Professional Advancement and Postdoctoral Study Grants are aimed at funding higher education faculty and staff who aim to further their specialization by undertaking a broad range of learning and research activities. This is anchored in the need for faculty and staff to attain expertise and mastery of skills motivated not just by the demands of their profession but by a dedication to excellence in their areas of strength and interest.
|HEI teaching and non-teaching personnel may pursue postgraduate certificate/diploma courses, short-term training programs, and leadership development programs (i.e. executive education) to deepen their expertise in a specialized area. Said programs must be offered by reputable institutions in the Philippines or abroad.|
Distance Education Programs (Non-Degree)
|HEI teaching and non-teaching personnel who engage in and successfully complete non-degree programs delivered off-site (e.g. online certification courses, massive open online courses or MOOCs) offered by reputable local and foreign institutions and within the period of effectivity of this Memorandum Order may receive a grant to have their learning assessed, recognized, validated or certified.|
Postdoctoral Study Grants
|HEI faculty and staff who hold doctoral degrees may undertake research leading to a postdoctoral qualification, hosted by a reputable institution in the Philippines or abroad. Postdoctoral Study Grants are awarded for a maximum duration of one (1) year.|
|The Commission shall fund certificate programs and short training courses endorsed by Technical Panels or Technical Committees and delivered by Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development, which may be done in partnership with reputable foreign institutions. Said courses must impart specialized knowledge and skills to HEI teaching and non-teaching personnel in fields or professions with new expansions in knowledge and research endeavors not yet or hardly done in the Philippines.|
Continuing Professional Education
|CPE-THE programs aim to advance the state of higher education instruction through the delivery of training and the conduct of research on innovative practices in teaching and learning. (Click here for more information)|
Continuing Professional Education for Teaching 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 HEIs to deliver CPE programs geared towards the improvement of Instruction in higher education.
The Commission hereby invites HEIs with programs that are Centers of Excellence and Development to submit proposals for programs for Continuing Professional Education for Teaching in Higher Education (CPE-THE).
CPE-THE programs aim to advance the state of higher education instruction through the delivery of training and the conduct of research on innovative practices in teaching and learning. Target participants of these programs must be higher education teaching faculty, and may be for all teachers, or targeted towards teachers of specific disciplines.
These programs must have the following qualities:
|Research-based. Frameworks, content and practices must be evidence-based in orientation, even when experimental in nature. Thus, programs must build on and/ or be supported by research in teaching and learning, and must have a sound assessment plan built into its design.||Reflective. Programs must encourage reflection on practices for deeper understanding and the application of these in higher education institutions.||Outcomes-based and performance-oriented. Learnings gained must be transferrable and oriented towards the transformation or adoption of new practices and frameworks in institutions.||Innovative. Programs must be responsive to current and future needs in higher education, relevant to 21st century contexts, and transformative of learning processes and environments.|
|The proposed programs may target areas such as curriculum design, teaching-learning approaches, technology integration, assessment of learning, coaching and supervision, and teaching in specific disciplines, among others.
Courses/modules may be spread out over the duration of the program, depending on the training design. Deliverables from participants must be included in the design, which will serve as assessments as well as reference for future programs and research. These deliverables may be in the form of exemplar instructional modules accompanied by action-reflection papers and research papers on teaching effectiveness or student achievement, among others.
Physical copies of application forms, proposals and documentary requirements must be submitted to the CHED K to 12 Transition Program Management Unit (PMU) office every 30th day of the month. Electronic copies must also be sent through email at firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in the most current batch processing.
For inquiries about the CPE – THE grants, you may contact email@example.com.
CHED Memorandum Order
Frequently Asked Questions
Will scholars be allowed to take any non-degree course in any HEI/Professional Organization?
No. The Commission will only award professional advancement grants to those who will pursue non-degree courses related to their fields of specialization. Moreover, the Commission will only award said grants to HEI faculty and staff who will undertake professional advancement programs in reputable local and foreign HEIs and professional organizations.
Does a prospective scholar need to be admitted to a non-degree program before s/he can apply for a grant??
No. Prospective scholars may apply for a professional advancement grant while they are in the process of being admitted to their program of choice. However, successful grant applicants would need to have been already accepted to their program in order to receive their funding.
What are the benefits of the grant?
The grant for local professional advancement programs shall cover actual tuition cost only. Meanwhile, applicants may seek up to USD 10,000.00 in financial support for a professional advancement program delivered by a higher education institution/professional organization abroad.