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) thereby encouraging the scholars to pursue studies concerning the development of the country’s statistical system.
1. Upon meeting all the qualification requirements, an applicant should submit the following documents to PSRTI:
Send completed applications to:
3. In the event that the application is approved, the Monitoring Committee shall prepare the following:
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|
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|
3. Ties will be settled using the following criteria:
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 a grant of Php 50,000 and a dissertation grantee Php100,000. The grant shall not hinder a grantee in seeking additional support from other institution/s for said thesis/dissertation work.
The grantee shall complete the research work within one semester if a thesis grantee or within 2 semesters if a dissertation grantee.
The grantee is required to submit a progress report on his/her work upon accomplishing major milestone of the study to be determined by the Evaluation Committee. The 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/dissertation covering the whole text and data of the output.
A completed thesis/dissertation is required to be presented first in any two of scientific conferences/fora that are 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, and National Convention in Statistics. However, the grantee may be permitted to initially present his/her output in another forum other than that organized or co-sponsored by PSRTI only upon securing a written permission from PSRTI. The required presentation shall serve as the basis for release of the final tranche of the grant.
If the grantee is a government employee, he/she shall be bound by the provisions, terms and conditions of any other contract executed between him/her and his/her government agency, without prejudice to the provisions, terms and conditions of the contract executed between him/her and the PSRTI.
The thesis/dissertation of a grantee should always carry with it the acknowledgement that his/her 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 PSRTI. Maximum period of extension given to a thesis grantee to finish the work is one (1) semester while two (2) semesters shall be allowed to a dissertation grantee.