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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.

 

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On-Site Programs
(Non-Degree)
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.
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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.
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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.

 

Mechanics

Grants for Individuals
(Except for Postdoctoral Study Grants)
Postdoctoral Study Grants

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Eligibility

  • Faculty and staff (Permanent, non-permanent, full-time or part-time) from CHED-recognized HEIs
  • Filipino citizen
  • Not more than 60 years old
  • Preferably at least master’s degree holder
  • With strong academic record
  • Must be in good health and good moral character
  • Not have been convicted for violation of any Philippine Law
  • Fulfill all the Terms and Conditions of the grant.

Other qualifications:

  • The applicant must be able to demonstrate the suitability of the course taken and its relevance to his/her teaching specialization, research, creative or extension practice.
  • The program must be delivered by a CHED-recognized HEI or a reputable HEI affiliate, business or professional organization in the Philippines or abroad.

  • Faculty and staff (Permanent, non-permanent, full-time or part-time) from CHED-recognized HEIs
  • Filipino citizen
  • Not more than 60 years old
  • Must hold a doctoral degree and must have been accepted as a research fellow in a reputable local and international HEI for Postdoctoral Study grant.
  • With strong academic record
  • Must be in good health and good moral character
  • Not have been convicted for violation of any Philippine Law
  • Fulfill all the Terms and Conditions of the grant.

Other qualifications:

  • The applicant must be able to demonstrate the suitability of the course taken and its relevance to his/her teaching specialization, research, creative or extension practice.
  • The program must be delivered by a CHED-recognized HEI or a reputable HEI affiliate, business or professional organization in the Philippines or abroad.
Application Process
  1. Accomplish and submit application form [1]
  2. Prepare the following requirements:
    • Curriculum Vitae (CHED Template);
    • Statement of purpose (2 pages, Times New Roman, Size 12, Single Spaced) indicating the justification for his/her decision to apply for a degree program in the HEIs selected, and further discussing the contribution to personal, professional, and regional/national development;
    • Certified True Copies of Transcript of Records of all higher education courses taken
    • Proof of Citizenship
    • One (1) Letter of Endorsement from the dean of the respective school of the college in applicant’s sending HEI
    • Notarized Return Service Agreement (originally signed by the University
    • President or Head of the Institution)
    • Re-entry plan; and,
    • Work and Financial Plan (for Foreign programs)
    • Certificate of Acceptance from the host HEI
    • Medical Certificate (for Foreign programs)
    • Proof of Citizenship
  3. Submit applications to CHED K to 12 Transition Program Management Unit (PMU) by courier as well as through email at ched.profad@gmail.com. Note that applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
  4. Applications shall be evaluated by a vetting panel following a pre-determined evaluation criteria. Successful applicants may be required to submit additional documents after the approval of the panel.
  1. Accomplish and submit application form [1]
  2. Prepare the following requirements:
    • Curriculum Vitae (CHED Template);
    • Statement of purpose (2 pages, Times New Roman, Size 12, Single Spaced) indicating the justification for his/her decision to apply for a degree program in the HEIs selected, and further discussing the contribution to personal, professional, and regional/national development;
    • Certified True Copies of Transcript of Records of all higher education courses taken
    • Proof of Citizenship
    • One (1) Letter of Endorsement from the dean of the respective school of the college in applicant’s sending HEI
    • Notarized Return Service Agreement (originally signed by the University
    • President or Head of the Institution)
    • Re-entry plan; and,
    • Work and Financial Plan
    • Certificate of Acceptance as postdoctoral fellow in a foreign HEI
    • Medical Certificate (for Foreign programs)
    • Proof of Citizenship
  3. Submit applications to CHED K to 12 Transition Program Management Unit (PMU) by courier as well as through email at ched.profad@gmail.com. Note that applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
  4. Applications shall be evaluated by a vetting panel following a pre-determined evaluation criteria. Successful applicants may be required to submit additional documents after the approval of the panel.
Deadline of Application
September 30, 2017
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CHED Memorandum Order

CMO No. 25, s. of 2016
Guidelines for Professional Advancement and Postdoctoral Study Grants for Faculty and Staff During the K to 12 Transition Period

 

 

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.