Call for Research Proposals: 2024 UPCWGS Research Grant

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) is now accepting proposals for its 2024 UPCWGS Research Grant. The grant seeks to fund cutting-edge research on women and gender in the Philippines.  

The UPCWGS will award funding of up to PhP200,000 to six (6) research projects on women and gender in the Philippines. Project duration should be within a six-month period with the start date on 1 April 2024. After that, researchers will be given two months to write their journal article. 

Proposals should follow the format indicated in the PROJECT PROPOSAL TEMPLATE ( Applicants should also accomplish the ETHICS CHECKLIST GOOGLE FORM* (, submit a cover letter, and a recommendation letter from a supervisor. 

Research proposals will be evaluated based on: timeliness/relevance of topic, creativity of approach, methodological soundness, contribution to knowledge, social impact, and effectivity of writing style. 

Please email your proposals to [email protected], with “2024 UPCWGS RESEARCH GRANT” in the subject line, by 29 February 2024

Terms and Conditions: 

  1. One of the project proponents should be a regular employee of the University of the Philippines or a UP contractual employee.  
  1. Awarded projects will be provided an initial outlay of 20% of the grant at the start of the project. Afterwards, funds will be released through four tranches upon submission of each of the three progress reports and one journal article 

*A risk is minimal when the probability and magnitude of harm or discomfort anticipated in the proposed research are not greater, in and of themselves, than those ordinarily encountered in daily life or during the performance of routine physical or psychological examinations or tests (National Ethical Guidelines for Health Research 2011).