The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office IX is pleased to announce the conduct of the Second Round of Call for Research Proposals for the year 2018-2019.

Following the previous call in 2016, the DSWD continues to be a recipient of the technical assistance grant under the Direct Funding Agreement No. 70507-1 of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of the Australian Government.

This year, the call for research operates under the theme “DSWD Towards Prompt and Compassionate Programs and Services,” with the objective of producing researches that aim to support, improve, or develop the department’s promotive and protective programs towards prompt and compassionate (maagap at mapagkalingang) service, and/or respond to the issues and concerns affecting the poor, disadvantaged, and marginalized as identified during the 2016 Regional Consultation Workshop for the DSWD 2017-2022 Research Agenda.

Furthermore, it also envisions a wider reach, higher budget ceilings, and longer project durations with a greater lead time and learnings from its predecessor.

The call for research proposals is open to all academic institutions and accredited Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) with demonstrated experience along social protection and social welfare and development. Proponent CSOs must be currently classified as “Accredited” and are prepared

to submit proof of accreditation.

Each DSWD Regional Office is given a slot of two (2) research proposals with funding assistance ranging from P200,000 to P600,000 per proposal.

Research proposals shall be submitted to the Field Office IX not later than October 26, 2018 for review and subsequent submission to Central Office.

Interested researchers may contact Ms. Fe L. Dela

Cruz, OIC-Chief of Policy and Plans Division at (062) 991-6030 or mobile number # 0928-552-5733 and may also personally visit Field Office IX at Gen. Vicente Alvarez St., Zamboanga City. ###