The Thesis and Dissertation Grant Program of the Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute (PSRTI) is an assistance program designed to provide financial support to students taking up masters and doctorate programs in Statistics or other related courses to facilitate completion of their thesis or dissertation.
This assistance program is made available primarily to upgrade the overall quality of statistical manpower in the country. It gives priority to graduate students whose studies focus on the improvement of the Philippine Statistical System (PSS).
To qualify for assistance under the program, an applicant must first meet the following qualification requirements:
A. Upon meeting all the qualification requirements, an applicant should submit the following documents to PSRTI through Ms. Bea C. Gavira, Statistical Specialist I of the Research at 7th Floor South Insula Condominium, 61 Timog Avenue, Quezon City, or through firstname.lastname@example.org:
B. Upon receipt of the requirements, the TDGP Evaluation Committee shall assess the applications. The applicant may be called for by the TDGP Monitoring Committee to provide clarifications if necessary.
C. In the event that the application is approved, the TDGP Monitoring Committee shall prepare the following:
SUBMISSION CLOSING DATE: MARCH 18, 2022
Table 1. Timeline of Application Process
|Acknowledgment of application receipt and checking for completeness of documents|
|Evaluation of the study based on grant criteria|
|Submission of evaluation for approval/disapproval of the Steering Committee|
|Preparation of contracts of grants after Notice of Approval and Letter of Acceptance|
|Signing of contracts|
|Processing of first tranche payment of the grants after notarization of contracts|
|Total Number of Days|
The applicant should pass all the qualification standards stated in Section I.A of this document has submitted
complete documents as stipulated in Section II.A. The TDGP Evaluation Committee shall use the following criteria in selecting grantees from the applicants:
Table 2. Criteria for Selecting Applicants
|Graduate student of a statistics program|
|Study addresses one of the issues of the PSDP 2018-2023|
|Number of years of government service
(0,1] = 2 points
(1,3] = 5 points
More than 3 years = 10 points
|Use of country data|
Table 3. Criteria for Settling Ties
|Review of Related Literature
The proposal must contain a comprehensive review of existing relevant and similar studies.
The methodology is statistically sound:
a. Relevant assumptions of the methodology are taken into account
b. Statistical tools are used appropriately
The results of the analysis must contribute significantly in furthering statistics’ body of knowledge or in solving the statistical needs of the society.
The paper must show the author(s) creativity and critical thinking in formulating the research problem and looking for solutions.
Under the program, a thesis grantee is entitled to Php50,000 and a dissertation grantee of Php100,000. The grant shall not hinder a grantee in seeking additional support from other institution/s for the said thesis or dissertation work.
The grantee shall complete the research work within one semester, if a thesis grantee, or, within two semesters, if a dissertation grantee.
The grantee must submit a progress report upon accomplishing major milestones of the study (to be determined by the TDGP Evaluation Committee). The progress report shall be the basis for releasing the second tranche of the grant.
Upon completion of the thesis/dissertation, the grantee shall submit bound and soft copies of his/her thesis or dissertation covering the whole text and data of the output.
A completed thesis or dissertation is required to be presented first in any scientific conference or forum that is widely attended, such as, but not limited to, University of the Philippines Faculty-Student Conference, Annual Conference of the Philippine Statistical Association, Inc., National Statistics Month Celebration, or National Convention in Statistics. However, the grantee may be permitted to initially present the output in another forum other than that organized or co-sponsored by PSRTI only upon securing written permission from PSRTI. The required presentation shall serve as the basis for the release of the final tranche of the grant.
A government employee grantee shall be bound by the provisions, terms, and conditions of any other contract executed between the grantee and the government agency, without prejudice to the provisions, terms, and conditions of the contract executed between him/her and the PSRTI.
The thesis or dissertation of a grantee should always acknowledge that the output was made possible through the financial support of PSRTI.
Any grant provided under this program shall be released in accordance with the following arrangements:
Any request for extension should be made in writing and endorsed by the grantee’s adviser but subject to the approval of the PSRTI. The maximum period of extension given to a thesis grantee to finish the work is one semester, while two semesters shall be allowed to a dissertation grantee.