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The Sectoral Engagement Grants provide opportunities for college faculty and non-teaching staff with lesser teaching and work-loads to conduct immersion work with CHED-approved partners nationwide. Through the program, they are given incentives to engage in industry immersion, commissioned research, and extension activities which would enable them to complement their theoretical expertise with field experience.

The Sectoral Engagement Grants are designed to fulfill the following objectives.


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Mechanics & Grant Privileges

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Faculty and non-teaching staff will receive monthly grants.
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CHED-recognized Local Universities & Colleges (LUCs)
Plantilla Personnel may receive allowances from the sectoral partners, subject to partner discretion and agreement.


For Second Semester of A.Y. 2016-2017, the grant amounts are as follows.
Mode Grant Amount

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


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

* Person-hours rendered may be in the form of office-work, field-work, output-based, or a combination of them


Grant Duration
Duration of the Grant Computation in Terms of Maximum Duration
1 year of Full time engagements 1 year
6 months of Full time engagements 6 months
6 months of Part time engagements 3 months




HEI-initiated partnerships

All CHED-recognized HEIs in the Philippines may nominate their faculty, non-teaching staff, and administrators, regardless of tenure.

  • Filipino citizen;
  • Is in good health and of good moral character;
  • Demonstrates strong academic record;
  • Must not have been convicted of violating any Philippine Law;
  • Will be able to fulfill all the Terms and Conditions of the grant, including a return service arrangement consistent with the guidelines set by the Commission
    (CMO 48, s. 2016);
  • For faculty: preferably holds a master’s or doctoral degree relevant to his/her teaching discipline; however,
  • Nominees without graduate degrees may also be nominated provided the SHEI provides adequate justification of such nominations;
  • For non-teaching staff: holds at least a bachelor’s degree.
1. SHEI Nomination Form (using template provided)

2. Faculty Requirements:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV) of each nominee using the template provided
  • Original or Certified True Copy of Transcript of Records
  • Re-entry action plan mutually agreed upon by SHEI and nominees
  • Proof of citizenship of each nominee (NSO authenticated birth certificate, information page of valid passport, or voter’s ID)
  • Medical Certificate of each nominee issued within the last six months, supported by medical examinations/laboratory results
  • For DBP Account / Prepaid Card*:
  • If with existing DBP Account: Account Number
  • If without existing DBP Account:
  • Application Form for Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) Prepaid Card
  • 1 x 1 ID Picture for DBP Prepaid Card
  • Photocopy of any Valid ID with picture (no need to submit if passport or voter’s ID is submitted as proof of citizenship)
For those with HEI-initiated partnerships, partnerships may be formalized through the submission of the following documents, attached to the nomination forms.

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

* All grantees are provided DBP Prepaid Cards for easy disbursement of grants. Grantees may choose; however, to use their existing accounts.


Important reminder: Return service contract is required after approval of nomination. All approved nominees must render return service in the HEI that is one (1) year of return service for every year of the engagement, or a fraction thereof.



Grantee Nomination Process


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Nominations are from 15 February 2017 until 31 March 2017.


Call for Nominations Schedule

Call for Nominations Deadline for Nominations Start of Engagements
1st Quarter November 7, 2016 December 5, 2016 February 1, 2017
2nd Quarter February 15, 2017 March 31, 2017 May 1, 2017
3rd Quarter June 1, 2017 June 30, 2017 August 1, 2017
4th Quarter September 1, 2017 September 30, 2017 October 1, 2017



The list of approved partners are viewable here. The Commission is continuously brokering partnerships with more organizations nationwide to ensure the availability of quality engagements locally.

Aside from CHED-initiated partnerships, the Commission may also accredit partnerships initiated by HEIs. These include:

  • Existing partnerships governed by a Memorandum of Agreement or Understanding (MOA/MOU)
  • Prospective partnerships that the HEI is interested in brokering.

Further details for accrediting such partnerships may be found here.



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CHED Memorandum Order

CMO No. 48, s. of 2016
Amendment to CMO No. 14, s. 2016
Guidelines for Availing of Sectoral Engagement Grants Under The K to 12 Transition Program

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