Faculty Development Travel Grant

UP Manila Office of Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Travel Grant for Academic Presentation, Attendance to International/Local Conferences and Training, Short Courses and Workshop


  • Academic presentation at international/national conferences/conventions
  • Attendance in conferences held abroad but not presenting, where each college is allowed to send up to a maximum of two (2) faculty members per conference
  • Attendance in national/international conferences held in the Philippines but
    not presenting, where each college is allowed to send up to a maximum of
    three (3) faculty members per conference
  • Short courses/training programs overseas, preferably included in a 5-year
    faculty development plan submitted to and accepted by the OVCAA, where
    each college is allowed to send up to a maximum of two (2) faculty
    members per course/program


  • Faculty/research faculty (full-time or part-time, with or without tenure) and university researchers who have served UP Manila for at least two (2) years for attendance in international conferences and at least one (1) year for local and foreign conferences held in the Philippines; or
  • Clinical faculty and lecturers who have been teaching for the last five (5) years, carrying six (6) units per semester and not appointed as regular faculty because of lack of items.

The grant covers the full or partial amount of the round trip airfare (economy fare with the most economical cost), conference registration fee, and hotel accommodation. The total amount of funding support will vary and depend on the event location.


  • Duly accomplished application form endorsed by the Department Chair and Dean or by the Institute Director and NIH Executive Director, as applicable
  • Letter of invitation which indicates all entitlements and affiliation with UP Manila
  • Certificate of Registration of research/study from the Research Grants and Administration Office (RGAO)/Approval of research/study from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR)
  • Other source of funds for conferences is strongly encouraged and should be declared
  • Document which reflects the cost of registration
  • At least three (3) quotations for airfare and hotel accommodation

Application Process:

  • Kindly submit duly accomplished and endorsed application forms and requirements to the UP Manila Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (OVCAA) Tel. No.: (02) 88141-210

Note: Please click the link for the UP Manila OVCAA Faculty Development Grant Application Form

Grant Release: 

  • NO checks will be issued as the grant will be directly credited to the grantee’s account. The currency of funds to be given will be in Philippine Peso

Note:  It is recommended to submit your application at least one month before the planned activity. The sooner you can submit the application, the more time the staff will have to process the application and disbursement of the grant upon approval.

Responsibilities after Fund-Grant:

  1. Submission of report, including receipts; copy of the program; abstract as printed in the program; and copy of the Poster/PowerPoint with the name of the presenter and title
  2. Liquidation of expenses (include a copy of the approved actual itinerary of travel, a copy of the certificate of attendance, official receipts, flight itinerary/e-tickets, boarding pass, boat or bus ticket, terminal fee)
  3. Publication of paper
  4. Echo to unit/department