Office for Grants, Endowments, and Partnerships in Higher Education

Office for Grants, Endowments, and Partnerships in Higher Education

Established in 1992, the Office for Grants, Endowments, and Partnerships in Higher Education (OGEP) is the implementing arm of the UST Research and Endowment Foundation, Inc. (REFI). The Office is under the supervision of the Office of the Rector, and is mandated to provide and maintain the ways and means by which the Foundation can attain its objectives in coordination with the Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation, the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, the Vice-Rector for Finance, and other concerned University offices.

The OGEP works toward the cultivation of mutually beneficial ties with educational and funding institutions. It taps the assistance of institutions and alumni in providing endowments that may be used to enhance the institutional capabilities, faculty development, scholarship, research, and community development projects of UST.

Call for Applications

The UST Research and Endowment Foundation, Inc., through the Office for the Grants, Endowments and Partnerships in Higher Education, announces the vacant Professorial Chairs for Academic Year 2016–2017.

Albertus Magnus Professorial Chair in Science and Mathematics

St. Thomas Aquinas Professorial Chair in Humanities

Fr. Ciriaco Pedrosa, OP Professorial Chair in Mathematics and Physics

Dr. Jose Lugay Professorial Chair in Chemistry

Professorship in Constitutional Democracy

Lord Takayama Professorial Chair in Philippines-Japanese Studies

Anthony C. Aguirre Professorial Chair in History

J.P. Laurel Foundation Professorial Chair in Economics

Fr. Aurelio Valbuena, OP Professorial Chair in Bio-Ethics

Fr. Valentin Marin, OP Professorial Chair in Mass Communication

Teodoro Valencia Professorial Chair in Journalism

PCIB Professorial Chair in Legal Management

Jaka Foundation Professorial Chair in Literature and Journalism

Jose Villa Panganiban Professorial Chair in Journalism (c/o The Varsitarian)

Oscar Picazo Professorial Chair in the Social Science and Humanities

Fr. Roque Ruaño, OP Professorial Chair in Engineering

Dean Francisco Reyes Professorial Chair in Engineering

Fr. Francisco Cabenas, OP Professorial Chair in Music

Fr. Antonio Gonzales, OP Professorial Chair in Educational Teaching and Testing Strategies

Dr. Emilio Yap Professorial Chair in Business Information and Communication Technology

SGV Professorial Chair in Information Systems Management

Larry Lim Giordano Professorial Chair in Pre-Commerce

Luis Ablaza Jr. Distinguished Professorial Chair in Entrepreneurship

Security Bank Professorial Chair for the College of Commerce and Business Administration

Carlos Salinas Distinguished Professorial Chair in Business Administration (Strategic Business Development/ Marketing Management)

Josephine Ty-Chua Distinguished Professorial Chair in Business Administration—Business Economics

CIBA-GEIGY (Phils.), Inc. Professorial Chair in Dermatology

Nestle (Phils.) Professorial Chair in Infant Nutrition

Dr. Ernesto Espaldon Professor of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Leticia Virata Espaldon Social Justice Fund

Drs. Manny & Zenaida Villafania Professorial Chair in Basic Sciences

Dr. Dionisio Rivera Professorial Chair in Urology

Unilab Bayanihan Professorial Chair in Infectious Diseases

Dr. Jesus Javier Tan Professorial Chair in Allergology

Dr. Jesus Javier Tan Professorial Chair in Oriental Medicine

Dr. Tarcila Laperal-Mendoza Professorial Chair in Infectious Dermatology

Gerardo Rocha UST-Chile Professorial Chair in Ecclesiastical Studies & Bioethics

Pres. Diosdado & Dr. Evangeline Macapagal Professorial Chair in Democracy

Benito Legarda Tuazon Professorial Chair in Constitutional Law

Mariano Que and Estelita De Jesus Que Professorial Chair in Pharmacy

K.P. Yao Foundation Professorial Chair in Physical Therapy

Carolina Garcia Professorial Chair in English Literature

Grants and Endowments

Qualifications 

  • A doctorate degree 

  • At least five (5) years of consecutive service to the University

  • At least the rank of Associate Professor (or Lecturer in the Graduate School or Faculty of Civil Law) 

  • Credible research track in the field of specialization 

  • “Very Satisfactory” or “Good” competence evaluation 

  • Specialty in the discipline specified by the Donor 

 

Documentary Requirements 

  • Research proposal (including the Gantt chart of research activities) 

  • Concise and updated curriculum vitae of the applicant

 

Obligations of the Grantee 

  • 2-3 Public lectures 

  • Publication of the delivered Professorial Chair (PC) lectures, preferably in an ISI- or SCOPUS-indexed journal

 

Awarding Procedure

  1. The OGEP publishes/announces the list of available PC and guidelines.
  2. The REFI President writes a letter of award to the applicant; copies of which shall be sent to the Dean, the OGEP, and the OVRAA.
  3. The OGEP prepares the Memorandum of Agreement between the grantee and REFI.
  4. The OGEP releases 50% of the grant. The remaining 50% is released upon full compliance of the MOA provisions by the grantee.
  5. The OGEP endorses the proposal to the REFI President.

Qualifications 

  • A master’s or doctorate degree 
  • Tenured faculty member (or Lecturer in the Graduate School or Faculty of Civil Law) 
  • Credible research track in the field of specialization

 

Documentary Requirements 

  • Research proposal (including the Gantt chart of research activities) 
  • Memorandum of Agreement
  • Progress and achievement reports 
  • Summary of financial statements, with supporting documents 

 

Obligations of the Grantee 

  • The Grantee shall undertake quality research for a minimum of one (1) year to a maximum of three (3) consecutive years, renewable annually 
  • Present the research in an appropriate forum, conference, seminar, or congress 
  • Publish the research output in a reputable journal

 

Awarding Procedure

  1. The OGEP publishes/announces the list of available PC and guidelines.
  2. The applicant submits the research proposal to OGEP, together with its endorsements from the Dean, Research Cluster/Center Director, and the Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation (OVRRI).
  3. The OGEP endorses the proposal to the REFI President.
  4. The OGEP prepares the Memorandum of Agreement between the grantee and REFI.
  5. The OGEP releases the research fund to the grantee.

Travel grants support faculty members to represent the University either as main or plenary speaker or contributing paper presenter (oral or poster) in International/National Conferences/Symposia related to their field of discipline or to attend training workshops/short courses in their line of specialization. Travel grants, as a rule, cover partial financial support for RETURN ECONOMY AIRFARE (including Philippine travel and departure taxes). Conference registration fee and accommodation expense are charged against the College’s faculty development funds. Other costs such as passport/visa application fees and per diem* allowance are at the expense of the Grantee.

 

Qualifications 

  • A master’s or doctorate degree 
  • Tenured full-time faculty member (or Lecturer in the Graduate School or Faculty of Civil Law) 

 

Documentary Requirements 

  • Research proposal (including the Gantt chart of research activities) 
  • Memorandum of Agreement 
  • Progress and achievement reports 
  • Summary of financial statements, with supporting documents

All documents should be submitted to the OGEP at least one (1) month before the expected date of departure to give ample time for the processing of the application. Failure to comply with this requirement means outright disapproval of the application.

 

Approval of the Travel Grant

Travel grants are subject to the availability of funds and the approval of the REFI President. The OGEP will take charge of the flight booking arrangement.

 

Obligations of the Grantee

  • Submit to OGEP within two (2) weeks after return a travel report, original copies of the boarding pass, and all pertinent official receipts required for liquidation.
  • Echo the paper presentation in a conference / seminar organized by the College / Research Center / Department.
  • Publish the paper in a refereed national / international journal.

A Travel Grant is awarded to the same person only once every two (2) academic years and subject to the terms stipulated above. Applicants shall reimburse the amount incurred by the OGEP for any cancellation for a processed/finalized travel grant.

 

Per Diem Allowance

Per diem living allowance may be granted ONLY when the conference organizers or an external funding agency provide the grantee with free return airfare ticket and/or accommodation. It shall cover only the duration of the conference or a maximum of five (5) days.

 

Qualification 

  • Tenured faculty member

 

Documentary Requirements 

  • Endorsement of the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs 
  • Recommendation of the Dean / Director of the unit where the applicant is affiliated 
  • Certificate of approval of the thesis/dissertation proposal from the Graduate School 
  • Timetable of research activities and completion of the thesis/dissertation 
  • Itemized budget layout (supplies, materials, and other related costs) 

 

Obligation of the Grantee 

  • The Grantee shall abide by the Memorandum of Agreement and all existing rules and regulations of the University governing study grants.

 

Awarding Procedure

  1. The Foundation President approves the application, followed by the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement.
  2. The grant is released to the faculty Grantee through the OGEP.

Vision

Mission

Vision

The UST Research and Endowment Foundation, as a partner of the University of Santo Tomas, in pursuit of truth, guided by reason and illumined by faith, dedicates itself to support the generation, advancement, and transmission of knowledge and social involvement to form competent and compassionate professionals, committed to the service of the Church, the nation, and the global community.

Mission

The UST Research and Endowment Foundation envisions to aid the University of Santo Tomas to maintain the University’s centuries-old tradition of excellence as a premier Catholic institution of learning in Asia, committed to the professional and moral formation of its stakeholders for social transformation.

Goals

Objectives

Goals

The goal of the UST Research and Endowment Foundation, Inc. is to support the University of Santo Tomas community to successfully fulfil its mission “to form competent and compassionate professionals, committed to the service of the Church, the nation, and the global community.”

Objectives

To raise monetary support for the establishment of Professorial and Research Chairs, Thesis and Dissertation Grants, Travel/Study/Training Trust Funds, and Scholarship Funds. 

To create a reliable network of donors and volunteers for the Community Service/Outreach of the University of Santo Tomas.

Administrators

REV. FR. JESUS M. MIRANDA, JR. O.P., PhD

Director

MR. LEVINE ANDRO H. LAO, MA

Executive Assistant

Staff

ARCAYA, Lewelen
 
Office Clerk

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