The Department of Science and Technology-  Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) in cooperation with the Gruppo Medica Inc. (GMI) and Health Research and Development Consortium Region IV-A (HRDCR IV-A) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the  2014 DOST-PCHRD-  Gruppo Medica Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis in Herbal Medicine.

The Award is given to provide motivation for students, with the technical guidance of their faculty adviser, to view undergraduate thesis as an excellent opportunity to contribute to national interest.  The Award recognizes relevant and innovative research works on herbal medicine that can lead to practical and/or commercial applications.

The search is open to all undergraduate students of Colleges of Pharmacy, Chemistry, Nursing and Arts and Sciences who have completed their thesis projects on medicinal plants in the current school year. Nominations must be made by the students’ faculty adviser and should be endorsed by the Dean and the region-based Health Research and Development Consortium (RHRDC) to  PCHRD. A maximum of three (3) thesis projects are allowed per school/college.

The Gruppo Medica Inc. will be giving a cash prize of  P 60,000  for the first prize winner (P42,00 for the student, P12,000 for the mentor and P 6,000 for the school),  P 40,000    for  the second prize winner ( P28,000 for the student, P8,000 for the mentor and P4,000 for the school) and  P 20,000  for the third prize winner ( P14,000 for the student, P4,000 for the mentor and P2,000 for the school).
Deadline for submission of nominations to the consortium is on March 31, 2014. The nominees will be reviewed and short-listed by the consortium. The short-listed nominees will be submitted to PCHRD not later than April 11, 2014. A copy of the guidelines including the nomination form can be downloaded at, downloads section, Awards and Recognitions/2014 DOST-PCHRD- Gruppo Medica Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis in Herbal Medicine.

For inquiries and submission of nomination forms, you may contact Ms. Reinachell T. Dacdac, HRDCR IV-A Staff at (046) 481-8000 local 4000, c/o De La Salle Health Sciences Institute, Rm. 6301 3/F, De La Salle Angelo King Medical Research Center, Gov. D, Mangubat Ave., Dasmarinas City, Cavite, 4114.

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