Research and Development Center


General Flow of Travel Grant Process for Paper Presentations in International Conferences

2022 MCU Research Agenda

Call for Papers

Every year, the Research and Development Center accepts research entries for the INTERCOLLEGIATE RESEARCH CONTEST. Submission of manuscript starts in January and ends in October. By end of November, the top 7 winners will be notified by email.
* We encourage everyone to submit a softcopy of your research output to the  Research Director’s Office and email it to

General guidelines for manuscript submission

  • All papers must be in Microsoft word
  • Experimental research may not exceed 5 pages in length including
    figures, tables and references
  • Descriptive research may not exceed 10 pages including figures,
    tables and references.
  • Papers should be typed on 8.5’x 11’ or A4 size paper, formatted
    with single columns and should be single-spaced with 1-inch
    margins on all sides and must have 11 point Times New Roman
  • Do not add page numbers to your paper
  • The manuscript must include; Title, Abstract, Keywords,
    Introduction, Methods or Research Design, Results, Discussion,
    Conclusion, Recommendations, and References. Tables and
    figures are optional
  • Headings are typed in bold and in full upper case letters.
    Headings should be numbered by Roman numerals I, II, III….;
    subheadings by 1,2,3…; Subheadings are typed in bold, italicized
    and typed in lower case letter with the first letter in upper case.
  • Tables and figures should be provided in a separate section, with
    their location indicated in the text.

MCU Research Incentives and Opportunities

  • Funding for Accepted Research Project Proposals
  • Annual Intercollegiate Research Contest
  • Travel Grant for Paper Presentations in International Conferences
    abroad (an MCU-DOST collaborative research funding)
  • Points for faculty ranking promotion:
    • Journal & book publications, research awards/ recognitions and
      involvement in any research project recognized by CHED, DOST
      and RDC
  • Research – Related Workload, qualified applicant shall be paid 30
    hours per/week (12 hr. for teaching and 18 hr. for research)
  • Filemon D. Tanchoco Sr. Scientific Discoverer Award

Guidelines to Conduct Research in MCU