Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC)

Faculty Grants

  1. Young Researcher Grant - provides start-up funding for junior researchers to pursue a project that is relevant to the UC's strategic priorities.
  2. Travel Grants
    1. Conference/Seminar - provides limited funds that can allow a UC graduate faculty to participate and present an oral paper in a conference/seminar organized by another participating UC member.
    2. Research - provides limited funds for a UC graduate faculty to conduct research in another participating UC member.
    3. Visiting Lecturer Program for Teaching Purposes - provides limited financial support for a UC graduate faculty to teach a graduate course in his/her field of discipline at another participating UC member.
  3. Seed Fund for Collaborative Research - provides seed funding amounting to USD 5,000 for studies in line with the University Consortium's strategic priorities.

Student Grants

  1. Travel Grants - provide limited funds to allow a UC graduate student to travel to another participating UC member university.
  2. Thesis Grants
    1. Support for Thesis Production - provides limited amount of funds to assist the UC graduate student prepare and complete the production of his/her thesis manuscript.
    2. Support for Research Activities/Publication Fees - provides limited amount of funds to assist the UC graduate student in various research activities or to publish their study in a reputable journal.
  3. Matching Grant for Mobility - provides a matching grant of USD 120 per student to pursue mobility activities in a host institution.

Tokyo NODAI-SEARCA Dissertation Doctorate Program

The Dissertation Doctorate Program for Agriculture and Natural Resources aims to contribute to the enhancement of agricultural research and development in Southeast Asia through the provision of a Tokyo NODAI-UC scholarship for eligible candidates to be able to complete the doctorate dissertation.

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Contact Us

  • UC Secretariat
  • Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)
  • College, Los Baños, Laguna 4031 Philippines
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    • Manila Line: +63 2 8657 1300 to 02
    • Laguna Line: +63 49 554 9330 to 39
      +63 49 536 2290 local 2200 to 2203
  • Fax: +63 49 536 7097