To improve rice production and attain rice supply sufficiency in the country, the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is giving grants for researches related to rice production.
PhilRice Executive Director Eufemio Rasco Jr. said the program aims to provide career growth opportunities while helping achieve rice self sufficiency.
“Research proposals fostering rice science for improved productivity and profitability will be accepted until July 15 for the first semester and Sept. 30 for the second semester.
PhilRice, the country’s lead agency in rice research and development, is calling on scientists, researchers, and thesis students to avail of the institute’s research fellowship program, Rasco said.
He said fellowships on research and thesis/dissertation and graduate research assistantship range from P150,000 to P300,000 and monthly stipend of P30,000 to P50,000.
Research fellowship for outstanding research and development practitioners will cover six months to two years. On the other hand, thesis and dissertation funding and graduate research assistantship cover two semesters.
In keeping with their goal, PhilRice and Bulacan Agricultural State College (BASC) also signed a memorandum of understanding that will run for five years which will entail collaborations on rice research, training, communication, extension, and human resource development.
Under the tie-up, BASC undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to conduct rice researches while the university’s faculty members are welcome to work, on a short stint, as PhilRice research or postdoctoral fellows.
Prospective fellows can download the application, thesis/dissertation, and proposal form at www.philrice.gov.ph.
DA-PhilRice is a government-owned and-controlled corporation that aims to develop high yielding and cost-reducing technologies so farmers can produce enough rice for all Filipinos.
For more information, visit or contact DA-PhilRice at Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija at 456-0285 local 511to 512 or any PhilRice station. Also visit their website at www.philrice.gov.ph or text 0920-911-1398.