MS, PhD scholarships offered

  • 6 November 2014, Thursday

Source: The Philippine Star
6 Nov 2014

MANILA, Philippines - Scholarships are now available for qualified officers and regular staff members of a government agency to enable them to pursue their doctoral and master’s degrees in the Philippines and other countries.

The PCC-SEARCA scholarship program is being implemented by the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) under the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization-Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEAMEO SEARCA).

The graduate study program aims to strengthen PCC’s pool of professionals by providing scholarship grants to the center’s qualified officers and regular staff members to complete  their doctorate and master’s degrees in selected universities in the Philippines, Australia, Canada, and the United States.

Areas of international study are livestock biotechnology, genomics, bioinformatics, and policy ad development studies. Under local scholarship grants are policy, planning and development; knowledge management; and biotechnology.

“PCC officers and regular staff members who plan to pursue their degrees leading to molecular livestock biotechnology, genomics, bioinformatics, policy, development studies, knowledge management and related fields can apply for the scholarship,” PCC and SEARCA announced.

To be eligible for the program, applicants must have received an offer or have been admitted to any of the selected study posts in the four countries.

The study grant covers tuition, monthly stipend, book allowance, annual health insurance, thesis/dissertation expenses, domestic travel allowance, and round-trip airfare.

Applicants should submit all scholarship documents to PCC, which shall initially screen and endorse shortlisted applicants to SEARCA.

Applications should be addressed to Arnel Del Barrio, PCC executive director, through Liza Battad, chief of PCC’s planning and special projects division.