Research and Development

Dedicated to bridging the gaps between home and professional life in the interest of holistic personal, national and social development, PWU envisions itself as a research institution working in consonance with national development goals. Its research orientations go hand-in-hand with its recognition of the globalized nature of its teaching and research. Its social development thrust is linked to its historical concern for gender empowerment, family life, civic participation, health, education, environmentalism and cultural heritage.

The issues pertinent to women and families permeate the Millennium Development Goals, and PWU shall focus its research efforts on building capacities of communities to address these various issues.

Director: Dr. Mencita Dumlao

Contact: +63(2) 465-1754 / 526-8421 local 163

OVERVIEW

As an office under the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Research and Development Office (RDO) ensures adherence to the University’s research agenda. It supports the research initiatives of the University’s academic units, aligning these with national development goals and prioritizing their effective integration into related community engagement programs.

As an essential component of quality education, research by members of the academic community is encouraged and promoted under various research funding and support programs.

The RDO is staffed by a director, research associate and administrative assistant who coordinate all research activities and act as the secretariat for all administrative and financial matters.

OBJECTIVES

To encourage individual development through research.

To contribute towards building strong communities through leadership in the prioritized areas of health, nutrition, education and culture.

To direct research efforts towards target outcomes in the national development plans.

 
RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAM

Grants for Individual or group research projects are awarded in amounts equivalent to 3, 6, or 9 units. Each trimester approximately 25-40 grants may be awarded depending on the number of qualified research proposals submitted.

RESEARCH GRANT PROCEDURE

  1. LETTER OF INTENTION
    The research grant applicant writes a letter indicating her/his interest in undertaking research with the support of the University.
    The letter should include the following:
    • - research topic/project;
    • - 1-page description including the background, purpose and significance of the topic/project;
    • - applicant’s background and qualifications vis a vis the proposed topic.
  2. INITIAL INTERVIEW
    This is a pre-qualifying phase wherein the RDO staff determines whether the proposed topic or project falls within the University’s research priorities as indicated in the vision-mission statement and objectives. Pre-qualified applicants are issued a Research Grant Application Form.
  3. RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATION (RGA)
    Assistance in writing the final version of the research proposal and preparing the RGA Form may be provided by the RDO staff upon request.
  4. RESEARCH GRANTS COMMITTEE
    The committee is formally convened to review theresearch proposals and to make recommendations for the approval, disapproval or revision of the proposals. The committee may likewise indicate the further need for review by the Research Ethics Committee.
  5. VPAA APPROVAL OF RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATION
    Approval is based on the recommendation of the Research Grants Committee and the review and endorsement of the Director.
  6. PROCESSING AND INITIAL RELEASE OF FUNDS
  7. SUBMISSION OF COMPLETE DRAFT OF RESEARCH REPORT
  8. RESEARCH GRANTS COMMITTEE EVALUATION
    The committee evaluates the draft reports of completed research and makes its final recommendations comments and suggestions.
  9. SUBMISSION OF FINAL REPORT OF RESEARCH
  10. PROCESSING AND RELEASE OF FINAL PAYMENT

PUBLICATION & DOCUMENTATION

This unit is responsible for the dissemination of research outputs and documentation and information dissemination on the various research-related activities of the University.

It likewise oversees the publication of the PWU Research Journal, the PWU Educational Forum and occasional monographs. The Research Journal is a refereed bi-annual publication covering a full range of topics on education, management, the health sciences, social sciences and the humanities while the Educational Forum reports on the many and varied activities of the University’s schools.

The publication and documentation unit is headed by the Director who implements the double blind review process for the PWU Research Journal.

RESEARCHES

INTERNAL

Nutritional Assessment of Selected Participants from the SMIIC Schools: A Pilot Study Conducted at Philippine Women’s University-Manila
School of Nutrition, Philippine School of Social Works, School of Nursing

EXTERNAL

Development and Promotion of Corn-based Nutri-bars
School of Food Science and Technology, School of Nutrition

Evaluation of the Nutrient Composition and Adequacy, Safety and Acceptability of the Foods Served in the PWU Canteen
Faculty of Allied Health and Wellness

Plant High Value Products Research Proposal