[Blueboard] Reminder: URC Grant Call for Proposals 2nd Sem 2014-2015

Joyce Ann L. Adolfo jadolfo at ateneo.edu
Tue Nov 4 11:35:43 PHT 2014


29 September 2014

Memo to : The University Community
Subject : University Research Council - Call for Proposals

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-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,
2014.  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 tojadolfo at ateneo.edu. Awards will be announced by
February 2015, and projects may start in April or June 2015. 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 5049.

Joyce Ann L. Adolfo
Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Creative Work
4266001 local 5049
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