The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Regional Office II thru the Cagayan Valley Research and Development Consortium (CVHRDC), recently held a Basic Research Ethics Training (BRET) on May 2-3, 2023, via Zoom.
The mission of the Department of Science and Technology–Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) and Faculty of Tropical Medicine (FTM), Mahidol University―SEAMEO TROPMED Thailand is to address health system needs by developing and strengthening capacity for health research through teaching and research for advanced knowledge in tropical medicine. Hence, both institutions agreed to collaborate on the development and implementation of a Foreign Graduate Scholarship Program (FGSP) in Tropical Medicine.
The FGSP-TropMed offers exciting opportunities for research training particularly on tropical diseases. The program aims to provide opportunities to deserving students to study and obtain graduate degrees abroad and develop a pool of high-quality human resources who will contribute to the country’s global competitiveness and economic development.
The three-year multidisciplinary program offers broad areas in Tropical Medicine including Protozoology, Helminthology, Medical Entomology, Microbiology and Immunology, Social and Environmental Medicine, Tropical Hygiene, Tropical Nutrition and Food Science, Tropical Pathology and Molecular Tropical Medicine and Genetics focusing on active learning experience in well-equipped laboratory and at field site to equip graduates with multidisciplinary knowledge and skills in Tropical Medicine.
One (1) position for the PhD program will be available each year at FTM Mahidol University―SEAMEO TROPMED Thailand (subject to the availability of funds).
The applicant must:
|Scholarship Application||The applicant must submit the necessary requirements for the Foreign Graduate Scholarship Program to DOST-PCHRD|
|Document Screening||Documentary evaluation of the accomplished form and other requirements|
|Technical Interview||Technical interview by a panel composed of representatives from DOST-PCHRD, and other health research experts to assess:
|Final Selection||The panel will identify the successful PhD student among the candidates interviewed.|
Note: An Applicant who has already started their studies abroad prior to application to the scholarship program can no longer apply.
|April||Opening of Call for Applications|
|May 31||Application deadline (Applicants must have already applied and submitted the requirements for admission to Mahidol University’s Graduate Program and DOST-PCHRD scholarship program.)|
|June 15||Document screening and Panel interview|
|June 26||Announcement of the accepted candidate|
|June-July||Preparation of necessary documents (visa, insurance, bank account, etc.) and signing of scholarship agreement|
|July||Orientation of Scholar and Departure|
|August 7||Start of PhD program|
HOW TO APPLY
Requirements – Doctor of Philosophy in Tropical Medicine (Plan2)
The applicant who was able to pass the interview will be asked to submit the following:
The applicant who will be accepted in the program will be asked to submit the following before departure to Thailand:
Budgetary Requirements – attach at least three (3) airfare and three (3) health and accident insurance canvasses (include respective website references)
Submission of documents:
Subject: 2023 PhD TropMed Application_(Surname, First Name)
Dr. Jaime C. Montoya (℅ Ms. Ellaine Perez)
Executive Director III, DOST-PCHRD
DOST-PCHRD Office, Saliksik Bldg., Sikap St., DOST Compound,
Gen. Santos Ave., Bicutan, Taguig City 1631 Philippines