Enhanced Creative Work and Research Grant

Faculty (Instructor 4 and higher) and REPS (University Researcher 1 and higher) are invited to submit proposals for the ECWRG.  

The  ECWRG aims to encourage faculty and  REPS  to undertake research or creative work that will lead to publications, exhibitions, performances of creative work or other significant output such as patents, new software, and advanced technologies. To ensure the quality of output, publication or exhibition will be required prior to the full release of the grant.  For the requirements on publications, please refer to the recent BOR-approved guidelines on the International Publication Award (1316th BOR Meeting on 31 March 2016). 

The grant shall be for a period of 18 months only.  Grants vary based on faculty rank, from P450,000 to P650,000 (less withholding tax) for a project.

Applications and proposals for the ECWRG must be submitted to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (or equivalent unit) of the applicant’s CU.  These will be subjected to technical evaluation by external reviewers (external to the CU or to UP) selected by the CU OVCR or equivalent unit.  All reviewed proposals will be transmitted to the OVPAA for evaluation by the ECWRG Monitoring and Evaluation Committee. The number of proposals which will be recommended for funding will depend on available funds.

Dates to remember:

Deadline of submission of ECWRG proposal/application to CU OVCR or equivalent unit – check with your CU
Deadline of submission by OVCRs (or equivalent unit) to OVPAA – April 30 (Cycle 1) or October 30 (Cycle 2)

Download forms:

Guidelines on Enhanced Creative Work and Research Grant
OVPAA Memorandum 2020-20: Clarification on the Eligibility Requirements of ECWRG Guidelines
Forms 5.1 and 5.2 (Application Form) (.docx)
Forms 5.1 and 5.2 (Application Form) (.pdf)

Form 4.0 (Instructions for progress reports and final reports)
ECWRG Proposal Evaluation Sheet (CU Template for External Review)

Evaluation Guide: