[Blueboard] IPC Merit Research Awards: Call for Proposals (Deadline: Friday, 27 January 2017)

Institute of Philippine Culture [LS] ipc.soss at ateneo.edu
Mon Jan 23 09:21:38 PHT 2017


On the occasion of its *fifty-sixth 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
2017*. 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 27, 2017*. *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 <eleviste at ateneo.edu>.




The recipients of the IPC Merit Research Awards for school year 2017-18
will be announced by *Friday, April 14, 2017*. The research will be
undertaken in school year 2017-18 *(June 2017 to May 2018)*.





*For inquiries, please contact:*



*Enrique Niño P. Leviste, PhD*

Associate Director for Research

Institute of Philippine Culture (IPC)

Email:  eleviste at ateneo.edu
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