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, Research Grant for New Ph.D. Holders, and Sabbatical Leave Projects.


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 letter describing the outstanding qualities of the work.
  • 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 Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation (OVCRI) which will have the Nominees evaluated by external referees.
  • The deadline for submitting the nominations to the OVCRI is on April 15 of every school year.
  • A committee composed of the academic deans, the URCO Director, and the VCRI shall make the final decision on the winners.

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.


Sabbatical Leave Projects


Regardless of fund source (University Research Coordination Office, College Research Council, Externally-Funded/Personally- Funded), all proposals for sabbatical research should be submitted to the University Research Coordination Office one term prior to the scheduled effectivity of the sabbatical leave.

All proposals should pass through the College Research Council for evaluation and approval before submission to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academics.


How to apply?


  1. Watch out for the trimestral deadlines for the submission of proposal to URCO.
  2. Download proposal forms from the Intranet or get forms from URCO. In filling it out, consult the accompanying guides for project proposal approval, schedule of critical/research activities and budget preparation.
  3. Have the accomplished proposal form signed by your CRC representative and department chair.
  4. Submit the duly accomplished proposal form to URCO on or before the specified deadline.

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.