DOST-SEI Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program - National Science Consortium

DOST-SEI Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program - National Science Consortium

About the ASTHRDP

About the ASTHRDP

The DOST-SEI Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program-National Science Consortium (ASTHRDP-NSC) is providing scholarships to qualified individuals to pursue Master’s and Doctoral programs included in the priority S&T areas. This program aims to help improve the country’s global competitiveness and capability to innovate through science and technology and to accelerate the production of high-level human resources for Research & Development (R&D) in S&T. 

Office of the UST Project Leader for DOST-SEI ASTHRDP-NSC

Office of the UST Project Leader for DOST-SEI ASTHRDP-NSC

Prof. Rey Donne S. Papa, PhD,

UST – ASTHRDP Project Leader 

Ms. Ellen Mae S. Barredo 

Project Technical Assistant

Ms. Mycaela De Alva, RPh., MSc.

Project Technical Assistant

Ms. Florinda S. Esguerra

Project Technical Assistant

Graduate School Programs supported by ASTHRDP

Graduate School Programs supported by ASTHRDP

 
Doctor of Philosophy in:
 
  • Health Research
 

Doctor of Philosophy major in

 
 

Application for Scholarship

Application for Scholarship

A. Qualifications:

An applicant must:

  1. be a Filipino citizen;
  2. not be more than 50 years old at the time of application;
  3. be in good health condition;
  4. pass the admission requirements for graduate studies at any of the NSC member-universities and;
  5. pass the interview and other screening procedures.

B. Requirements: 

  1. Accomplished ASTHRDP Application Form 
  2. Career Plans (Form A) 
  3. Research Plans (Form B) 
  4. Medical Certificate stating that the applicant is of good health condition and fit to study from a licensed physician with his/her PRC license number indicated (Form C) 
  5. Birth Certificate (Photocopy) 
  6. Certified True Copy of the Official Transcript of Records 
  7. Endorsement Form 
  1. MS Program – From two (2) former college professors 
  2. PhD Program – From two (2) former professors in the Master’s Program 
  1. If employed, recommendation and permission from head of agency to take a leave of absence (LOA) while on scholarship OR proof of resignation or termination of contract.
  2. Valid NBI Clearance 
  3. Letter of Admission with Regular Status from the Program Head of the accepting institution and copy of admission evaluation sheet 
  4. Approved Program of Study endorsed by the Graduate School Program Lead. 
  5. Application Form for Research Adviser. 

Additional Requirements for Lateral Applicants

  1.  Certification from university indicating the following 
    1. number of graduate units required in the program
    2. number of graduate units earned with corresponding grades 

Accomplished and completed documentary requirements must be initially submitted through https://bit.ly/Application1TAY2223  for initial evaluation. After initial evaluation, hard copies must be submitted personally or by mail addressed to the Office of the UST Project Leader for DOST-SEI-ASTHRDP on or before the set deadlines.

Note: In the approved new scheme, the duration of scholarship of lateral entrants shall be determined based on the percentage of required load completed vis-a-vis the total number of graduate units of the degree program:

MYT- Mid-Year Term; PoS- Program of Study

Terms of Scholarship

Scholars’ Privileges

Terms of Scholarship

  1. The scholarship award shall be for full-time graduate studies to ensure on time completion of the MS/PhD degree in any of the DOST identified priority fields.
  2. The scholar must NOT be employed or practicing his/her profession while on scholarship. He/She must secure approval for official leave of absence, if employed.
  3. The awardee shall execute a Scholarship Agreement with the DOST-SEI and the Training Institution.
  4. The academic performance of the scholar shall be evaluated every school term based on established policies to determine his/her scholarship status.
  5. The scholar shall be required to render service obligation in the Philippines after he/she finishes the MS/PhD degree, i.e. one year service for every year of scholarship
  6. The scholar shall be required to refund the scholarship grant with interest for non-completion of his/her graduate program or failure to comply with the service obligation.
  7. The scholar must submit a progress report to the Office of the UST Project Leader for DOST- SEI ASTHRDP-NSC and submit relevant forms/documents to ensure proper monitoring and timely completion of MS/PhD degree. 

Scholars’ Privileges

List of Requirements for Scholars Request

List of Requirements for Scholars Request

THESIS/DISSERTATION OUTRIGHT GRANT

90% of the grant

  • Letter of Request addressed to the Project Leader (endorsed by Research Adviser)
  • One-page abstract
  • Preliminary/Approved Thesis/Dissertation Proposal endorsed by the adviser
  • Timetable/Gantt Chart endorsed by the Research Adviser (indicate month and year)

 

10% of the grant

  • Letter of Request addressed to the Project Leader (endorsed by Research Adviser)
  • Approval Sheet of Thesis/Dissertation
  • Abstract of Final Manuscript
STUDENT RESEARCH SUPPORT FUND - RESEARCH GRANT COMPONENT (Subjected for Liquidation)

(Prior to the request, liquidation of used outright thesis grant must be accomplished) 

  • Letter of Request addressed to the Project Leader (duly endorsed by Research Adviser)
  • Accomplished Application Form
  • Accomplished SRSF Breakdown Form
  • Detailed Line-Item-Budget (LIB)
  • Abstract of Research
  • Copy of Thesis/Dissertation Approval Sheet
  • Gantt Chart/Work Plan endorsed by Research Adviser (indicate month and year)
  • Checklist Form (%Project Staff)
STUDENT RESEARCH SUPPORT FUND - DISSEMINATION GRANT COMPONENT (Subjected for Liquidation)

A.CONFERENCE 

PRE-CONFERENCE (Submitted 1 month prior to date of conference) 

  • Checklist form (℅ Project Staff) 
  • Letter of Request addressed to the Project Leader (duly endorsed by Research Adviser)
  • Accomplished Application Form 
  • Acceptance Letter / Notice of Acceptance
  • Abstract of Research
  • Airfare Canvasses (PAL, Cebu Pacific, Air Asia, etc)
  • Proof of Registration
  • Certification of Legitimate/Non-Predatory Conference

POST CONFERENCE (Submitted 1 week after the date of conference) 

  • Travel Report
  • Liquidation Report (w/ supporting documents: OR, tickets, boarding pass, etc)
  • Certificate of Attendance/Participation
  • e-copy conference photos
  • Certificate of Liquidation (issued by UST/Council; – succeeding DGC request shall only be processed upon submission of this certificate)

B. PUBLICATION

  • Checklist Form Form
  • Letter of Request addressed to the UST Project Leader (duly endorsed by Adviser)
  • Accomplished Application Form (STSD-214.2A)
  • Acceptance Letter / Notice of Acceptance
  • Abstract of Research
  • Proof of Publication Fee
  • Certification of Legitimate/Non-Predatory Journal

 

STUDENT RESEARCH SUPPORT FUND - MENTOR’S FEE
  • Letter to DOST-SEI (duly endorsed by the Project Leader)
  • Adviser’s/Mentor’s Contract of Service (Notarized) 
  • Submission of Final Requirements to DOST-SEI and UST-ASTHRDP must be accomplished. 
EXTENSION OF PERIOD OF SCHOLARSHIP
  • Request Letter addressed to the Project Leader (Endorsed by Research Adviser) 
  • Original Program of Study
  • Revised Program of Study (duly approved by the Program Lead)
  • Breakdown of Financial Assistance Received (to be validated by the Project Staff) 
  • Certification issued by the research adviser indicating the date of Final Defense (if applicable) 
LEAVE OF ABSENCE / REINSTATEMENT
  • Request letter citing reasons for the LOA, addressed to the Project Leader (Endorsed by Research Adviser) 
  • Accomplished Application Form for Leave of Absence 
  • University Approval of LOA (if scholar is on leave from the University)
  • Certified True Copy of Grades in all Semesters Enrolled
  • Breakdown of Financial Assistance Received
  • Approved Program of Study
TRAVEL CLEARANCE
  • Letter of Request to SEI (duly endorsed by the Project Leader, indicating destination, duration, and reason for travel)
  • Notification of Acceptance
  • Notarized Deed of Undertaking with Co-Maker
  • Photocopy of Co-maker Proof of Income/Service Record & ID
  • If company/university sponsored: Guarantee Letter stating “should the scholar fails to return in the country after the given period of time, the company/university guarantees the refund to DOST-SEI the amount equivalent to the period left unserved of the scholar with 12% interest”
OTHER REQUESTS:

(For other requests not indicated below, please contact ust-asthrdp@ust.edu.ph  for further information)  

 

Release of Withheld Stipend due to incomplete or failing grade/s

  • Request letter addressed to the Project Leader 
  • True Copy of Grades
  • Breakdown of Financial Assistance Received

Low General Weighted Average (GWA)/Grade Point Average (GPA)

  • Request letter addressed to the Project Leader 
  • True Copy of Grades
  • Breakdown of Financial Assistance Received

Cross-enrollment for Courses Related to Thesis/Dissertation

    • Request letter addressed to the Project Leader
    • Approved thesis/dissertation proposal
    • Acceptance from host institution
  • Plan of activities certified by thesis/dissertation adviser/s in both sending and host universities

Shifting of Course/Transfer of School

  • Application Form for Shifting Course/Transferring School (STSD-212)
  • Letter of Request to Shift/Transfer addressed to DOST-SEI, endorsed by Research Adviser and Project Leader
  • Certification of Admission in New Course/School
  • Certification of Accredited Subjects
  • Approved Program of Study in New Course
  • Breakdown of Financial Assistance Received (to be validated by Project Staff) 

Submission of Final Requirements 

The following documents must be submitted to DOST-SEI: 

  • Letter of Gratitude addressed to DOST-SEI/Dr. Biyo
  • Hard Copy of Thesis 
  • Softcopy (CD) of thesis 
  • Certified True Copy TOR 
  • Certified True Copy of Diploma 


After submission to DOST-SEI, the following must be submitted to the UST-ASTHRDP

  • Signed receiving soft copy of the Letter of Gratitude
  • Soft copy of thesis 
  • Soft copy Certified True Copy TOR 
  • Soft copy Certified True Copy of Diploma

Downloadable Forms/Procedures/Guidelines

Contact Information

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