<div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_quote"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;times new roman&quot;,serif"></span><div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_quote"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;times new roman&quot;,serif"><br>On the occasion of its <b>fifty-sixth
anniversary</b>, the <b>Institute of Philippine Culture (IPC)</b> of
the School of Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University is pleased to
announce this <b>Call for Proposals</b> for the <b>IPC Merit
Research Awards (MRA)</b>. </span>

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<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;times new roman&quot;,serif">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&#39;s theoretical significance, and the research
methods required.</span></p>

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<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;times new roman&quot;,serif;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%">The IPC will
support studies by<b> faculty and researchers of the Ateneo de Manila
University</b> <b>(MRA-ADMU)</b> and by the <b>Research Clusters
of the School of Social Sciences</b> <b>(MRA-SOSS)</b>. The <b>principal
investigator/lead proponent</b> of the proposed research should be a <b>full-time
faculty or researcher</b> of the Ateneo de Manila University.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;times new roman&quot;,serif"></span></p>

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<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;times new roman&quot;,serif">Research proposals for the <b>MRA-ADMU</b> are <b>generally
individual submissions</b> whereas proposals for the <b>MRA-SOSS</b> should
be <b>collaborative (preferably across departments)</b>. All the proponents
of proposals submitted to the <b>MRA-SOSS Program</b> must be members
of a<b> Research Cluster of the School of Social Sciences</b>.</span></p>

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<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;times new roman&quot;,serif">The <b>research priority areas</b> for
the Call for Proposals are:</span></p>

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<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;times new roman&quot;,serif">For the Merit Research Awards for
ADMU faculty and researchers (MRA-ADMU)</span></b><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;times new roman&quot;,serif"></span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;times new roman&quot;,serif"> </span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;times new roman&quot;,serif">-- Religious change and
transformation</span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;times new roman&quot;,serif">-- Women and gender</span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;times new roman&quot;,serif">-- Social dynamics of agriculture
and labor</span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;times new roman&quot;,serif">-- Asset building and social capital
formation in community-based health, education, shelter, and natural resource
management</span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;times new roman&quot;,serif">-- Urban renewal and rural
development</span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;times new roman&quot;,serif">-- Political accountability</span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;times new roman&quot;,serif">-- Poverty reduction; resilience and
agency of marginalized groups</span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;times new roman&quot;,serif">-- New media and social
transformation</span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;times new roman&quot;,serif"> </span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;times new roman&quot;,serif"> </span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;times new roman&quot;,serif">For the Merit Research Awards for
the SOSS Research Clusters (MRA-SOSS)</span></b><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;times new roman&quot;,serif"></span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;times new roman&quot;,serif"> </span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;times new roman&quot;,serif">-- Culture, memory, and nationhood</span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;times new roman&quot;,serif">-- Environment, society, and
sustainable development</span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;times new roman&quot;,serif">-- Family, youth, and education</span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;times new roman&quot;,serif">-- Global flows, regional
integration, and other economic issues</span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:rgb(34,34,34)">-- Peace, social
justice, and democratic governance</span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:rgb(34,34,34)">-- Science,
technology, and social innovation</span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:rgb(34,34,34)"> </span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:rgb(34,34,34)"> </span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%" class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:rgb(34,34,34)">Proposal guidelines</span></b><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:rgb(34,34,34)"></span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:rgb(34,34,34)"> </span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:rgb(34,34,34)">The proposed project
must be completed within <b>12 months</b>, beginning in <b>June 2017</b>. The
maximum research awards is <b>PhP 500,000.00 </b>for the <b>Merit
Research Awards for ADMU faculty and researchers (MRA-ADMU)</b>; and <b>PhP
1,000,000.00</b> for the <b>Merit Research Awards for the SOSS
Research Clusters (MRA-SOSS)</b>.</span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:rgb(34,34,34)"> </span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:rgb(34,34,34)">The IPC Merit
Research Awards are granted on a competitive basis. The <b>MRA Guidelines
and Application Forms</b> (for the MRA-ADMU and
the MRA-SOSS) are<b><span style="background:yellow none repeat scroll 0% 0%"> attached </span></b>to
this email. They may also be downloaded from the<b> IPC website</b>: &lt;</span><a href="http://www.ipc-ateneo.org/content/mra-application-procedure" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:rgb(17,85,204)">http://www.i<wbr>pc-ateneo.org/content/mra-appl<wbr>ication-procedure</span></a><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:rgb(34,34,34)">&gt;.</span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:rgb(34,34,34)"> </span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:rgb(34,34,34)">The <b><span style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%">deadline </span></b>for the submission of the
accomplished application form and the research proposal is <b><span style="background:yellow none repeat scroll 0% 0%">Friday, January 27, 2017</span></b>. <b>Hard
copies</b> should be submitted to the Institute of Philippine Culture
(IPC) at <b>Room 213 of the Frank Lynch Hall</b>, Social Development
Complex (care of IPC Administrative Assistant, Ma. Shyl Angelica B.
Sales). <b>Soft copies </b>must also be emailed to
the IPC at &lt;</span><a href="mailto:ipc.soss@ateneo.edu" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:rgb(17,85,204)">ipc.soss@ateneo.edu</span></a><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:rgb(34,34,34)">&gt; and &lt;</span><a href="mailto:eleviste@ateneo.edu" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif">eleviste@ateneo.edu</span></a><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:rgb(34,34,34)">&gt;.  </span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:rgb(34,34,34)"> </span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:rgb(34,34,34)">The recipients of
the IPC Merit Research Awards for school year 2017-18 will be
announced by <b>Friday, April 14, 2017</b>. The research will be
undertaken in school year 2017-18 <b>(June 2017 to May 2018)</b>.</span></p>

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contact:</span></b><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:rgb(34,34,34)"></span></p>

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<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%" class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:rgb(34,34,34)">Enrique Niño P. Leviste,
PhD</span></b><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:rgb(34,34,34)"></span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:rgb(34,34,34)">Associate Director for
Research</span></p>

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Philippine Culture (IPC)</span></p>

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