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

The University Consortium (UC) Student Thesis Grant 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.

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 Research Activities/Publication Grants:

  • Institut Pertanian Bogor, Indonesia
  • Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
  • Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Kasetsart University, Thailand
  • University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines
  • Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan
  • Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia
  • National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Conditions of the Research Activities Grant

  • To be eligible for the grant, the planned research activities 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 research activities support is USD 1,000.
  • The awardee must acknowledge the support of the University Consortium in any publications/presentations arising from his or her research activities.

Application Requirements

  1. Letter of Application addressed to the UC Coordinator of the UC member university where the applicant is pursuing his/her graduate program.
  2. Duly accomplished UC Student Grants Application Form for Research Activities endorsed by the UC Coordinator.
  3. Approved thesis proposal/outline by the Advisory Committee and/or the Dean of the Graduate School
  4. Budgetary requirement and timetable of activities approved by the Advisory Committee and/or the Dean of the Graduate School
  5. Certification of financial support for the research activities from other sources, if any.

Conditions and requirements for disbursement of research activities 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 a report of activities conducted 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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Conditions of the Publications Grant

  • To be eligible for the grant, the study must be due for publication in a reputable journal and 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 publication fees support is USD 1,000.
  • The awardee must acknowledge the support of the University Consortium in his/her journal article. He/She must submit to the UC Secretariat a copy of the journal article (in English).

Application requirements

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

  1. Letter of Application addressed to 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 for Publication endorsed by the UC Coordinator.
  3. Copy of the journal article to be submitted, journal acceptance, and budgetary requirement duly recommended by the Advisory Committee and the Dean of the Graduate School.
  4. Certification of financial support for publication 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 acceptance of the article by a reputable journal, while the remaining 50% shall be released once the journal article is published.
  • 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.

Click here to download Application Form

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  • UC Secretariat
  • Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)
  • College, Los Baños, Laguna 4031 Philippines
  • Email: mcnc@searca.org, geidd@searca.org
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    • Manila Line: (+63-2) 8657-1300 to 1302
    • Laguna Line: (+63-49) 536-2290 local 2200 to 2203
  • Fax: (63-49) 536-7164