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Through the CPE Grants, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) may create and deliver programs that may be in the form of certificate courses, diploma courses, or short training courses. These programs may be delivered in partnership with reputable local or foreign institutions.

Eligible Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are encouraged to propose CPE programs that may focus on the following areas:

  1. Specialization in a Discipline. CPE programs may aim to impart specialized knowledge and skills to HEI teaching and non-teaching personnel in fields or profession with new expansions in knowledge and research endeavors not yet or hardly done in the Philippines;
  2. Strengthening Content Knowledge and Skills. CPE programs may aim to develop teaching personnel’s content knowledge in the discipline they teach to ensure that content delivered is relevant, up-to-date, and aligned with the Policy, Standards and Guidelines (PSGs), or non-teaching personnel’s knowledge in the application of his / her work in the HEI;
  3. Research Capacity-Building. CPE programs may aim to extend capacity-building in research to personnel through training programs. These may include trainings on the proposal writing, the research process, program management, interdisciplinary research, research ethics, publication, among others;
  4. Development of Leadership Skills. CPE programs may aim to develop the leadership skills of administrators and personnel, capacitating them for management, organizational development, etc.;
  5. Academic Support Services. CPE programs may aim to develop the knowledge and skills of non-teaching staff in higher education in areas such as library science, registrar services, among others; and/ or
  6. Highly Specialized Courses/New Research, Practices, and Methods. CPE programs may aim to propose courses for areas that are highly specialized, promoting innovations, and/ or new research, practices, and methods. Proponents shall submit a concept note/ review of related literature citing the research bases of the program in order to provide further information on the subject matter of the training.


Special Call for CPE-Teaching in Higher Education (CPE-THE)

Recognizing that the many new challenges brought about by changes in the atmosphere of teaching and learning in our institutions must be met with new approaches in instruction, the Commission is encouraging eligible HEIs to deliver CPE programs for Teaching in Higher Education (CPE – THE) geared towards the improvement of instruction in higher education. CPE – THE programs aim to advance the state of higher education through the delivery of training and the conduct of research on innovative practices in teaching and learning. These programs must be research-based, reflective, outcomes-based and performance-oriented, and innovative in design and delivery, and may target areas such as teaching and learning approaches, technology integration, assessment of learning, coaching and supervision, and teaching in specific disciplines, among others.


Eligibility Criteria

Programs can be proposed by HEIs that fulfill the following criteria:

  • Have been awarded as a Center of Development/ Excellence in the discipline of the program proposed. For programs being offered in disciplines without Centers of Development/ Excellence, proposing HEIs may submit proposals with an attached letter seeking for special consideration; and
  • Have no unliquidated balances with CHED. HEIs proposing CPE programs may submit applications while simultaneously clearing their balances.

Furthermore, CPE programs proposed may be new or existing programs offered by the institution, and may be Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs accredited by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

CPE programs may be delivered in locations outside of the HEI and in other regions, and may be delivered in partnership/ consortia with other HEIs, provided that the proponent HEI fulfills the eligibility criteria.


The following are the evaluation criteria for proposals for Continuing Professional Education Grants:

Evaluation Criteria Description
Quality and Track Record of Program Provider
  • Delivering program is a Center of Excellence/Center of Development
  • Delivering program has been regularly offering certificate courses
Program Relevance
  • Field is part of the CHED K to 12 priority areas
  • Identifies knowledge, skills, attitude, or competency gaps that require intervention
  • Identifies how proposed program responds to said gaps
Program Design and Delivery
  • Framework is well-grounded on literature and theory; the framework and methodology are aligned
  • Program design and assessment specifically demonstrate alignment with the attainment of program objectives
Profile of Facilitating Team
  • Members of the facilitating team have been regularly conducting training activities
  • Facilitating team has provided a specific rationale for the selection of team members for the attainment of the program’s objectives



Proposals must be submitted by August 18, 2017.

Physical copies of proposals must be submitted to the CHED K to 12 Transition Program Management Unit (PMU) Office. Electronic copies must also be sent through email at k12.instruction@ched.gov.ph.

Requirements are as follows:

  • Proposal Template
  • Description of Program Provider (Please see template)
  • Logical Framework (Please see template)
  • Intervention Matrix (Please see template)
  • Course Design (Please see template)
  • Work and Financial Plan (Please see template)
  • Profile of Delivering Partners (Please see template)
  • Endorsement of TP/TC (if available)



CHED Memorandum Order

Memo from the Chair, 14 July 2017
Call for Proposals for the Delivery of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Grants (CHED Memorandum Order no. 25, s. of 2016

CHEd Memorandum Order No. 25, s. of 2016
Professional Advancement and Postdoctoral Study Grants for Faculty and Staff during the K to 12 Transition Period


Frequently Asked Questions
1. How does CPE differ from CPE – THE?

The CPE – THE grants follow the same guidelines as the CPE grants, and are evaluated using the same criteria. The CPE – THE grants differ from the CPE grants only in the focus of the program, as the CPE – THE grants address knowledge and skills gaps related to teaching and learning in higher education.

Given the nature of the CPE – THE grants, HEIs proposing programs on teaching and learning will be required to submit a concept note/ related literature citing the research bases of the content and design of the program.

2. What are the grant inclusions?

Funds for CPE programs shall cover tuition costs for each participant, and shall not cover costs related to program development. The maximum total cost per participant is P60,000, regardless of the duration of the program.

The grant amounts shall not be used to fund capital outlay or personnel services as defined in existing government accounting and auditing rules and regulations. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the grant amounts may cover cost of honoraria, provided that computation shall be in accordance with existing rules and regulations of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), i.e. DBM Budget Circular 2007-001.

3. Is there a prescribed structure and duration?

Courses/modules may be spread out over the duration of the program, depending on the training design.

4. What should be included in the Work and Financial Plan?

The cost of administration of the proposing institution may be included in the expenses and must not exceed 5 % of the total expenses incurred.

The proponent HEI shall include any counterpart or complementary funding provided by the HEI or by partner organizations in the Work and Financial Plan.

5. How often will funds be disbursed?

The grant amount will be disbursed to the HEI awarded the grant in two (2) tranches:

First tranche (upon awarding) 80%
Second tranche (after liquidation of funds and submission of documentary requirements) 20%

The first tranche (80 %) will be given to the HEI following the awarding of the grant. The HEI must submit a liquidation report, including proof of expenditures, following the completion of the program, in order to receive the second tranche (20 %).

6. What are the deliverables following the grant?

Upon completion of the program, HEIs must submit to the Commission the monitoring and evaluation tools determined by the K to 12 Program Management Unit.