IPC institutes the IPC-DSA Scholarship Program for Young Filipino Social Science Professionals


January 10, 2013


The Institute of Philippine Culture and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology are pleased to announce the institution of the IPC-DSA Scholarship Program for Young Filipino Social Science Professionals. The program looks forward to receiving applications from candidates who will comprise the first batch of Fellows and enrol in School Year 2013-14.

What is the program?

The IPC-DSA scholarship program, with funds from the Ford Foundation, offers support for academic and professional training in Sociology and Anthropology at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology (DSA) of Ateneo de Manila University. It aims to develop young Filipino social science professionals with the expertise to respond, with a sense of urgency, to the rapidly changing social and cultural landscapes that constitute the world we live in. Scholars will be enrolled in the academic programs of the DSA and will join the research programs of the Institute of Philippine Culture (IPC). This combination of academic and research training is designed to equip them with the methodological, analytical, and theoretical tools to generate and mobilize knowledge in shaping transformations in their localities.

The IPC-DSA scholarship program for young Filipino social science professionals originates from and continues the goals of the IPC-DSA Professional Social Science Training Program (1986-2008) which supported the training of hundreds of social science professionals from Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Who may apply?

A Filipino, preferably under 30 years of age, who:

1. Is eager to pursue a degree in any of the following: 

• MA Anthropology

• MA Sociology 

• MS in Social Development

2. Can engage in full-time studies within a two-year period

3. Has professional experience in social science-related work

4. Passes all admission requirements of the Loyola Schools

5.  Can make himself/herself available for interview, if needed.

What are the requirements?

1. Accomplished application form (forms downloadable from Office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs page, http://admu.edu.ph/index.php?p=845)

2.  In addition to the requirements of the Office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs: 
• Summary of proposed thesis research (not more than 500 words)

What are the benefits?

The program provides the following:

• Full tuition and other school fees

• Monthly stipend

• Book allowance and research/fieldwork fund

How to submit applications?

1. Send application packet to: 

Office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs

Ground Floor, Kostka Hall

Ateneo de Manila University

Loyola Heights, 1108 Quezon City, Philippines

Tel No.: 426-6001 loc. 5141-5142

2. The deadline of the submission of application is 24 April 2013. Applicants from the province may take their entrance exams in the provincial test centers in Ateneo de Davao University, Ateneo de Naga University, Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Sacred Heart School-Cebu, and Xavier University. 

3. The applicant will be notified by 15 May 2013, if accepted.

How to get further information?

For inquiries, please contact:

Ms. Bernadette Pascua

Administrative Assistant

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

G/F Leong Hall, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

Tel: 02-4265990

Email: socio@admu.edu.ph