The Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) in cooperation with the GruppoMedica Inc. (GMI) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2014 DOST-PCHRD-GruppoMedica Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis in Herbal Medicine.
The Award is given to provide motivation for students to undertake 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 thesis projects on medicinal plants in the current school year. Nominations must be made by the student’s 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 GruppoMedica Inc. will be giving a cash prize of PhP 60,000 for the first prize winner (PhP 42,000 for the student, PhP 12,000 for the mentor and PhP 6,000 for the school), PhP 40,000 for the second prize winner (PhP 28,000 for the student, PhP 8,000 for the mentor and PhP 4,000 for the school), PhP 20,000 for the third prize winner (PhP 14,000 for the student, PhP 4,000 for the mentor and PhP 2,000 for the school).
Nominations may be submitted to the CLHRDC-DOST 3 on or before March 31, 2014. Copies of the guidelines and nomination forms are available at the PCHRD and PNHRS websites.