Challenge Grants (Second Call for Proposals for AY 2013-2014)

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation is pleased to call for proposals for Challenge Grants that would affirm the University's support for research that secure positive, meaningful, lasting, and inclusive growth in society and contribute to nation-building by seeking to:

  1. alleviate poverty;
  2. promote peace and social justice;
  3. protect the welfare of women, youth at risk, and other vulnerable sectors of society;
  4. create wealth and resources to bridge the various societal divides;
  5. provide models and avenues for stewardship of God's creation; and
  6. influence policy, governance, and the management of institutions.

For challenge grants, the target sector, community or beneficiary of the project must be very clear, even if the direct output of the project may not be immediately useful nor transferable to the sector, community, or beneficiary concerned.

Copy of the past selected projects for Batches 1, 2,3, and 4 of the Challenge Grants, the Implementing Guidelines for Challenge Grants and the electronic template for proposals can be requested from Below is the link for Challenge Grants and Implementing Guidelines:

Deadline for Proposals : November 23 2013
Presentation to Panel : TBA

Proposals must be submitted as an email attachment to If you do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt of submitted proposal within three days after submission, please follow up with the VCRI office at loc. 401, or at 536-4226.