The Thesis/Dissertation Grant is an outright grant awarded to master’s and doctorate scholar for the conduct of his/her research whose thesis/dissertation proposal has been approved.
This grant is open to on-going scholar who is ready to write his/her thesis or dissertation manuscript and who preferably has completed all of their academic courses prescribed in the program of study with good academic standing.
The scholar must have thesis/dissertation proposal in line with the R&D thrust of the ERDT Program and that he/she has successfully defended his/her thesis/dissertation proposal, as approved by the thesis/dissertation panel of examiners.
Scholars on approved 1-year extension status are qualified to apply for this grant.
Scholars who have availed ERDT master’s and doctorate Sandwich Program are qualified to apply for this grant.

  • Outright Thesis/Dissertation Grant





A scholar who is on Deferred Repayment status are no longer entitled to this grant.
Application Procedures and Required Documents
To avail the Thesis/Dissertation Grant, a scholar must submit the following:

  1. Duly accomplished ERDT-TDG Application Form. 
  2. Approved thesis/dissertation proposal duly certified by his/her primary adviser and the chairman of his/her
      department; and
  3. Schedule of research activities (Gantt chart), leading to the completion of the program of study.

Release of Thesis/Dissertation Allowance
Upon the approval of the Thesis/Dissertation by the Project Leader, ninety percent (90%) of the outright grant will be released. The remaining ten percent (10%) will be released upon submission of the final thesis/dissertation manuscript and accomplished ERDT Completion Clearance Form. A scholar who will be able to complete his/her degree within the prescribed period or extension period is entitled to the remaining 10% of the grant.



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