The Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2022 DOST-PCHRD-Undergraduate Thesis Grant in Natural Products.


The said program aims to sustain research culture in natural products to increase the number of research and later on build a pool of researchers/experts specializing in the field. it supports the Tuklas Lunas program (Drug Discovery and Development Program) of the DOST-PCHRD, which aims to develop safe, effective, and affordable alternative drugs from the country's natural resources.


The search is open to all undergraduate students of Colleges of Pharmacy, Chemistry, Nursing, and Health and Allied Sciences who have thesis proposals on natural products, specifically utilizing indigenous plants in the region. a thesis grant amounting to Fifty Thousand Pesos (Php 50,000.00) will be given to two (2) qualified thesis proposals per region.


Upon completion of the thesis project and submission of the required deliverables, six (6) finalists will be chosen to present their completed research during the 16th Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) week celebration on August 2023, wherein the top three (3) winners will be selected. Cash prizes include Php30,000.00 for the first prize, Php22,000.00 for the second prize winner and Php15,000.00 for the third prize winner.


The deadline for the submission of the documentary requirements to the R1HRDC is on or before May 31, 2022.


The guidelines and detailed research proposal form can be accessed at


Should there be concerns, please contact Ms. Ana Gay Ranga at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at mobile number 09308817266.

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