The Department of Health is issuing this supplementary Call for Proposals for the 2022 Advancing Health through Evidence Assisted-Decisions with Health Policy and Systems Research (AHEAD with HPSR) program priorities in support of policy development for research management and ethics review process in the Department of Health. Interested individuals preferably with institutional affiliations that are DOST-certified are welcome to apply. The projects posted here are for implementation within the period of CY 2022 and we encourage submission of proposals that only address the priorities identified in this call.


In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage proponents to account for this new reality in the design of their research proposals. Specifically, we encourage the following approaches in drafting project implementation plans especially for those requiring field work: (1) maintenance of minimum public health standards at all times (including the use of appropriate PPEs and implementation of other safety measures); (2) early consultation with Local Government Units and local health officials to assess feasibility of conducting field work in their jurisdictions (if applicable); (3) tapping of local counterparts to conduct field work within their locality to minimize cross-border travel; and, (4) streamlining of team composition towards 'lean' teams.


The 2022 AHEAD-HPSR research priorities included in this call and their corresponding project briefs or terms of reference (TOR) are available at for reference. Interested parties, preferably with DOST accreditation, must submit their capsule proposals (maximum of 5 pages) using the provided template together with the following initial requirements through email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
1. Letter of Intent;
2. Work plan Schedule (Gantt Chart of Activities);
3. Curriculum Vitae of lead proponent (Principal Investigator/Project Leader);
4. Profile of the institution; and,
5. Endorsement of agency Head


Deadline of submission is until 10 September 2021. For queries, please contact the HPDPBHealth Research Division at local 1326/1328. Meanwhile, we will release a Call for our 2023 priorities by September 2021.


Source: DOH HPDB Team

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