Research Grants Administration Office

Research Grants Administration Office



About RGAO

The Research Grants Administration Office (RGAO) was envisioned to be a central research office that will streamline the research funding process for UP Manila and its component units. The idea was essay writing introduced by the University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America (UPMASA) Research Committee in December 2005 and was formally established through the Administrative Order RLA 07-018 on January 15, 2007. It was presented to the Board of Regents (BOR) in August 15, 2007 and was approved on the 1223rd Meeting of the Board of Regents in August 22, 2007.

Goals and Objectives

  1. To rationalize the processing of grants and financial support for research in UP Manila; and
  2. To promote UP Manila as a national and international research collaborating center.



Emerito Jose A. Faraon, MD, MBA

Associate Professor and University Scientist at the University of the Philippines Manila College of Public Health (UPM CPH). A licensed physician with a rich public health background, and an MBA, he’s served in various management roles, currently leading the Master of Hospital Administration graduate program committee of UPM CPH. Dr. Faraon also spent time as a Senior Technical Officer of the Office for Technical Services at the Department of Health. His research portfolio focuses on health system strengthening and the Global Burden of Disease, contributing to multiple prestigious journals locally and internationally.

His new role as Head of the UPM Research Grants Administration Office marks a pivotal point in his public health career. Charged with the vital task of overseeing the university’s research grants, Dr. Faraon foresees to further streamline the research administration processes and sustain the conducive environment for academic exploration and discovery in full support of UPM’s vision to be the national leader in the health sciences.

Contact Us

Research Grants Administration Office
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
G/F Room 111,114 NIH Building, UP Manila, 623 Pedro Gil Street, Ermita 1000 Manila, Philippines
Telephone No: (+632) 567-2054
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