Accrediting HEI-initiated Partnerships

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Recognizing the initiative of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in brokering partnerships with organizations from the private, non-profit, and government sector, the Commission is accrediting HEI-initiated partnerships under the Sectoral Engagement Grants.


What kind of partnerships are eligible?

There are currently two modes of parnterships that the Commission is accrediting, namely:

  1. Existing Partnerships – those that are currently governed by a MOA/MOU
  2. Prospective Partnerships – those that are yet to be formalized between the HEI and the partners

Partnerships falling under either mode are eligible to apply provided that they meet the following criteria:

  1. The duration of the partnership lasts a minimum of 6 months from the start of the engagements.
  2. The nature of the engagement entails tapping the expertise of HEI personnel in the form of faculty and/or staff immersion, commissioned research, or extension activities.
  3. The partner is compliant with the following requirements:
    • For Industry and Civil Society:
      1. Certificate of Registration from Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
      2. Audited Financial Report stamped by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)
      3. List of Recognitions, Achievements and Accomplishments with brief descriptions signed and certified by the Executive Director (maximum one page)
    • For Government Agencies:
      1. Program Brief/Concept Note
      2. Cover Letter signed by Head of Project
  4. Have an official document governing the said partnership
    • For Existing HEI-initiated partnerships: Copy of Memorandum of Agreement governing the said partnership
    • For New HEI-initiated partnerships: Exchange of letters between the HEI and Partner certifying their interest in entering the partnership


How will the grant work after accrediting the partnership?

Faculty/non-teaching staff under private HEIs or non-plantilla personnel of State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and Local Universities and Colleges (LUCs) designated under the partnership are eligible to receive the monthly grant from the CHED for the remaining duration of the partnership applied to CHED. Plantilla personnel under SUCs and LUCs will receive their regular salary and benefits regardless of teaching load.


How much can HEI personnel receive?

The grant amounts are as follows:


Grant Amount

Full-time For Grantees with a doctorate degree, Php 40,000/month
For Grantees with a master’s degree, Php 30,000/month
For Grantees with a bachelor’s degree, Php 22,000/month
Part-time For Grantees with a doctorate degree, Php 20,000/month
For Grantees with a master’s degree, Php 15,000/month
For Grantees with a bachelor’s degree, Php 11,000/month


How can we apply for accreditation of our partnerships?

The Sending HEI must submit the following documents from in addition to the normal nomination processes found here.

  1. Existing Partnerships Form
  2. Partner Profile Form (Appendix 1 of CMO Nos. 12 and 13, s. 2016)
  3. Engagement Proposal Form (Appendix 2 of CMO Nos. 12 and 13, s. 2016)
  4. Proof of Partnership
    • For existing partnerships: Notarized copy of Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the HEI and the Partner, to reflect provisions of teacher training and immersion
    • For HEI-initiated partnerships: Exchange of letters or written certification of the verbal agreement of the partnership, duly signed by representatives of the HEI and the partner

Fully-accomplished forms must be sent to with the subject: Partner Application_[Name of Organization]


When is the deadline?

Please submit your nominations on or before 31 March 2017. Please read the Call for Nominations from the CHED Chairperson here.


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