FULL TIME STUDY (CLOSED APPLICATION)
SCHOLARSHIP PRIVILEGES

Overview

Pursuant to Republic Act No. 7722 or the Higher Education Act of 1994 and in accordance with CHED Memorandum Order No. 15 series of 2019 or the Policies, Standards, and Guidelines for Graduate Programs, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has approved the part-time study for the Scholarship for Staff and Instructors’ Knowledge Advancement Program (SIKAP) Grant.

This is in accordance with the Commission’s commitment to provide educational support to faculty and personnel of higher education institutions (HEIs) who wish to pursue advanced studies and contribute in the enhancement of quality tertiary education instruction and delivery.

For the complete eligibility and application requirements, refer to the Memorandum from the Office of the Chairperson.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Must be a Filipino citizen;
  2. Must hold any of the following employment status as certified by the Head of the Human Resource Office or its equivalent and recommended by the HEI President or its equivalent:
    1. Full-time Faculty or HEI Personnel with plantilla/tenured items with a minimum performance rating of “Very Satisfactory” or its equivalent in the past three (3) years of continuous service to the sending higher education institution (SHEI) at the time of application;
    2. Full-time Faculty or HEI Personnel with temporary or probationary appointments with a minimum performance rating of “Very Satisfactory” or its equivalent for at least one (1) year in the SHEI;
    3. Contractual or Contract of Service HEI Personnel with Full-Time Equivalent Teaching Load / Work Load with an existing contract with the SHEI at the time of the application and have continuously served the SHEI as full-time contractual/contract of service employee in the past 2 years with a minimum performance rating of “Very Satisfactory” or its equivalent at the time of application; or
    4. Part-time Contractual or Contract of Service Faculty with an existing contract with the SHEI at the time of the application and have continuously served the SHEI as full-time/part-time faculty for 3 cumulative academic years (AY) with a minimum performance rating/Student Evaluation of Teachers (SET) of “Very Satisfactory” or equivalent.
  3. Must be admitted or will enroll in graduate degree programs identified in eligible programs from designated Delivering Higher Education Institutions, which are:
    1. Autonomous/Deregulated Institutions;
    2. State Universities and Colleges (SUC) designated as Level III and above;
    3. Center of Excellence (COE) or Center of Development (COD);
    4. A program accredited as or whose equivalent undergraduate program is accredited as Program Level III or above; or
    5. Mindanao State University (MSU) and its constituent units of the University of the Philippines (UP) and its constituent units.
  4. For applicants who are qualified under No. 2, letters a, b, and c, the proposed thesis/dissertation is aligned with the research and development agenda of either the SHEI and/or DHEI as attested by the HEI President or its equivalent;
  5. Must secure a permit to study from the SHEI President or its equivalent and duly endorsed by the Faculty and Staff Development Committee or its equivalent;
  6. Must be physically fit and mentally prepared to undertake and complete graduate work as supported by a medical certificate; and
  7. For Full-time Faculty or HEI Personnel with Plantilla/Tenured/Regular items, age must not be more than 50 years old to allow the applicant sufficient time to render and complete return service obligation after obtaining her/his graduate degree and impart her/his acquired degree to the higher education sector.

Documentary Requirements

  1. Application Form*
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)*
  3. Certificate of Employment with Years of Service**
  4. Certificate of Eligibility and Undertaking**
  5. SHEI Endorsement signed by the President or its equivalent**
  6. Certification to Undertake Study/Permit to Study issued by the SHEI**
  7. Certification from the SHEI/DHEI that the proposed thesis/dissertation is aligned with the research and development agenda of either the SHEI and/or DHEI as attested by the HEI President or its equivalent**;
  8. Certification of Performance Rating**
    a. For Full-Time Faculty or HEI personnel with plantilla / tenured items, for the past three (3) years
    b. For Full-Time Faculty or HEI personnel with temporary or probationary items, for the past one (1) year
    c. For Full-Time Contractual or Contract of Service Faculty or HEI personnel, for the past two (2) years
    d. For Part-Time Contractual or Contract of Service Faculty, for the cumulative three (3) academic years
  9. Status of study and study plan**
  10. Recommendation Forms (Former Professor, Peer and Immediate Supervisor)*
  11. Birth Certificate or Passport (Proof of Citizenship)
  12. Medical Certificate**
  13. Proof of Admission to the DHEI or eligible program
  14. Transcript of Records (for every undergraduate and graduate/post-graduate degree attained)
  15. Draft Re-entry Action Plan
  16. Copy of Valid Government ID
  17. Supporting documents for the provided details in the CV and Application Form (e.g. Certificate of clearance from previous grants, proof of trainings attended, published works or research presented)
  18. Copy of actual thesis/dissertation within the term of completion of the degree program (for those applying for an additional incentive)

*To be accomplished through the Online Portal
**Using CHED Template

Scholarship Privileges

Study Package A – Open for Faculty or HEI personnel who are tenured or with plantilla item including those on temporary appointment

Study Package B – Open for Full-time Contractual or Contract of Service teaching or non-teaching personnel
Study Package C – Open for Part-Time Faculty

Application Process

1. Check the eligibility criteria.

2. Accomplish the ONLINE APPLICATION here.

a. Get your Application Number
b. Download the generated Application Form and Curriculum Vitae
c. Send the link https://bit.ly/chedsikapreco and your Application Number to your referees.

3. Upload scanned copies of the required documents through the same application portal.

4. Submit the complete scholarship package:

For DHEI Model submit it to your Delivering Higher Education Institution

Issuances

CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 28, s. 2021

Revised Guidelines of CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 06, series of 2020 for Part-Time Study under the SIKAP Grant

CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 16, s. 2021

Revised Guidelines of CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 06, series of 2020 for Full-Time SIKAP Grant Scholars

Handbook for the Scholarships for Staff and Instructors’ Knowledge Advancement Program (SIKAP) Grant for Full-Time Study

 

For further inquiries, kindly email your CHED Regional Office.

CHEDRO Email
CHEDRO 1 sikapgrant.r1@ched.gov.ph
CHEDRO 2 sikapgrant.r2@ched.gov.ph
CHEDRO 3 sikapgrant.r3@ched.gov.ph
CHEDRO 4 sikapgrant.r4@ched.gov.ph
CHEDRO 5 sikapgrant.r5@ched.gov.ph
CHEDRO 6 sikapgrant.r6@ched.gov.ph
CHEDRO 7 sikapgrant.r7@ched.gov.ph
CHEDRO 8 sikapgrant.r8@ched.gov.ph
CHEDRO 9 sikapgrant.r9@ched.gov.ph
CHEDRO 10 sikapgrant.r10@ched.gov.ph
CHEDRO 11 sikapgrant.r11@ched.gov.ph
CHEDRO 12 sikapgrant.r12@ched.gov.ph
CHEDRO CAR sikapgrant.car@ched.gov.ph
CHEDRO NCR sikapgrant.ncr@ched.gov.ph
CHEDRO MIMAROPA sikapgrant.mimaropa@ched.gov.ph
CHEDRO CARAGA sikapgrant.caraga@ched.gov.ph