[Blueboard] IPC Merit Research Awards

wfarce at ateneo.edu wfarce at ateneo.edu
Tue Jan 30 14:08:49 PHT 2007


The Institute of Philippine Culture welcomes proposals for the IPC Merit
Research Awards.  With funds provided by the Ford Foundation, the awards seek
to advance research in the social sciences.  Proponents are asked to present a
written proposal with clearly stated research objectives, the proposed study's
theoretical significance, and the research methods required.

Priority areas for research are identified (see below).  However, experience
during the past few years has shown that the awards program is able to fund all
proposals of substantively high quality that fall within the purview of basic
and applied research in the social sciences.

Priority Research Areas

The program puts priority on five substantive thematic clusters:

1.	Social justice, poverty, and well-being;
2.	Civil society, social change, cultural- and spiritual- based values;
3.	Asset building and social capital formation in community-based
           health, education, shelter, and natural resource management;
4.	Cultures of work, conflict, and peace; and
5.	The impact of globalization on people's everyday lives.

In the past year, these more specific substantive areas were identified and

a.	Religious change and transformation;
b.	Families, childhood, youth, and aging;
c.	Culture, political leadership, and state power;
d.	Critical analysis of citizenship and civil society;
e.	Forms of governance;
f.	Corporations and private authority;
g.	Social dynamics of agriculture and the environment;
h.	Articulations of the global-local nexus; and
i.	The coexistence of "modernity" and "tradition".

Proposal guidelines

Research  proposals should not exceed 2,500 words.  The proposed project may be
scheduled to start at anytime during  2007.  It must be completed within twelve
months.  The maximum research award is P500,000.00.  Honoraria for researchers
may be include in the proposed budget.

The deadline for submission of research proposals this year is April 15, 2007.
Earlier submissions are welcome.    A selection committee decides on the grants
to be awarded.   In principle, grants are made on a competitive basis.  However,
decisions may be made on earlier submissions whose quality in terms of substance
and methods are clearly meritorious.

Inquiries are welcome.  Please contact IPC at http://admu.edu.ph or call 426
6067; 426 6001 local 4651.

The IPC website may be accessed at http://ipc-ateneo.org.

To download the MRA Guidelines and Application form please visit the following



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