The University Research Center shall take the lead in promoting and engaging in groundbreaking and cutting-edge research in the fields of veterinary and agricultural sciences, environmental studies, education, social sciences, business, technology and integrated systems, and humanities. Through the center, De La Salle Araneta University shall strive to provide effective and efficient solutions to the multifaceted challenges of modern society.


De La Salle Araneta University shall commit itself to fostering professional excellence amongst its faculty and students through a research culture building program entitled Enhancing and Nurturing Research Innovations, Culture, and Habits or ENRICH.

The program, which involves training, publication, and extension, shall accomplish this goal through the following activities: Research Seminar Series, Research Lecture Series, and Research Congresses.

Research Seminar Series

The Research Seminar Series is a lecture-based program designed to give faculty members a forum for academic exchange. With the end goal of enhancing the scholarly atmosphere in the departments through the continuing professional development of all faculty, the program invites speakers to discuss topics in areas of particular relevance to faculty development and provides a venue for selected faculty to share their insights from research-related trainings to the academic community. By serving this training function, the Research Seminar Series meets the need to foster a sense of community and collegiality among all faculty.

Research Lecture Series

The Research Lecture Series is open to all university personnel whose research has been accepted for publication in local and international indexed journals, Commission of Higher Education-accredited journals, or Sulo.

Procedure for Presentation Request

1. A copy of the manuscript version of the research paper must be submitted, together with either the acceptance letter from the journal’s editor/s or a copy of the publication where it is included.

2. The applicant will be notified after ten (10) business days if their paper has been accepted for presentation, together with the schedule of their presentation. General presentation guidelines will also be emailed.

Research Congress

Annually, De La Salle Araneta University—through its different colleges and programs—hosts research congresses that aim to provide a venue for discussion, greater interest, and exchange of ideas and perspectives among young, promising women and men from different disciplines.

Through these congresses, our students are afforded with the opportunity to meet other individuals and experts in their field, learn from them, and eventually collaborate with them.


Central to the importance that De La Salle Araneta University places on fostering a thriving and vibrant research culture is its commitment to create opportunities to further develop its faculty’s research competencies and capabilities. Through the provision of financial support and proper venue, the university seeks to inspire current and prospective faculty to publish socially-relevant and empirically-based research that resonate, not only with the academic community, but to the general public as well.

Internally Funded Research

De La Salle Araneta University provides financial assistance to faculty and academic support personnel for research and material development projects that are aligned to the university’s research thrusts and priority topics.

A. Qualification Guidelines

1. Tertiary and Basic Education faculty are qualified to apply, with priority given to those with permanent and full-time teaching assignments. The principal proponent for team projects is usually a permanent full-time faculty member. Probationary full-time faculty may qualify as co-proponent upon the recommendation of the dean/department chair; in meritorious cases, they may be considered as principal proponents provided that the project duration does not go beyond their appointment period.

2. Retiring faculty members with research experience may qualify as proponents, but the duration of the grant should not go beyond the date of their retirement.

3. Part-time faculty members who have at least taught at De La Salle Araneta University for two (2) consecutive full terms may qualify as co-proponents upon the recommendation of the dean and the department chair. Their overall teaching performance rating should be Very Satisfactory (VS) and must have proven their research experience--either through the presentation or publication of a research paper.

4. The Research Executive Committee will undertake the initial screening of proposals to make sure that all necessary information have been presented.

B. Submission of Proposals

The University Research Center issues a call for research proposals prior to the start of every term, posted and announced per college. The deadline of submission is strictly observed, such that late project proposals will be considered for the following term. The results are released through a formal letter, addressed to the proponent of the research proposal.

C. Policies and Guidelines for Faculty Deloading for Research

To provide support for the faculty in their research engagement and to realize De La Salle Araneta University's research goals, a faculty may be given faculty deloading instead of an honorarium for his/her approved research proposal. Policies and guidelines are as follows:

1. A full-time faculty member with evidenced research capability or with active research track record may apply for a deloading from an approved research project.

2. Probationary faculty members may qualify as co-proponents upon the recommendation of the dean/department chair; in meritorious cases, they may be considered as principal proponents provided that the project duration does not go beyond their appointment period.

3. Part-time faculty members may qualify as co-proponents, provided that they have taught at De La Salle Araneta University for at least two (2) consecutive terms and must have proven research experience.

4. To establish standard research output, either basic or applied research proposals must be evaluated by the research committee. The research timeline should be accomplished in a maximum of one school year. This timeline will be the basis for counting the number of research project proponents.

5. As a general guideline, approximately thirty (30) hours of work on a project would earn 1 credit hour.

6. Approved research projects may be granted deloading on an annual basis according to the following:

a. Group research

A group research project is composed of one (1) project proponent and may include one to three co-proponents.

Deloading for a major proponent is 3 units per term and co-proponents may be granted 1 unit deloading per term.

The number of research proponents will be evaluated in relation with the research timeline of not more than one school year.

b. Individual research

An individual research is an independent project with only one (1) proponent.
Work deloading for this individual will be based on the deloading of a major proponent in a group research.

7. Since deloading is meant to give time for faculty members to pursue research, faculty members availing of deloading are not allowed to carry a teaching overload.

8. Research projects should be aligned with the priority themes of the university.

9. One honorarium-based project is allowed at one time.

10. Implementation of deloading / honorarium is prospective.

11. Research honoraria are not to be applied for the completion of a thesis or dissertation.

12. Research honorarium, instead of deloading for the conduct of research project, may be applied. The faculty researcher can apply for a conversion of unused deloading to research honorarium, provided that the research project has been approved for deloading/honorarium prior to completion of the research.

13. Research output should be presented at least two (2) weeks before the third term in the research timeline.

14. Failure to present the final research output will forfeit the research deloading. The faculty should return the equivalent amount of forfeited deloading in the following term. Further, such research performance will be used as basis for evaluating the future research project application of the faculty.

Application Procedure

1. Check university research thrusts to see if the proposed project is aligned to any of them.

2. Submit Research Proposal Form and Executive Research Summary to the URC. The URC will convene the Research Review Committee.

3. After 10 days, the applicant will receive an email from the URC informing him or her whether his paper has been accepted. The applicant should then submit the following forms in order to facilitate the endorsement of his paper to the Ethics Review Committee:

3.1. Application for Ethics Review
3.2. General Ethics Checklist
3.3. Either Checklist A (for Human Participants) or Checklist B (for Animal Subjects)

NOTE: If the paper was declined, the applicant needs to go back to Step 1 or refer to the Research Evaluation Criteria.

4. After 5 days, the applicant will receive an email from the URC informing him or her whether his paper has passed the evaluation of the Ethics Review Committee. If his or her paper has been approved, the paper will undergo technical evaluation from the Research Review Committee.

5. After 10 days, the applicant will be notified if his or her paper has been approved for funding by the University President.

6. Once approved, the applicant will sign a Research Funding Agreement.

Faculty Research Incentive

De La Salle Araneta University provides research incentives in the form of subsidies that faculty may avail upon publication of an independent research output in a referred journal in the Journal Impact Factor list. The research output, whether basic or applied, should bear the name of De La Salle Araneta University as the sole affiliation of the proponent applying for an incentive.

Application Procedure

1. Submit a duly-accomplished Publication Reference Form (this replaces the letter given to the VCAR), a copy of the manuscript, and other supporting documents, to the URC for verification. The verification process will last for a maximum period of ten (10) business days.

2. The documents will be endorsed to the VCAR for the President’s final approval. The applicant will be notified that his submission has been approved after three (3) business days.

3. Once the paper has been approved by the President, the paper will be returned to the URC for the processing of the incentive grant.

4. Within ten (10) business days, the applicant may proceed to the Accounting Office to claim their check/s.