Drop Down MenusCSS Drop Down MenuPure CSS Dropdown Menu

Monday, January 18, 2016


The Philippine-California Advanced Research Institute (PCARI) will carry out a nationwide series of road shows in selected Philippine schools this coming month of February. The main objective of this publicity campaign is to attract scholarship applicants from all over the Philippines for the 200 PCARI scholarship slots.

The scholarship project offers support for full time study towards a master’s or doctoral degree in selected universities in the Philippines or in the University of California Berkeley, University of California San Francisco or the University of California Davis. The PCARI Scholarship also supports postdoctoral study award involving training below six (6) months in the priority fields of information and infrastructure development and health innovation and translational medicine.
The road shows will take place in selected regional schools that are included in the top performing educational institution in the fields of Science and Engineering. Schools which offer the following graduate courses: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Molecular Biology, BioTech, Health Informatics, and Physics will also be visited.

The activity will be composed of a forum wherein the resource person(s) will explain the details of the whole PCARI Scholarship Project with a 10-minute open forum at the end of the program. Leaflets containing all the necessary information about PCARI will also be made available at the venue.

The first leg of the campus tour is set to be staged at selected schools in the National Capital Region, Region I and CAR.

PCARI is a project of the Philippine government’s Commission on Higher Education (CHED), in collaboration with California-based and leading Philippine academic institutions. The objective is to establish a platform for capacity-building to fulfill the Philippine government’s goal of mobilizing knowledge for greater productivity and economic growth in the areas of information and infrastructure development and health innovation and translational medicine.

The PCARI Scholarships Project is designed to develop the critical mass of scientists, technologists and innovators in Philippine HEIs capable of generating and translating technologies into innovations that will address societal problems. Scholars under this project will have an opportunity to interact with the elite researchers of the University of California, a highly-ranked research university and will be part of the top talents in the country who are active in fundamental and applied research relevant to the country’s socio-economic development and the long-term competitiveness of the Philippines.