2018 Call for Capsule Proposals

The Central Visayas Consortium for Health Research and Development (CVCHRD) is now accepting capsule research proposals for CY 2018.

I. Health R&D Priorities

CVCHRD shall accept capsule proposals which address priority health problems/issues identified in the Regional Unified Health Research Agenda (RUHRA) and/or National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA) of the Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS).

National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA)

  1. Diagnostics
  2. Drug discovery and development
  3. Functional foods
  4. Hospital equipment and biomedical devices
  5. Information and communication technology for health
  6. Dengue
  7. Nutrition and food quality and safety
  8. Disaster risk reduction
  9. Climate Change Adaptation
  10. Molecular technologies for health (Platform technology across research priorities)

Regional Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA)

  1. Non-communicable diseases
  2. Communicable diseases
  3. Maternal, adolescent and child health
  4. Public safety and well-being
  5. Mental health
  6. Disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation
  7. Studies on vulnerable population
  8. Health information/knowledge management
  9. Functional foods
  10. Health governance
  11. Technology development
  12. Health human resources
  13. Health policy and regulations
  14. Health financing
  15. Drug discovery and development
  16. Health research ethics
  17. Design thinking approach
  18. Molecular technologies for health

(*** Refer to the full information on the NUHRA and RUHRA on this link.)


Eligible entities

Regular staff and faculty members of the Central Visayas Consortium for Health Research and Development (CVCHRD) member institutes, medical and paramedical schools, hospitals and other health related agencies in Central Visayas.


Budgetary Requirement

CVCHRD shall accept proposals with a budgetary requirement not exceeding Five Hundred Thousand Pesos (Php 500,000.00). The proposal shall include support for a research mentor/consultant that will assist beginning researchers from the conceptualization until the implementation and completion phase of the project.

Project Duration

The research proposal shall have a duration of six months to one year.

Content of Proposals

Applicants are advised to accomplish the Capsule R&D Proposal Form (Appendix B).

Letter of Intent and Endorsement

Together with the capsule proposal, a formal letter of intent and an endorsement from the authorized head of the institution shall be required. The authorized head will also be the principal signatory of the institution for the research agreement award.

 The letter of Intent and Endorsement Letter should be addressed to:

Central Visayas Consortium for Health Research and Development (CVCHRD)
c/o Department of Science and Technology Regional Office VII
Lahug S&T Complex, Sudlon, Lahug, Cebu City

e-Proposals Submission

For those who are interested to submit their proposals, the complete package of the Call for Proposals and Proposals Application Forms are downloadable at the CVCHRD website (http://region7.healthresearch.ph/). Applicants are required to submit proposals through the CVCHRD Secretariat through: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A notification shall be issued to eligible entities whose proposals have been evaluated and recommended for development of a full blown proposal.

Deadline of Proposal Submission

The closing date for the submission of capsule proposals is on 31 January 2018.