Special Project Grants (SPG)


The University provides additional incentives for the conduct of research through special project grants to faculty members. Among the grants/awards available are the St. Miguel Febres Cordero Research Award and  Research Grant for New Ph.D. Holders.


St. Miguel Febres Cordero Research Awards


These research awards are given every year in recognition of a faculty researchers achievements and contributions in their respective fields through the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation.

These awards seek to recognize outstanding published scholarly articles written in Filipino, outstanding published book written in Filipino and in English, and outstanding works of translation.

The following awards shall be given:

  • St. Miguel Febres Cordero Award for Outstanding Published Scholarly Article in Filipino (maximum of 3 awards)
  • St. Miguel Febres Cordero Award for Outstanding Book/Monograph in Filipino (maximum of 3 awards)
  • St. Miguel Febres Cordero Award for Outstanding Book/Monograph in English (maximum of 3 awards)
  • St. Miguel Febres Cordero Award for Outstanding Published Filipino Translation (book/monograph or article; maximum of 1 award)

Who may apply?


  • All the awards are open to scholarly works in all disciplines published by full-time
    teaching faculty members of the university.

How to apply?


  • Any member of the academic community may nominate a published work by submitting three copies of the published work and a nomination letter describing the outstanding qualities of the work.
  • The work should have been published in the calendar year preceding the year of the award (i.e., for the 2013 awards, the works should have been published from January to December 2012).
  • The nominations are submitted to the respective College Research Councils (CRCs), which shall pre-screen the nominations based on the indicated criteria.
  • The pre-screened nominations shall be forwarded to the VCRI’s Office which will have the nominees evaluated by external referees.
  •  The deadline for submitting the nominations to the VCRI’s Office is on April 17.
  • A committee composed of the academic deans, the URCO Director, and the VCRI shall make the final decision on the winners.

The following incentives will be given to the St. Miguel Febres Cordero Research Awardees:


  • Award for Outstanding Published Scholarly Article in Filipino
    » Support for two projects funded by URCO and PhP10,000 cash
  • Award for Outstanding Book/Monograph in Filipino
    » Support for two projects funded by URCO and PhP30,000 cash
  • Award for Outstanding Book/Monograph in English
    » Support for two projects funded by URCO and PhP30,000 cash
  • Award for Outstanding Published Filipino Translation
    » Support for two projects funded by URCO and PhP10,000 cash for a translated article or PhP30,000 cash for a translated book/monograph

Research Grant for New Ph.D.


This grant enables the new Ph.D. graduate to begin his/her research program, continue the momentum of research developed during graduate school, and begin to establish his/her research track record.


Who may apply?


Faculty members must:

  • Be a full-time faculty member of De La Salle University
  • Have  been  conferred  the  doctoral  degree  within  the  last 12 months;   those pursuing postdoctoral studies must have graduated within the last 24 months
  • Be  eligible  for  funding  under  the  University  Research Coordination Office policies
  • Not have been a previous recipient of this grant (i.e. this grant can be enjoyed only once)

The proponent submits a fully-developed research proposal to the University Research Coordination Office. The proposal may not be for materials development.


URCO will undertake initial screening ofproposals to make sure the necessary information is indicated.  If there are questions/clarifications regarding your proposal, the URCO Coordinator for Research Programs and Events will communicate with you regarding this matter.


For more information and details, please refer to the Policies and Guidelines for Internally-Funded Research Projects  and Downloadable forms.