Graduate Assistantships & Non-degree Trainings

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Reynaldo V. Ebora
Executive Director
DOST-PCAARRD, Paseo de Valmayor
Brgy. Timugan, Los Baños, Laguna

Interview of qualified applicants shall be done through video conferencing. We highly discourage personal submission of application. The safety of our clients and staff is our concern. 

In line with the initiatives to upgrade the capability of the staff, scholarship grants have been continuously given to those holding permanent position in any NAARRDN (National Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Research and Development Network) member agency through the DOST-PCAARRD Human Resource Development Program.

At present, the DOST-PCAARRD Human Resource Development Program has the following offerings:

1.  Graduate Research and Education Assistantship for Technology (GREAT) Program
Innovative way to support qualified graduate students in completing their degree programs by providing sufficient financial and technical support, particularly in the conduct of their research/thesis. Through this research assistantship, grantees can conduct their research/thesis under the umbrella of an identified DOST-PCAARRD funded R&D project. Benefits of a Graduate Research Associates (GRA; Masters) and Graduate Research Fellows (GRF; PhD) will include tuition and other school fees (2 years for GRA; 3 years for GRF), monthly allowance, transportation allowance, insurance, thesis/dissertation budget of up to Php50,000 for GRA or Php100,000 for GRF, and graduation fees. A Research Grant is likewise built-in in the identified R&D project funded by DOST-PCAARRD. Upon completion of their study program, the GRA/GRF can also be entitled to a proposal-based re-entry research grant of up to P5M by DOST-PCAARRD when he/she returns to his/her mother agency.

                                                  Deadline of submission of complete application requirements for the following:




AY 1st Semester 2022-2023

  • 1st Batch – May 30, 2022
  • 2nd Batch – June 30, 2022
  • 3rd Batch – July 21, 2022 entended until August 31, 2022

AY 2nd Semester 2022-2023

  • 1st Batch – September 30, 2022
  • 2nd Batch –October 31, 2022
  • 3rd Batch – November 30, 2022


    DOST-PCAARRD shall only process  complete application documents   

   2.   Thesis/Dissertation Assistance 

Enables graduate students to address the research priority areas identified in DOST-PCAARRD’s current Medium Term Plan/Industry S&T Strategic Plan (ISP). This is granted to Masters and PhD students from NAARRDN-member institutions and non DOST-PCAARRD scholars. Financial support covers full thesis/dissertation expense of up to Php100,000 (PhD) or Php50,000 (Masters). It can also serve as augmentation fund of another scholarship grant.

      Calls for application will be done quarterly, following the schedule:



Awarding of Assistance

1st call

15 February


2nd call

15 April


3rd call

15 July


4th call

15 October



3.    Re-Entry Grant for Returning Scholars

     Enables newly graduated DOST-PCAARRD scholars to pursue, in their mother agency, an R&D project related to their thesis/dissertation and in support of DOST-PCAARRD research priority areas, as well as their regional and organizational plans. Currently, maximum budget support is Php250,000 for PhD scholars and Php150,000 for Masters scholars. This is also the platform to be used in the re-entry program component under GREAT.

4.    Publication Incentives 

Promotes scientific productivity, knowledge sharing, and eventually application of R&D results by encouraging and rewarding NAARRDN researchers and scholars to publish, as principal authors, their research results in approved local and international refereed journals. Financial incentive ranges from Php25,000 to Php80,000 per published article depending on the impact factor, among other criteria. Journal articles that have already received financial incentive from other institutions are no longer eligible for this program.

5.    Balik Scientist Program

In support of the Department of Science and Technology’s “Balik Scientist Program", the DOST-PCAARRD component taps the ingenuity of scientists and experts residing and working abroad and of Filipino-descent, to strengthen the S&T capabilities of local researchers and scholars in addressing critical and emerging concerns in the AANR sectors.

Non-degree Training Program

Strengthens the critical competencies of research managers, researchers, and scholars in the implementation and management of AANR R&D initiatives through the development and conduct of strategically identified enhancement courses.

DOST-PCAARRD Sandwich Program Grant for Graduate Research in the AANR

Open to graduate students enrolled in the fields related to agriculture, aquatic, and natural resources sector from DOST-PCAARRD accredited universities who need to conduct their research in reputable foreign universities and research institutions to avail of the host institution’s facilities and research expertise. The graduate research work must be aligned with the PCAARRD priority areas and the Harmonized National Research and Development Agenda for the AANR. 

Calls for application will be made twice a year, following the schedule:

Call for application/Deadline


September to December/ 01 December

January (of the following year)

May to July/ 01 July

August awarding