Thomasian experts provide capacity-building in PARTH seminar-workshop on research collaboration, grants application

The University of Santo Tomas College of Tourism and Hospitality Management partnered with the Philippine Association of Researchers for Tourism and Hospitality, Inc. (PARTH) for the implementation of a 3-day HyFlex Capacity Building Seminar-Workshop on Research Collaboration and Grants Application held on October 1, 15, and November 05, 022, at the Multi-function Room, Buenaventura Garcia-Paredes, O.P. Building. The program aims to capacitate PARTH Individual members to collaborate with other academic staff and researchers in the tourism and hospitality academe and industry sectors. The capacity building will discuss different facets of research collaboration projects and grant application, project management, logistical arrangement, financial management, and different cases on a national research grant and team collaboration.

The objectives of the HyFlex event are as follows:

  1. To provide basic principles on research collaboration and grant application;
  2. To discuss the dynamics of project management in research and development;
  3. To determine significant aspects of research logistics and implementation;
  4. To analyze the protocols and strategies for research financial management and sustainability;
  5. To discover the experiences of research teams and collaborations from their previous research grant awards; and
  6. To conceptualize a research proposal that can be submitted to potential research grant applications

Different internal and external resource persons were invited to share their insights and experiences on research collaboration and national grants application. They are:

Day 1 – October 01, 2022

Overview of Research Collaboration and Grants Application

Mr. Jame Monren T. Mercado (UST CTHM Research Coordinator and PARTH National Vice President)

Research Project Management

Mr. Allan Paul Romero-Tang (Miriam College Department of Leisure and Tourism Management Chairperson and PARTH National President)

Day 2 – October 15, 2022

Research Logistical Management

Dr. Marygrace A. Ac-ac (De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Manila SHRIM Research Coordinator and PARTH National Assistant Secretary)

Research Financial Management

Dr. Lilibeth C. Aragon (Lyceum of the Philippines University Manila CITHM Dean and PARTH National Treasurer)

Day 3 – November 05, 2022

Department of Tourism Research Grant 2018

Mr. Jojo M. Villamin (Polytechnic University of the Philippines Manila and Member, PARTH Board of Directors), Asst. Prof. Maria Concepcion A. Ang (UST CTHM), Ms. Laila D. Malabanan (National University Dasmariñas) and Mr. Salvio L. Valenzuela (San Beda University)

National Commission for Culture and the Arts Research Award for an Individual Category 2019

Mr. Jame Monren T. Mercado and Mr. Avi Ben P. Andalecio (UST CTHM)

PARTH is a tourism and hospitality professional organization geared towards its advocacy of uplifting and developing research awareness and competencies of its members in the field. PARTH, formerly known as the Society of Academic Researchers for Tourism and Hospitality – Philippines or SOAR-THP, responded to the call of linking academic and industry researchers to foster collaboration and collegiality and share best practices, policies, and programs on research that would help the Philippine tourism and hospitality industries.