Support for our flagship research programs in the natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, business, education, and humanities is obtained mainly from government grants through the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Commission on Higher Education, as well as from smaller grants from industries and local government units.
External grants of over PHP87M (USD1.75M) that have been awarded in 2021 has come from various sources as shown in the pie chart.
Despite the pandemic, researchers continue to enjoy release time for research and creative works. The Research, Development, Extension, and Publications Office manages the University Research Trust Fund, which provides seed money for projects that have no external funding. For two semesters in AY2020-21, the University continued to allocate internal research grants and counterpart funding to faculty researchers amounting to over PHP2.7M (USD54T).
External grants are managed by a Grants Management Office for Research under the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The office provides oversight over the financial management of projects and ensures that obligations toward the funding agencies are delivered.