Philippine-California Advanced Research Institutes Project is open for proposals in health innovation, translational medicine, information infrastructure development

The Philippine-California Advanced Research Institutes (PCARI) Project is a project of the Philippine government’s Commission on Higher Education (CHED), in collaboration with California-based and leading Philippine academic institutions, to establish a platform for capacity-building of Philippine higher education institutions (HEIs) by way of collaborative research.

PCARI is pleased to announce a new cycle of Request for Proposals (RFPs) for CHED-PCARI funding. Projects to be funded under this announcement are expected to be in the priority areas of information infrastructure development and health innovation and translational medicine to be undertaken jointly by collaborating eligible HEIs. Proposals must address a significant societal problem and have the potential to bring about and sustain technology transfer or commercialization activities. For this cycle, proposals are encouraged in e-learning, artificial intelligence, data science, agriculture, food processing, nutrition, and marine and aquatic sciences related to health innovation and translational medicine, and information infrastructure development.

A pre-condition for the approval of the proposals is for these to be undertaken in collaboration with a university in California, U.S.A., such as the University of California-Berkeley, the University of California-San Francisco, the University of California-Davis, University of California-Los Angeles, the University of California-Merced, and the University of California-San Diego.

Submissions must be received electronically by the PCARI Secretariat at [email protected] on or before 31 March 2018, 11:59 PM, Manila time (31 March 2018, 8:59AM, PDT).

Further details are in the attached RFP Guidelines and application packet and are also available through this link.

Please contact the following persons for further information:

PH side

Institute for Information Infrastructure Development
Dr. Aura C. Matias, [email protected]

Institute for Health Innovation and Translational Medicine
Dr. Ernelea P. Cao, [email protected]

UC Campuses

Berkeley – Dr. Anthony St. George,[email protected]
Davis – Dr. Jim E. Hill, [email protected]
Los Angeles – Ms. Alice Young-Singleton, EdD, [email protected]
San Francisco – Ms. Catherine Lagarde, [email protected]
Merced – Autumn Salazar, [email protected]
San Diego – Stella Sung, [email protected]


Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (02) 376 1758
Telefax: (02) 352 5591

Application packet:
Announcement for 6th RFP
Guidelines for 6th Cycle RFP
PCARI Form No. 3a Data Sheet 2018
PCARI Form No. 3b Narrative Proposal 2018
PCARI Form No. 3c Line Item Budget 2018
PCARI Form No. 3.c3 Budget Justification 2018
PCARI Form No. 3d Workplan 2018
PCARI Form No. 3e Letter of Commitment 2018