[Blueboard] URC Grant: Call for Proposals

Dj Andres dandres at ateneo.edu
Wed Sep 25 17:31:21 PHT 2013

The University Research Council aims to support interdisciplinary “game
changing” scholarly work of the Ateneo faculty and professionals and
increase the scholarly work/creative output of the University, the URC is
pleased to announce funding for research projects focused on the following

·         *risk assessment and reduction ***

*(This area pertains to disaster, economics, corporate, governance,
vulnerable sectors of society, migrant workers)*

·         *public education reform** ***

*(This area pertains to curriculum, teacher education, leadership,
learning, administration, system reform, technologies and innovation, S&T

·         *health systems development** *

*(This pertains to health leadership and administration, finance,
technologies and innovation, delivery*, *education, health communication,

·         *sustainability***

*(This pertains to social entrepreneurship, technology entrepreneurship and
innovation, skills development, youth development, energy, materials
science, transport)*

·         *creativity, innovation and culture*

*(This pertains to identity, nationhood and social innovation)*

The research projects with one- or two-year timeframes may be of
theoretical or applied nature, interdisciplinary, and with a clear social
relevance in either of the themes mentioned above. Funding per project is
up to P500,000 and will be awarded on a competitive basis. The primary
criteria for selection of the projects to be funded are:
(a) relevance to the priority areas, (b) interdisciplinarity, (c) strength
of the conceptual framework, project design and methodology, (c) expected
output including publishability, and (d) expected impact.

The policies and guidelines and application form may be downloaded from the
website: *http://www.ateneo.edu/urc-grant-call-for-proposals*. Three items
need to be submitted: (1) a detailed proposal as outlined in the
guidelines, (2) a completed application form with a 100-word abstract and
noted by the chair and the dean, and (3) a short curriculum vitae of the
lead proponent [one to two-pages only].

The deadline for submission of the required materials is *November 15, 2013*.
Hard copies must be submitted to the Office of the Associate Dean for
Research and Creative Work at Faber Hall 307 *AND* the electronic version
should be sent by e-mail to *dandres at ateneo.edu*. Awards will be announced
by March 2014, and projects may start in April 2014. If you need assistance
in the preparation of the proposal or have any questions, please contact
our office at *adrcw.ls at ateneo.edu*, or local phone 5046.**
Djoanna Paula C. Andres
Office Staff
Office of Associate Dean for Research and Creative Work
Ateneo de Manila University
Telephone: 426 6001 local 5046
Fax: 426 5663
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