- Revised Guidelines for CHED Visiting Research Fellowships
- CHED Memorandum Order No. 017-10
July 1, 2010
CHED MEMORANDUM ORDER NO. 017-10
|SUBJECT||:||Revised Guidelines for CHED Visiting Research Fellowships|
In consonance with Section 8 of
I. Rationale and Objectives
Collaboration and expertise-sharing between and among higher education institutions (HEIs), research agencies/organizations and individual scientists and researchers are deemed to be important mechanisms for promoting and developing research capability as well as for enhancing research productivity.
The objectives of the CHED Visiting Research Fellowships are:
1. To serve as mechanism for sharing/transfer of research knowledge/expertise among institutions and between research experts and developing researchers;
2. To promote and facilitate collaborative research; and
3. To provide support for the conduct of research in priority areas.
II. The Fellowships
The Fellowships are offered under two categories: Senior Visiting Research Fellowship and Junior Visiting Research Fellowship:
1. Senior Visiting Research Fellowship THEDCA
This is awarded to qualified research expert or professor who shall visit a selected host institution to teach and conduct research in any priority discipline identified by CHED.
2. Junior Visiting Research Fellowship
This is awarded to qualified faculty or researcher who shall be given opportunity to acquire hands-on experience in research or other professional endeavors by working with the senior researcher/adviser in a selected host institution.
III. Eligibility Requirements
1. Senior Visiting Research Fellowship is open to:
1.3 Retired Researchers/Faculty
1.4 Scientists who have participated or are participating in the Balik-Scientist Program of the Department of Science and Technology
2. Junior Visiting Research Fellowship is open to:
2.1 Full time faculty with permanent status in HEI and enrolled in dissertation writing in a field of study that falls under any of the CHED priority discipline clusters
3. In addition, applicant for Senior Visiting Research Fellowship must be:
3.1 Preferably not more than 70 years old;
3.2 With good track record in research as evidenced by completed papers in his/her area of expertise and published in refereed research journals or other scholarly publications; and
3.3 Doctorate degree holder in the discipline applied for; and
3.4 For applicant from HEI, at least Associate Professor of permanent status in an autonomous HEI or COE/COD Program in the applicant's area of specialization;
3.5 For applicant from non-academic institution, at least Chief Level, of permanent status in a government agency involved in research.
4. Applicant for Junior Visiting Research Fellowship must be:
4.1 Not more than 45 years old;
4.2 With research experience; EDCcaS
4.3 At least Assistant Professor of permanent status in an HEI with graduate program in the applicant's area of specialization.
5. The Host Institution
5.1 For Senior Visiting Research Fellowship, the host HEI must be autonomous with a graduate program in the Fellow's area of specialization and must be willing to provide counterpart support to the fellow while on assignment.
5.2 For Junior Research Fellowship, the host HEI must be deregulated or one that is designated as a COE or COD in the fellow's area of specialization and must be willing to provide counterpart support to the fellow while on assignment.
IV. The Fellowship Grants
1. The Senior Visiting Research Fellowship grant includes:
1.1 Salary and allowances equivalent to the Fellow's latest but not to exceed the salary plus other allowances and incentives of SG 28 step 8 level provided by law
1.2 Travel allowance of P12,000.00
1.3 Stipend of P10,000.00 per month
1.4 Research fund net of withholding tax, maximum of:
P400,000.00/semester for research with laboratory
P300,000.00/semester for research without laboratory
2. The Junior Visiting Research Fellowship grant includes:
2.1 Salary and allowances equivalent to the Fellow's latest salary but not to exceed the salary plus other allowances and incentives of SG 25 step 8 level provided by law
2.2 Travel allowance of P12,000.00
2.3 Stipend of P10,000.00 per month
2.4 Research fund net of withholding tax, maximum of:
P250,000.00/semester for research with laboratory
P150,000.00/semester for research without laboratory
2.5 Honorarium for the host adviser of P3,000.00 per month
4. Research funds shall be released in accordance with the following schedule:
50% upon acceptance of the Research proposal
25% upon submission of the midterm research report
25% upon submission of the terminal research report
1. Senior Visiting Research Fellow IDaCcS
1.1 Conduct a study on a topic identified by CHED and the host institution as priority;
1.2 Act as project leader of a research team to conduct research and professional activity with the faculty members/graduate students of host institution as members;
1.3 Undertake the research for a consecutive period of between five (5) to ten (10) months;
1.4 Teach one subject or serve as thesis adviser in his area of specialization in the graduate program of the host institution for at least one semester; and
1.5 Submit copies of the research output to CHED not later than 30 days from the expiration of the grant period.
2. Junior Visiting Research Fellow
2.1 Conduct a study on topic approved by both CHED and the host adviser;
2.2 Act as member of a research project/team headed by the host adviser and as study leader of at least one specific study component of the research project;
2.3 Undertake the research for a consecutive period of ten (10) months;
2.4 Teach one subject in his/her area of specialization in the undergraduate or graduate program of the host institution for at least one semester; and
2.5 Submit copies of the research output to CHED not later than 30 days from the expiration of the grant period.
3. Host HEI
3.1 Closely coordinate with CHED, for approval, the visiting research fellow's activities, teaching load and other assignments;
3.2 Provide support needed by the Fellow: for Senior Research Fellow accommodation, office space, staff and co-researchers, research facilities and equipment; for Junior Research Fellow Research Adviser, co-workers, research facilities and equipment.
4. Sending HEI/Government agency
4.1 Pay the fixed salary and all other incentives/allowances of the Fellow while on assignment.
VI. Disciplines Covered
Senior and Junior Visiting Research Fellowships shall be made available annually among faculty members whose expertise and research proposals fall under any of the following clusters of discipline:
1. Science and Mathematics
3. Humanities, Social Science and Communication
4. Higher Education
5. Information Technology HDcaAI
6. Business and Industry
1. Invitation shall be circulated to the heads of HEIs through the CHED Regional Offices (CHEDROs) or downloadable at the CHED website: www.ched.gov.ph
2. Application/nomination shall be received by the Research Division, Office of Policy, Planning, Research, and Information (RD-OPPRI) of CHED two months before the start of the semester applied for.
3. The application shall include the following documents:
3.1 Application letter
3.2 Research Proposal
3.3 Two copies of duly accomplished CHED application form with recent photograph of the applicant (passport style, taken within the year)
3.4 Certificate of Employment or Service Record
3.5 Abstract of completed researches and/or copies of published articles (for Senior Visiting Research Fellow applicant) or list of research involvement (for Junior Visiting Research Fellow applicant)
3.6 Invitation/recommendation or acceptance letter from the host institution indicating privileges/support to be provided to the Grantee
3.7 Endorsement letter from the President or Head of the sending institution indicating considerations/incentives provided to the faculty candidate while on appointment/assignment (Senior Visiting Research Fellow); recommendation from the Dean of Graduate School (Junior Visiting Research Fellow)
3.8 Birth Certificate
3.9 Medical Certificate
3.10 Certificate of no pending administrative or criminal case
4. The OPPRI-Research Division shall review the application/nomination with the assistance of Technical Experts (TEs) as deemed necessary.
5. Provided that the conditions set herein are fulfilled, the Research Division-Office of Policy, Planning, Research and Information (RD-OPPRI) shall endorse the application to the Commission Chairman for approval.
This order supersedes CMO Nos. 13, Series 2003 and 34, Series 2004, and shall remain in force and effect until revoked.
Quezon City, Philippines, July 1, 2010. HIESTA
(SGD.) EMMANUEL Y. ANGELES
Commission on Higher Education