The Philippine-California Advanced Research Institutes (PCARI) Project is a capacity-building/technology-generating collaborative initiative designed to upgrade to global standards the research, development and innovation capabilities and competencies of the faculty, students and staff of Philippine higher education institutions (HEIs). The PCARI Project is a new approach that will enhance their skills and expertise through scholarships, training and research partnerships with top-notch research universities in California, USA, initially, with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and the University of California Berkeley (UCB) in the areas of health innovation and translational medicine (HITM) and in information infrastructure and development (IID).
The PCARI Scholarships Project will support Master’s and Ph.D. degrees, and postdoctoral studies with the PCARI as funding agency and DOST-Science Education Institute (SEI) as implementing agency.
The objective of this Project is to develop the critical mass of scientists, technologists and innovators in Philippine HEIs capable of generating and translating technologies into innovations that will address societal problems. Scholars under this project will have an opportunity to interact with the elite researchers of the University of California and will be part of the top talents in the country who are active in fundamental and applied research relevant to the country’s socio-economic development and the long-term competitiveness of the Philippines.
Health Innovation and Translational Medicine
Information Infrastructure Development
Degree Programs (Local/Foreign)
Master’s Degree Program with Thesisor Project
Full Ph.D. Program
Sandwich Programs for Master’s and Doctoral Degrees
Non-Degree Programs (Local/Foreign)
Postdoctoral Study Award
-not more than 45 years old
-degree in relevant disciplines
-research proposal aligned with PCARI priority areas
Tuition and other school fees
Dissemination/Conference Attendance Grant
Application and Other Fees
Thesis/ Dissertation/ Special Project Grant
Startup/Research Grant (For IIID Degree Programs)
Commission on Higher Education-PCARI Project
Project Management and Coordination Office
Telephone No. (02) 352-5591; 376-1758
DOST-Science Education Institute
Telephone No. (02) 837-2071 loc 2389
Application Guidelines and form are available for download below.
PCARI Scholarships Project Announcement