Call for Nominations for the AROHRA and Best Mentor in Health Research Award

The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development-DOST (PCHRD-DOST) is calling for nominations/recommendations for the Alberto G. Romualdez Jr. Outstanding Health Research Award (AROHRA) and Best Mentor in Health Research Award.
1. Alberto G. Romualdez Jr. Outstanding Health Research Award (AROHRA)
  • This award is given to a research program or project that has demonstrated the link between research and practice through the utilization of research findings in the health delivery system.
  • The award is open to a completed research program or project done by Filipino researcher/s. The nominated entry must be done mainly in the Philippines.
  • The award has 2 categories: Biomedical Research and Health Services Research
  • The winners will receive a plaque of appreciation and PhP 500,000 per category.
Deadline of submission of nominations:
Consortium: February 24, 2017
DOST-PCHRD: March 3, 2017

2. Best Mentor in Health Research Award
  • This award recognizes excellence in mentorship that instills passion among researchers, redounding to enhanced relevance and productivity in health research.
  • This is given to recognize the vital role of the research mentor who selflessly shares knowledge and skills, inculcates values and attitudes, and inspires those involved in the research process, thereby creating an enabling environment and contributing to capacity-building in research.
  • The search is open to all Filipino citizen actively involved in mentoring researchers/students or colleagues for at least 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.
  • Winners will receive a plaque of appreciation and cash incentives (PhP 100,000 for each of the cluster winners and PhP 200,000 for the National winner).
Deadline of submission of recommendations:
Consortium: January 7, 2016
DOST-PCHRD: January 14, 2016

The details of each award are stipulated in the attached guidelines. Recommendation forms for the Best Mentor in Health Research Award and the Nomination form for the AROHRA can be downloaded at the DOST-PCHRD website (http://www.pchrd.dost.gov.ph/).