Once again, the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) is pleased to announce the search for the Best Mentor in Health Research Award for the year 2015.
The award aims to recognize excellence in mentorship instils passion among researchers resulting to enhanced relevance and productivity in health research. It also aims to reward mentors who have built the capabilities of researchers in the health sector which led to significant advances in the Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) thrusts as identified in the National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA).
The search is open to all Filipino citizen actively involved in mentoring researchers/students or colleagues for at least five (5) years. Past winners cannot be nominated. Nominations can be made by heads of institutions, immediate supervisor/s, colleague/s, trainee/s, or student/advisee. Self Nomination is not allowed.
Each cluster winner (Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and NCR) will receive a cash prize of P 100,000.00 plus a plaque of recognition. The national winner will receive P 200,000.00 plus a trophy. However, there should be at least 3 endorsed nominees with complete documents in a cluster before the selection process can proceed.
Nominations should reach the consortium not later than January 7, 2015, but the consortium encourages all member and non-member institutions to submit all nominations on December 22, 2014 to Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium (R1HRDC) Secretariat Ms. Ana Gay D. Ranga at telefax no. 077-792-3133 or 077-617-1517. Qualified nominees will be reviewed and shortlisted by the consortium before it will be forwarded to PCHRD on or before January 14, 2015.
A copy of the guidelines and recommendation form were sent to your respective institutions/agencies for your reference.