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Fueling Philippine Innovation

CHED’s Research, Innovation and Extension Grants-In-Aid (GIA) Program 2025
Fueling Philippine Innovation

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CHED’s Research, Innovation and Extension Grants-In-Aid (GIA) Program – Have you been brewing brilliant ideas that can propel Philippine higher education forward? The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) offers a program to turn those ideas into reality through the Research, Innovation and Extension Grants-In-Aid (GIA) Program. This competitive program grants financial aid to proposals that demonstrate strong potential in propelling the country’s research, innovation, and extension (RIE) landscape.

Benefits & Value of Grant

The GIA Program provides a substantial financial boost for qualified projects. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Up to Ten Million Pesos (Php 10M): This grant amount supports year-long research programs or projects, allowing researchers to delve deeper into their chosen fields.
  • Up to Two Million Pesos (Php 2M): This grant fuels year-long extension programs or projects, enabling HEIs to directly translate research findings into solutions that benefit communities.

These grants go beyond just financial aid. Being chosen as a GIA Program grantee signifies the merit and potential impact of your proposal. It can open doors to future collaborations and opportunities within the research and innovation community.

Level of Study

The CHED Research GIA Program is open to faculty members, researchers, and extension practitioners from accredited Philippine higher education institutions (HEIs). There is no specific level of study required, as long as the applicant meets the eligibility criteria.

Platforms Covered

The Commission on Higher Education sees the Grants-in-Aid (GIA) programs as strategic investments in the country’s research and development, and extension in pursuit of national development and inclusive growth. Proposals should be crafted to focus on the following thematic areas:

(1) Food Production and Security
(2) Environment, Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change and Energy
(3) Terrestrial and Marine Resources: Economy, Biodiversity and Conservation
(4) Smart Analytics and Engineering Innovations
(5) Health Systems
(6) Education in STEAM

General Eligibility

  1. Open to all state universities and colleges (SUCS) and private, non-stock, and non-profit HEIS.
  2. For SUCS, proposals should be approved and endorsed by their respective Governing Board (GBs). For private, non-stock, and non-profit HEIs, the proposals should be approved and endorsed by their Presidents (head of the institution).
  3. In case of multiple submission of proposals from the Lead HEI, an official list of proposals ranked according to priority, shall be submitted by the HEI to the Commission duly signed by its Head of Institution (see attached form). For SUCS, the list should have a corresponding approval and endorsement from their Governing Board. For private, non-stock, and non-profit HEIs, the list should be approved and endorsed by their Presidents (head of the institution).
  4. Proponents must not have any unsettled liquidation issues under the Higher Education Development Fund (HEDF). 5. Collaboration with other Philippine Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and foreign institutions is encouraged.

How to Apply

Applying for the CHED GIA Program is a straightforward process. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Review the call for proposals and guidelines available on the CHED website.
  2. Assemble all the necessary requirements.
  3. Prepare a well-written and compelling proposal that adheres to the program’s guidelines.
  4. Submit your application electronically through the designated email address: [email protected] on or before the deadline.

Deadline/Closing Date

The deadline for submitting applications for the GIA Program is June 14, 2024. Don’t miss this opportunity to secure funding for your groundbreaking research or extension project!

CHED Memorandum from the Chairperson

Tips for Applying

  • Start preparing your application early. Research the program thoroughly and ensure your project aligns with CHED’s priorities.
  • Seek guidance from experienced researchers or extension specialists within your HEI.
  • Proofread your proposal carefully before submission. A well-written and error-free proposal increases your chances of success.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: What are the thematic areas prioritized by the GIA Program?

A: The program prioritizes research and extension projects aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and national development goals.

Q: Can I apply for both a research and extension grant?

A: No, you can only submit one proposal per application period. However, you can reapply in the succeeding year if your initial application is unsuccessful.

By leveraging the GIA Program, Filipino researchers and extension specialists can make significant contributions to the country’s progress. So, if you have a brilliant research idea or a transformative extension project in mind, don’t hesitate to apply!

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Jayson P. Arnado May 5, 2024 - 2:05 am

Hope i can avail this program because it can help my financial problem in school

Rissa May 5, 2024 - 2:13 pm

I’m willing to Avail this kind of scholarship


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