Graduate and Post-Graduate Grants in the Philippines

Four grants programs available to Filipino students are found below.

  1. The Innovation for Inclusive Development (IID) Fellows Program is open to individuals from ASEAN member states who have experience in creating courses and modules on Inclusive Development. The deadline for submission of application is on May 30, 2014.
  2. The Institute for Philippine Culture Postdoctoral Scholarly Research Award calls for applications from recent holders of doctoral degree who intend to turn their dissertation (on a variety of topics including women and gender) to publication. The deadline for submission of application is June 30, 2014 and January 2015 for fellowships beginning October 2014 and May 2015, respectively.
  3. The Nippon Foundation Fellowships for Asian Public Intellectuals is open to residents of Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand. The deadline of submission of application is usually in August of the year before the intended academic year applied for. The program has project themes every year which become a basis in their selection of successful applicants.
  4. Scholarship grants for graduate and post-graduate students are also available under the Fulbright Commission’s Philippine-American Education Foundation (PAEF). Applications are accepted as early as in January the year before the academic year applied for.

International Scholarships for Filipinos

There are a lot of scholarships available for Filipino students interested in feminist/women/gender and/or development studies. Universities themselves offer scholarships and grants to deserving students, and should be explored fore mostly. For example, the International Institute of Social Studies offers scholarships for international students enrolled in their graduate programs.

International governments are another source for scholarships. For instance, the Government of Canada has international scholarships for non-Canadians, including awards available to Filipinos. International agencies also offer scholarships to partner governments such as the New Zealand Aid Programme, which identifies the Philippines as one of the countries eligible to their scholarship funding.

Online databases of scholarships are another option of finding the right scholarship. Scholarships.com allows searching for international scholarships for particular field of study. Their lists include Women’s Studies ScholarshipsScholars4dev.com also has a database of international scholarships, grants and fellowships for students of various levels and areas of development studies. It has a separate page on Scholarships for Development StudiesScholarships for Filipinos, and Scholarships for Women.