The Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) in collaboration with the Department of Health (DOH) is pleased to announce the search for the Best Mentor in Health Research Award for the year 2013.

The award aims to recognize excellence in mentorship that instills passion among researchers resulting to enhanced relevance and productivity in health research. It also aims to reward mentors who have built the capacities of researchers in the health sector which led  to significant advances in the Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) thrusts as identified in the National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA).

The search is open to all Filipino citizen actively involved in mentoring researchers/students or colleagues for at least 5 years. Past winners cannot be nominated. Nominations can be made by heads of institutions, immediate supervisor/s, colleague/s, trainee/s, or student/advisee. Self-nomination is not allowed.

Each cluster winner (Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and NCR) will receive a cash prize of P 100,000.00 plus a plaque of recognition. The national winner will receive a cash prize of P 200,000.00 plus a trophy.

Nominations should reach the ARMM Health Research Consortium (AHRC) not later than April 15, 2013. Qualified nominees will be reviewed and shortlisted by the consortium. A copy of the guidelines, recommendation form, CV of the nominee and eligibility check have been sent to the member colleges/universities of the consortium. These may also be downloaded by simply clicking on the following links (guidelinesCV form, and recommendation form).

For inquiries and submission of forms, kindly contact the AHRC Secretariat at Tel. No. (064) 552-0263 or Mobile No. 09276867115, c/o DOST-ARMM, ORG Compound, Cotabato City.