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The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is now accepting applications for Research Fellowship Program. The Program provides funding support for innovative researches that can contribute to the achievement of the following outcomes indicated in the Institute’s Strategic Plan:

  • increased productivity, cost-effectiveness, and profitability of rice farming in a sustainable manner
  • improved rice trade through efficient postproduction, better product quality, and reliable supply and distribution system
  • enhanced value, availability, and utilization of rice, diversified rice-based farming products, and by-products for better quality, safety, health, nutrition, and income
  • advanced rice science and technology as continuing sources of growth;

The country’s lead agency in rice research and development offers fellowships on research and thesis/dissertation and graduate research assistantship ranging from P50,000-P500,000 and monthly stipend of P30,000-P50,000. Prospective fellows are required to submit the following requirements: 

A. For Research Fellowship:

  • Application form
  • Letter of Intent addressed to :
    • Dr. Eduardo Jimmy P. Quilang
      OIC-Deputy Executive Director for Research
  • Application Form
  • Project Concept Paper
  • Letter of Recommendation from the head of agency or institution the applicant is affiliated with
  • Curriculum Vitae

B. For Thesis/Dissertation Fellowship:

  • Application Form
  • Letter of Intent addressed to :
    • Dr. Eduardo Jimmy P. Quilang
      OIC-Deputy Executive Director for Research
  • Approved thesis/dissertation outline by the college/university
  • Letter of recommendation from Senior Adviser
  • Research work plan and budgetary requirements (in excel form) duly signed by the applicant, adviser and institution agency head (the budgetary requirement should present a breakdown of the amount

C. Graduate Research Assistantship:

  • Application form
  • Letter of Intent addressed to :
    • Dr. Eduardo Jimmy P. Quilang
      OIC-Deputy Executive Director for Research
  • Project concept paper
  • Letter of recommendation from his/her adviser
  • Curriculum Vitae

Submit the above document to:

Office of the Deputy Executive Director for Research
Research Fellowship Program Philippine RiceResearch Institute
Central Experiment Station
Maligaya, Science City of Munoz
Nueva Ecija 3119

Or send via email to researchfellowship.philrice@gmail.com

Application will be accepted until March 16, 2020

Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is a government corporate entity attached to the Department of Agriculture created through Executive Order 1061 on 5 November 1985 (as amended) to help develop high-yielding and cost-reducing technologies so farmers can produce enough rice for all Filipinos.

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