CHED Scholarship Master’s Thesis Grant Program – Apply Now

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CHED Scholarship Master’s Thesis Grant ProgramApplication for CHED Scholarship Master’s Thesis Grant Program for Fulltime/Regular Faculty is now available.

The CHED Thesis Grant Program is aimed at upgrading the research manpower capability of higher education institutions (HEIs) while supporting the conduct of research on identified priority areas. CHED provides financial assistance to full-time/regular faculty members who are completing their Master’s thesis work.


CHED shall provide financial assistance to faculty members who are completing their Master’s thesis work in any of the following clusters of discipline

  • Science and Mathematics
  • Engineering, Maritime Studies and Architecture
  • Humanities, Social Science and Communication
  • Agriculture. Fisheries and Forestry
  • Health and Health Related Discipline
  • Information Technology

Entitlement and Obligations

  1. Amount of grant shallnot exceed P40,000.00 (for thesis without laboratory experiment) and P60,000.00 (for thesis with laboratory experiment) to cover the following:
  • conduct of research-80%
  • preparation/reproduction of manuscript-20%
  1. Grantee shall render return service equivalent to one year in his/her mother institution
  2. Grantee may be requested to present a paper based on his/her thesis in a colloquium to be organized by CHED


  • The grant shall be open to nominees of HEIs in the Philippines that are offering programs in the disciplines applied for by the candidates who meet the following requirements
  • Not more than 45 years of age
  • Full time-regular faculty member of a HEI
  • Must have completed the coursework and passed the comprehensive examination in an accredited level 2 Graduate Program or COE/COD
  • Must have an approved thesis proposal on the above priority disciplines
  • Must have a general average of at least 1.75 or equivalent in the required courses leading to Master’s degree applied for.


  1. All applications shall be received by the Office of Planning Research and Knowledge Management (OPRKM) of CHED before the start of each term or upon the approval of thesis proposal
  2. Applicants shall submit two (2) copies of he following documents:
    a) Accomplished application
    b) The approved thesis proposal including a one-page abstract
    c) Letter of recommendation from the thesis adviser
    d) Endorsement letter from the applicant’s mother institution
    e) Photocopy of the enrollment/registration form
    f) Certification of grades

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