Thursday, 08 December 2011 12:41
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) is set to grant scholarships for Master’s and Doctorate (MS and PhD) degrees in different priority Science and Technology (S&T) areas in Region IX.
DOST Information Officer Thelma Diego said, “The grant of the scholarship aims to help improve the country’s global competitiveness and capability to innovate through alternative approaches in S&T and to accelerate the production of high-level human resources needed for S&T.”
The program was implemented through the Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program (ASTHRDP).
DOST-SEI offers two types of graduate scholarships: the University-based MS/PhD Program and Thesis/Dissertation Grant Support for priority areas of the DOST.
The scholarship awardees may choose from any of the following priority fields of study which includes Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources, Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemical Sciences, Earth, Atmospheric and Space Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Fisheries and Marine Science, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Pure and Applied Mathematics, Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences; and Pure and Applied Physics.
The scholarship award shall be for full-time graduate studies for the completion of an MS/PhD degree in any of the DOST identified priority fields. The Awardees shall execute a Scholarship Agreement with DOST. Furthermore, an evaluation of the academic performance of the scholar based on established policies shall be done to determine the scholarship status every semester or term.
A service obligation to be rendered in the Philippines shall also be required of the scholars after finishing the MS/PhD degree. And a refund of scholarship grant with interest for non-completion of the graduate program and failure to comply with the service obligation.
For those interested to apply, the applicants to the scholarship program must be any of the following: professionals doing research or those from industry, newly graduated students, on-going MS/PhD students in priority S&T fields and DOST network schools.
The applicant must also be a Filipino citizen; not more than 45 years old at the time of application; be in good health condition; have passed the admission requirements for graduate studies at any of the DOST identified institutions; and have passed the interview and other screening procedures.
Among the privileges that DOST scholars will be receiving for the Masteral Program are: free tuition, a stipend of P15,000 per month, book allowance of P7,500 per year, transportation allowance of P10,000 for those studying out of their home province, group insurance of P500 per year, and Thesis/Dissertation of P30,000.
For those taking the PhD, the scholars will be receiving free tuition, a stipend of P23,000 per month, book allowance of P7,500 per year, transportation allowance of P10,000 for those studying out of their home province, group insurance of P500 per year, and Thesis / Dissertation of P60,000.
The Application Form and Brochure can also be downloaded from www.sei.dost.gov.ph. Completed application and other documentary requirements may be submitted personally or by mail to the Graduate Office of the Science Consortium Member Universities, DOST Councils and SEI.
The submission of application will be accepted until April 30, 2012. For more inquiries, please contact Ms. Josephine B. Nohay at telephone numbers (062) 991-1024.
By R.G. A A. Go
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