The DOST-PCHRD - Gruppo Medica Award gives recognition to relevant and innovative research work on herbal medicine undertaken by undergraduate students. The Award highlights research that can lead to practical and/or commercial applications. The Award expects to provide the motivation for students with the technical guidance of their faculty advisers, to view undergraduate thesis not merely as an academic exercise, but as an excellent opportunity to contribute to national interest.
Who can participate
The Award is open to all undergraduate students of Colleges of Pharmacy, Chemistry, Nursing, and Arts and Sciences who have completed thesis projects on medicinal plants. The projects must have been completed within the current school year.
Who can nominate
Nominations must be made by the students' faculty adviser and should be endorsed to DOST-PCHRD by the College Dean and the region-based health research and development consortium. Each institution can endorse a maximum of three (3) thesis projects.
How to nominate
Nominations should be made in a prescribed nominations form stamped with the college seal. Submitted entries must also include the following: (1) Soft and hard copies of the thesis report (2) Plant authentication certification, and (3) Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) certification for researches involving animals and/or Ethical clearance from an Ethics Review Committee for researches involving human participants.
The criteria for the selection are:
Potential for practical application or commercialization of results
|Creativity and originality of research work||20%|
|Number of researchers||5%|
P42,000 for the student
P12,000 for the mentor
P6,000 for the school
P28,000 for the student
P8,000 for the mentor
P4,000 for the school
P14,000 for the student
P4,000 for the mentor
P2,000 for the school
Deadline of submission to the consortium is on May 20, 2016.
Click here to download nomination form: http://www.pchrd.dost.gov.ph/index.php/news/events/5085-dost-pchrd-gruppo-medica-award-for-outstanding-undergraduate-thesis-in-herbal-medicine