About the event

This Call for Papers aims to recognize researchers and their works that have the potential to address current and pressing health concerns locally and nationally.


Who Can Submit an Entry?

This is open to both professionals and students who have successfully developed and implemented health research in the country, especially in Region 1. Participants must be affiliated to R1HRDC’s member institutions.


How to Submit an Entry?

Interested individuals must submit the following requirements:

  1. Research abstract

  2. Curriculum Vitae of the study team

  3. Appropriate clearances from accredited institutions

  • Bureau of Animal Industry clearance for studies involving animal subjects

  • Biosafety Clearance for studies involving genetic engineering and pathogenic organisms

  • National Commission on Indigenous Peoples Clearance for studies involving Indigenous Peoples Gratuitous Permit from Biodiversity Management Bureau for studies involving collection of flora and fauna from DENR Protected Areas

  • Ethical clearance for studies involving human subjects

  1. Endorsement letter from the institution addressed to Dr. Maria Lourdes K. Otayza, R1HRDC Chairperson.


All files must be in pdf format.


Shortlisting of applications

Eligible entries will be reviewed by the R1HRDC Technical Review Board and Ethics Review Committee. Incomplete and unqualified applications will be notified accordingly.


Deadline of Submission

MAY 30, 2021


For inquiries please contact the R1HRDC Secretariat Ms. Ana Gay Ranga at 0930-881-7266 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..