[Blueboard] Call for Research Proposals: Land Administration and Management

Intersect intersec at admu.edu.ph
Thu Oct 18 15:34:36 PHT 2007


The Land Administration and Management Project Phase 2, or
LAMP 2, is the government’s effort to reform the country’s
land administration and management system towards the
development of a more efficient land market.
The Land Administration and Management Program is a 15-20
year reform plan to improve land administration in the Philippines.
The overall goal of the program is to “alleviate poverty
and enhance economic growth by improving land tenure
security and fostering development of efficient land markets in
rural and urban areas through the development of efficient
system of land titling and administration and a uniform valuation
system, based on clear, coherent and consistent policies
and laws, supported by appropriate institutional structures.”
A major component of LAMP2 is Institutional Development
and Capacity Building. One major output of the component
related to “laying the foundation for the future expansion of
tenure security and land valuation and appraisal activities” is
the development and implementation of a LAM research
program which will provide avenues through which the knowledge
base of the sector may be increased.
Under LAMP1, a small research grant facility was set up to
pilot an R&D intervention that is led by academe and research
organizations with clear linkage to the users of the innovations
(i.e. LAMP and the LAM agencies). The initial success of this
intervention prompted the managers of LAMP2 to not only
continue the grant facility but also look at other support
programs that will result in a cadre of R&D professionals for
the sector.
Ten research grants will be awarded by the PA-LAMP, each
amounting between P100, 000 and P150, 000.

WHO QUALIFIES
The grant is open to graduate students and professional
researchers affiliated with academic/research institution or
NGOs, who:
• Can show evidence of competence and experience in
social research; and
• Are willing and able to undertake and complete the
proposed research within the period from November
2007 to April 2008.
Academic researchers are especially encouraged to apply and
faculty members teaching related courses are preferred.
HOW TO APPLY
Prospective applicants are asked to submit a research proposal
done in both hard and electronic copies according to the
prescribed format on the application form and two letters of
recommendation from individuals with knowledge of the
applicant’s experience and/or competence in research. Applications
may be submitted at the indicated address. Application
deadline is 5 November 2007.
HOW SELECTION PROCEEDS
A Screening and Review Committee will evaluate the submitted
proposals according to the following criteria:
• Track record of the proponent
• Feasibility and relevance/usefulness of the proposed
research
• Proposed research achievable within November 2007 to
April 2008
• Soundness of the methodology
Those who are selected to receive the grant will be informed
through phone/fax or email a week after November 5, 2007.
Application forms are available at the indicated office. These
are also available electronically. For inquiries and submission of
proposals, please contact:

LAMP 2 Research Awards 2007
Elisea S. Adem
eliseaadem at yahoo.com
Finance Office, Room 213
Tel. No.: 426-6001 local 4667
John J. Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues
2/F ISO Bldg., Social Development Complex
Ateneo de Manila University Campus
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Tel. No.: 426-6001 local 4655-4668



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