Eight (8) hard copies of the proposal have to be submitted to the Research Director.
Upon the submission of the proposal, the Research Director convenes the members
of the Research Committee to evaluate and assess the proposal based on the criteria
mentioned above. The Committee reserves the right to consult a third party
an independent reader to solidify the assessment. The choice of the independent reader
depends on the nature of the research proposal.
There will be an Approving Committee, which is composed of the President,
the Academic Dean, the Research Director, and the Financial Officer.
The Research Committee, through its Director, submits its recommendations to the
The President, who acts as the Chairperson of the Approving Committee, convenes its
The Approving Committee shall make the final decision.
Terms and Conditions
The IFRS through the President shall make grants to successful candidates
in accordance with the following conditions:
The applicant (individual/team) will carry out the research, which is neither part of contractual or commissioned research, nor part of a formal program of studies
leading to a degree;
Awards are normally granted only for direct costs related to the research project
such as expenses related to gathering of data, office supplies and materials
and the like.
The researcher has to submit a progress report of their research project
every six months to the Research Director for monitoring. The Research Director
can convene the members of the Research Committee for corresponding evaluation
and proper courses of action when he or she deems it necessary.
The research project has to be completed within the agreed time span of the project.
Eight (8) hard copies of the manuscript produced will be submitted to the Director
of the Research Committee for final evaluation. It will be within the length of a normal
scholarly journal article and with the feasibility of publication.
The approval of the manuscript of the completed research project follows the
approval procedures of the application.
When it is judged appropriate, the Research Committee will recommend publication
to the Publication Committee.