[Blueboard] IPC Merit Research Awards: Call for Proposals (Deadline: Friday, 29 January 2016)

Institute of Philippine Culture [LS] ipc.soss at ateneo.edu
Thu Oct 1 09:05:53 PHT 2015


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On the occasion of its *fifty-fifth anniversary*, the *Institute of
Philippine Culture (IPC)* of the School of Social Sciences, Ateneo de
Manila University is pleased to announce this *Call for Proposals* for the *IPC
Merit Research Awards (MRA)*.

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.

The IPC will support studies by* faculty and researchers of the Ateneo de
Manila University* *(MRA-ADMU)* and by the *Research Clusters of the School
of Social Sciences* *(MRA-SOSS)*. The *principal investigator/lead
proponent* of the proposed research should be a *full-time faculty or
researcher* of the Ateneo de Manila University.

Research proposals for the *MRA-ADMU* are *generally individual submissions*
whereas proposals for the *MRA-SOSS* should be *collaborative (preferably
across departments)*. All the proponents of proposals submitted to the
*MRA-SOSS
Program* must be members of a* Research Cluster of the School of Social
Sciences*.


The *research priority areas* for the Call for Proposals are:


*For the Merit Research Awards for ADMU faculty and researchers (MRA-ADMU)*

-- Religious change and transformation
-- Women and gender
-- Social dynamics of agriculture and labor
-- Asset building and social capital formation in community-based health,
education, shelter, and natural resource management
-- Urban renewal and rural development
-- Political accountability
-- Poverty reduction; resilience and agency of marginalized groups
-- New media and social transformation


*For the Merit Research Awards for the SOSS Research Clusters (MRA-SOSS)*

-- Culture, memory, and nationhood
-- Environment, society, and sustainable development
-- Family, youth, and education
-- Global flows, regional integration, and other economic issues

-- Peace, social justice, and democratic governance

-- Science, technology, and social innovation



*Proposal guidelines*


The proposed project must be completed within *12 months*, beginning in *June
2016*. The maximum research awards is *PhP 500,000.00 *for the *Merit
Research Awards for ADMU faculty and researchers (MRA-ADMU)*; and *PhP
1,000,000.00* for the *Merit Research Awards for the SOSS Research Clusters
(MRA-SOSS)*.


The IPC Merit Research Awards are granted on a competitive basis. The *MRA
Guidelines and Application Forms* (for the MRA-ADMU and the MRA-SOSS)
are *attached
*to this email. They may also be downloaded from the* IPC website*: <
http://www.ipc-ateneo.org/content/mra-application-procedure>.


The *deadline *for the submission of the accomplished application form and
the research proposal is *Friday, January 29, 2016*. *Hard copies* should
be submitted to the Institute of Philippine Culture (IPC) at *Room 213 of
the Frank Lynch Hall*, Social Development Complex (care of IPC
Administrative Assistant, Ma. Shyl Angelica B. Sales). *Soft copies *must
also be emailed to the IPC at <ipc.soss at ateneo.edu> and <
mmacapagal at ateneo.edu>.

The recipients of the IPC Merit Research Awards for school year 2015-16
will be announced by *Friday, April 15, 2016*. The research will be
undertaken in school year 2015-16 *(June 2016 to May 2017)*.


*For inquiries, please contact:*


*Ma. Elizabeth J. Macapagal, PhD*

Associate Director for Research

Institute of Philippine Culture (IPC)

Email:  <mmacapagal at ateneo.edu>



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*Institute of Philippine Culture (IPC)*School of Social Sciences
2/F Frank Lynch Hall, Social Development Complex
Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights
1108 Quezon City, Philippines
Tel Nos.: (+63 2) 426-6001 ext. 4651 loc. 213; (+63 2) 426 6067 loc. 213
Fax No.: (+63 2) 426-6067 loc. 121
Email:   ipc.soss at ateneo.edu
Website: ipc-ateneo.org
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