The Department of Science and Technology XII (DOST XII) announces the call for nominations for the 2014 DOST Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD)-GruppoMedica Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis in Herbal Medicine.

The Award is given to provide motivation for students, with the technical guidance of their faculty adviser, to view undergraduate thesis as an excellent opportunity to contribute to national interest. The Award recognizes relevant and innovative research works on herbal medicine that can lead to practical and/or commercial applications.

Dr. Zenaida P. HR Laidan encourages all undergraduate students of College of Pharmacy, Chemistry, Nursing and Arts and Sciences who have completed their thesis projects on medicinal plants in the current school year to participate. Nominations must be made by the students’ faculty and adviser and should be endorsed by the Dean and the region-based Health Research and Development Consortium (HRDC) to PCHRD. A maximum of three (3) thesis projects are allowed per school/college.

The GruppoMedica will be giving a cash prize of P60,000.00 for first prize winner (P42,000 for student, P12,000 for the mentor and P6,000 for the school), P40,000 for the second prize winner (P28,000.00 for student, P8,000 for the mentor and P4000 for the school) and P20,000 for the third prize winner (P14,000 for student, P4,000 for the mentor and P2,000 for the school).

The complete package of the Award  may be viewed and downloaded at or

Deadline for submission of nominations tothe DOST XII’   Health Research and Development Consortium XII (HRDC XII) is on March 31, 2014.  



                        DR. ZENAIDA P. HR LAIDAN

                        Regional Director


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