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The Institutional Development and Innovation Grants (IDIG) are awarded to higher education institutions (HEIs) to fund initiatives that strengthen their qualifications and capacity to respond and remain relevant to local, regional, national, and global priorities. This is part of the CHED K to 12 Transition Program, which aims to utilize the period of transition to the K to 12 basic education curriculum to similarly upgrade Philippine higher education.

The IDIG seeks to strengthen the role of HEIs as providers of quality education, as well as catalysts for positive change in the following domains. Projects under the Grants must respond and contribute to the following thrusts:

idig_nat Nationalism idig_dev Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development idig_globGlobal Competitiveness


Institutional Development

Institutional Innovation

  • Projects that establish the foundations for innovation and improvement of programs as potential Centers of Development (CODs) or Centers of Excellence (COEs).
  • Projects may come in the form of Institutional Quality Assurance and Organizational Strengthening.
  • Projects that enhance existing HEI resources to achieve better efficiency and quality in academic programs, research outputs and extension projects, and responds to the needs of industry and the globalizing world.
  • Projects may be comprised of the following components: (1) Development of Academic Programs, (2) Academe-Industry Linkage,, and (3) Internationalization.

Approved Grantees

The Commission is pleased to announce the Approved Grantees for the Institutional Development and Innovation Grants.

Use ctrl+f to find the name of your institution.



The HEI must be/have

  • a SUC/LUC, or private non-stock and non-profit
  • At least one (1) deloaded teaching or non-teaching personnel as part of the project implementation
  • CHED-recognized
  • a SUC/LUC, or private non-stock and non-profit
  • At least one (1) deloaded teaching or non-teaching personnel as part of the project implementation
  • CHED-recognized
  • at least one (1) program with Level III accreditation or equivalent; or a host of a COD/COE program
Project Duration
Maximum of 24 months Maximum of 24 months
Maximum Amount
Php 2-5 million Php 8-12 million
Proponents are required to employ at least (1) deloaded teaching or non-teaching personnel as part of the project implementation. Nonetheless, the proposal must be endorsed by the head/president of the HEI.

(As per amendments to CMO No. 33, series of 2016 through CMO No. 63, series of 2016)

*HEIs may partner with one or more eligible HEIs to establish collaborative arrangements and apply for the IDI Grant as one unit.

Project proposals will be evaluated based on:
(1) technical merit;
(2) relevance and developmental nature or the value-added;
(3) capacity of the proponent/s to successfully deliver the goals.

Process of Application

  1. HEI submits project concept note, endorsed by HEI head/president, to the K to 12 Transition Program Management Unit via email for pre-screening. The IDI Grant Technical Working Group evaluates and gives feedback.
  2. Pre-screened HEI submits full proposals, along with all necessary requirements, to the CHED Regional Office in charge.
  3. IDIG Regional Vetting Panels (RVP) conducts preliminary evaluation.
  4. IDIG National Vetting Panel (NVP) conducts further vetting, then endorses projects for approval of the Commission en Banc.
  5. Each successful HEI grantee signs a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with CHED to facilitate fund transfer and begin project implementation.

Concept papers are submitted via email to with the subject line IDIG Concept Paper: (Insert Name of Institution).

CHED Memorandum Order

CMO No. 33, s. of 2016
Guidelines for Institutional Development and Innovation Grants under the K to 12 Transition Period (with amendments)

CMO No. 63, s. of 2016
Amendments to CHED Memorandum no. 33, s. of 2016

Amended CHED Memorandum Order No. 33, Series of 2016
Guidelines for the Institutional Development and Innovation Grants Under the K to 12 Transition Program

BRIEFER: Further Amendments to CMO 33, s. 2016, as Amended by CMO 63, s. 2016
Memo from the Chair, 5 Apr. 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

How can two or more HEIs apply as one unit?

Two or more HEIs may establish a partnership or collaboration and identify a lead HEI from among themselves, who shall apply for the grant in behalf of the whole unit, following the regular processes for individual HEI applicants.

What if our proposed project falls under more than one category?

HEIs must identify their project either as Institutional Development or Institutional Innovation, but may cut across the various sub-categories under each. Creativity is greatly encouraged.

Can we have more than one project at a time under IDI Grants?

HEI campuses which have accessed the Grant through the regular application process may only have one (1) project funded at a time. Institutions with ongoing projects under the Grant at the time of Call for Proposals are disqualified from applying. However, HEIs remain eligible to implement programs under CHED-initiated projects for IDI Grants even if they have received funding from the Grant.

(As per amendments to CMO No. 33, series of 2016 through CMO No. 63, series of 2016)

We were not selected for the grant this year. Can we re-apply?

Yes. Proposals that are not approved may be re-submitted in succeeding Calls for Proposals, provided the necessary revisions and improvements are made.

Can the grant be used to purchase equipment?

Yes, as long as it is deemed critical in attaining the project objectives by the necessary evaluating panels, and approved by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). Note that this may require longer processing time for the disbursal of funds.

We’ve completed the project under IDI Grant. What’s the next step?

HEIs that have successfully implemented projects under the IDI Grant are obliged to mentor other HEIs, as specified in the approved design for cascading best practices of the project.