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Gelia Castillo Award

Gelia Castillo Award for Research on Social Innovations in Health 2022

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The Gelia Castillo Award for Research on Social Innovations in Health (GCARSIH) aims to recognize the outstanding social innovations that address persistent, societal, and health systems challenges.

This Award is open to ongoing social innovations in health developed by Filipinos for the Filipinos. The entry must be implemented in the Philippines.

Prizes and Incentives for Gelia Castillo Award 

The top innovations in health will receive:

  • cash prize
  • eligibility for a research and development grant**
  • Also, the training and mentoring package

Eligibility for Gelia Castillo Award 

  • Developed by Filipino/s.
  • Also, Implemented in the Philippines for at least one (1) year
  • Based on an identified priority health need of a community or geographical context.
  • In addition, participating institutions may be:
    • public or private
    • members of the consortium
    • scientific, technological, and professional societies or associations
    • research institutes
    • universities and colleges
    • others

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Technical Screening

 Submitted entries shall be screed based on the following criteria:

  • A program, process, product, practice, or a market mechanism with a high degree of innovativeness
  • Also, Demonstrated an inclusive process
  • Demonstrated positive health and social outcomes
  • In addition, Not a purely medical or scientific innovation

Selection Criteria

  1. Degree of Innovativeness
  2. Significance
  3. Also, Participatory and Co-Owned
  4. Potential for further research or scale
  5. In addition, Inclusiveness
  6. Effectiveness
  7. Moreover, Affordability

How to submit an entry

  1. Complete the Submission Entry Form, which includes a comprehensive write-up of the health innovation, a description of future plans for sustainability or scale-up, as well as relevant supporting documents.
  2. Submit your entry in person, via courier, or via email
    1. Email: Send to [email protected] with the subject GCARSIH SUBMISSION / <Name of Innovation> / <Name of Region>
    2. In-person or courier: Please refer to the Submission Entry Form for the list of RHRDC addresses.



Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline06 May,2022
FieldInnovation Awards
Open to Filipino/s
OrganizerPhilippine Council for Health Research and Development



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