[Blueboard] Reminder: Deadline of IPC MRA Proposals on Nov. 13

mmacapagal at ateneo.edu mmacapagal at ateneo.edu
Tue Nov 10 07:23:29 PHT 2009

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 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.

Within these thematic clusters, specific substantive areas would include:

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 must be completed within 12 months.  The maximum research award is

The IPC Merit Research Awards are granted on a competitive basis.

The deadline for submission of research proposals this year is
November 13, 2009.

To download the MRA Guidelines and Application form please visit the
IPC website:


For more information, please e-mail mmacapagal at ateneo.edu.

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