QUEZON CITY, Philippines—In response to Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar's challenge to put more expertise and bring in human capital that can continue to innovate, build, and capacitate the country's extension delivery system, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) is again offering thesis and dissertation study assistance to agricultural extension workers (AEWs).
The study grants are open to AEWs from the Local Government Units (LGUs), DA, and the academe nationwide who are currently pursuing higher education in Agriculture and Fisheries (AF), but are financially challenged to conduct their research studies. A PhP100,000 financial support will be afforded to deserving MS thesis grantees, while PhP250,000 subsidy will be provided to PhD dissertation studies of beneficiaries.
To be eligible for the financial assistance, prospective applicants must meet the following requirements: (1) enrolled in any Agriculture, Fishery and related multi-disciplinary course in any of the State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) within the country; (2) the course program enrolled must be in-line with the mandates of his/her agency; (3) at least 2 years as a permanent employee in his/her mother agency; (4) attained ratings of at least Very Satisfactory (VS) in the IPCR for 2 consecutive rating periods; (5) endorsed by the Agency head; (6) not more than 55 years old at the time of application; (7) not under any form of scholarship for his/her graduate studies; (8) must already have an approved research proposal by the Graduate School Panel; and (9) Research proposal must be in line with the DA's priority thrusts.
Interested applicants may apply directly to the ATI's Career Development and Management Division (CDMD) by submitting an application letter along with the following documents: Copy of latest Registration Form; certified copy of duties and responsibilities or Position Description Form (PDF); latest personal data sheet (PDS) with 2x2 picture certified by the Agency’s Human Resource Officer; certified copies of the IPCR for the last two (2) periods; endorsement Letter signed by the Head of Agency/Office; Certification from the Agency’s HR that the applicant is not under any form of scholarship at the time of application; and Research proposal approved by the Graduate School Panel. Applicants should also include a Certificate of Good Moral Character and Gantt chart or timetable of activities of the Research Study.
The abovementioned documents must be submitted personally or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before July 25, 2022. Only 18 slots are available: 10 for thesis, and 8 for dissertation studies. For queries and additional information, applicants may contact CDMD through the aforementioned email or through phone number: (02) 8929-8541 local 250 or 257.