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

The University Consortium (UC) Student Thesis Grant for production of thesis provides limited amount of funds to assist the UC graduate student prepare and complete the production of his/her thesis manuscript.

Who may apply for the Thesis Grant

Any interested graduate student from any of the following participating members of the Southeast Asian University Consortium may apply for the UC Student Thesis Grants:

  • Institut Pertanian Bogor, Indonesia
  • Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
  • Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Kasetsart University, Thailand
  • University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines
  • Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia
  • Maejo University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Visayas State University, Leyte, Philippines
  • Central Luzon State University, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, Philippines
  • Central Mindanao University, Philippines
  • Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan
  • National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Conditions of the Grant

  • To be eligible for the grant, the thesis must be in line with the University Consortium's strategic priorities as follows:
    • Sustainable management of natural resource systems
    • Food and agriculture policy
    • Biotechnology in agriculture
    • Food and health
    • Information and communication technology, bioinformatics, and data management in agriculture
  • The maximum amount for thesis production support is USD 500.
  • The awardee must acknowledge the support of the University Consortium in his/her thesis manuscript. He/She must submit to the UC Secretariat a copy of the thesis abstract (in English), and a report of completion certified by the Dean of Graduate School.

Application requirements

The following should be submitted to the UC Coordinator of his/her University:

  1. Letter of Application endorsed by the UC Coordinator of the UC member university where the applicant is pursuing his/her graduate program.
  2. Duly accomplished UC Student Thesis Grants Application Form endorsed by the UC Coordinator.
  3. Copy of the thesis proposal and budgetary requirement duly recommended by the Advisory Committee and the Dean of the Graduate School.
  4. Certification of financial support for thesis from other sources, if any.

Conditions and requirements for disbursement of grant

  • Fifty percent (50%) of the grant shall be released to the student upon approval of application for the grant, while the remaining 50% shall be released only upon submission of thesis abstract and a report of completion certified by the Dean of Graduate School.
  • The UC Coordinator endorses the application to SEARCA as UC Secretariat subject to the approval of SEARCA's Director. Once approval of the grant has been received, the funds will be disbursed by SEARCA.

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