UP Diliman


OVCRD Funded

Outright Research Grants. These aim to support UPD researchers and creative workers embarking on start-up projects. The grants may co-fund major projects and are available to research or creative works in any field from all academic clusters in the University.

Thesis and Dissertation Grants. The grants assist UPD personnel in the completion of their MA/MS theses or PhD dissertations—requirements for graduate degrees. The grants support theses and dissertation works in any academic discipline.

PhD Incentive Awards. These provide the necessary incentive and support to UPD faculty members and Research, Extension and Professional Staff (REPS) that recently obtained their PhDs to establish their research or creative work in UPD. The award is also an incentive for the new PhD holders to publish their dissertations in reputable, refereed journals or exhibit their creations in prestigious venues or events. In this way, the grantee can begin establishing a publication record or exhibition record that will strengthen his/her chances of obtaining future grants for further research or creative work.

Open Grants. These support UPD interdisciplinary, multi-disciplinary or cross-disciplinary research or creative works of highest standards. It is hoped these research or creative works will lead to evidence-based interventions, breakthrough policies, notable creative works, and/or innovative technologies with excellent socio-economic potential.

Source of Solutions Grants (SOS). The grants provide funding to support commissioned research or creative work on results-oriented projects or programs, open innovation solutions, or front-end ideation to R&D addressing immediate challenges and pressing concerns of/in UPD. These aim to promote the strategic value of UPD as a microcosm of Philippine society and therefore a great source of solutions (SOS) to many of the most difficult national problems (in education, risk and disaster management, land use, transportation, community safety, etc).

Research Dissemination Grants (RDG)

RDG is used for purposes of allowing faculty members to present research papers at international conferences.

Research and Creative Work Load Credits (Without Project Funding)

This supports UPD/UPDEPP faculty members doing research/creative work without project funding. Through this, a faculty’s teaching load is reduced to 12 units per semester or 24 units per academic year.

UP System Grants

Emerging S&T Fields Grant. This supports inter/multi-disciplinary research programs or projects related to the Board of Regents-approved list of emerging fields in S&T.

List of emerging field in S&T to be developed in UP.

• Bio-materials
• Bio-fuels
• Pharmaceuticals/Nutraceuticals
• Nano materials
• Molecular medicines

• Nanotechnology
• Food sufficiency
– Robust crops
– Yield enhancement
• Bio-informatics
• Disease characterization and DNA sequencing
– Diagnosis
– Vaccine development
•Drug discovery and drug delivery
• Bio-materials
• Biodiversity
• Bio-monitoring

• Advanced microelectronics and computational algorithmics
– “Systems on a chip“
– Reconfigurable, cognitive and software-defined radio
– Machine vision and new user interfaces
• Environmental monitoring and habitat protection
– Disaster mitigation and early warning systems
– Energy efficient sensors and instrumentation
• Precision agriculture and aquaculture
• Next generation networks and Internet
– Network algorithms and quality of service
– Distributed computing
– Optical communications in wired networks
– Cost-effective rural connectivity and distance learning
• Pervasive healthcare
– Telemedicine

MEASUREMENT AND INSTRUMENTATION (in support of Materials, Biotechnology and Pervasive Computing)
• Nanometer (10-9 meter) scale
• Nanosecond (10-9 second) events
• Photonics
• Separation Science
• Mechatronics – micro/nano scale

Creative Work and Research Grants. These encourage faculty members and REPS to do research that will lead to publications or exhibitions or performances of creative work or other significant output such as patents, new software, and advanced technologies. To ensure the quality of output, work resulting from the grant ise refereed prior to the full release of the grant.

Textbook Writing Grant. This supports the writing of textbooks of core courses of undergraduate degree programs, including reference books, workbooks and laboratory manuals, in print or other media, in whatever language the course is taught.

Applicants may apply individually or as a group. In the case of a group, the total amount of the grant shall be pro-rated according to the rank of the applicants and the proportion of work to be done by each.

Post-Doctoral Research Grant. This supports regular, full-time faculty and REPS who obtained their PhD in the last three years prior to availing the grant. Priority is to those who received their PhD in UP or a Philippine university in order to expose them to foreign academic institution or another academic environment.

Sabbatical Research Grant. The grant is intended for faculty members on sabbatical who will undertake research or creative work during their period of leave from teaching and other duties.

External Grants

Science and Engineering Graduate Scholarship (SEGS) Grant. This aims to improve the nation’s scientific and engineering human resources in pursuit of the desire to make the country a major player in the global economy. The partner institution for this grant is the Commission on Higher education.

Integrated S&T Agenda in Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Grant. The S&T Agenda is organized by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD), Department of Science and Technology (DOST). It aims to provide the directions that will enable the agriculture, forestry and natural resources (AFNR) sectors to flourish as envisioned under Philippine Agriculture 2020. The S&T Agenda provides areas where the University could conduct R&D, particularly in the areas of knowledge and technology generation. Proposals following the required DOST format (DOST Capsule R&D Proposals) may be submitted for possible PCARRD and DOST funding.