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CHED Thesis and Disseration Grant

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is offering thesis and dissertation grant to qualified applicants. For guidelines and downloadable forms, please visit their website at

CHED Visiting Research Fellowships

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is offering visiting research fellowships under two categories: Senior Visiting Research Fellowship and Junior Visiting Research Fellowship. Requirements, grants, forms, and other guidelines can be downloaded at

New CHED Commissioner

The Commission on Higher Education has a new chairman, Former Rector of University of Santo Tomas Fr. Rolando V. De la Rosa, OP. He succeeded Bro. Rolando Dizon FSC, who resigned for health reasons.

Fr. De la Rosa obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, magna cum laude, from the Dominican House of Studies in 1977. He received a Masters of Arts in Higher Religious Studies (summa cum laude), from UST in 1984,). He has a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Higher Religious Studies (magna cum laude) and its ecclesiastical equivalent, a Doctorate in Sacred Theology (magna cum laude), which were obtained from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, in Belgium in 1988.

Fr. De la Rosa served as Rector and President of UST, 1990-1998, was President of the Association of Catholic Universities of the Philippines, 1990-1998; President of the International Association of Universities of St. Thomas, 1996-1998; and founder of the Network of Dominican School/Colleges/Universities, 1996- 1998.

New ZRC Director for NCR1

Effective September 1, 2004, the CHED ZRC will undergo certain organizational changes following Dr. Ginny Santiago’s decision to take a leave of absence.

Eric Batalla, who recently finished his stint visiting scholar at Waseda University and Japan Foundation fellow, replaces Santiago as Director of the CHED ZRC for NCR1. Dr. Batalla served the DLSU System in various administrative capacities including Dean, DLS-College of St. Benilde School of Management and IT; Vice-Dean, College of Liberal Arts, and Coordinator of Graduate Studies at the Political Science and International Studies departments. He is a fellow of the La Salle Institute of Governance (LSIG) and the Yuchengco Center (YC).

Similarly, Mike Antonio replaces Jasmin Suministrado as CHED ZRC's Chief of Staff. Antonio is former Junior Manager and Legislative Staff at JAKA Investments. He has a master’s degree in Development Policy from DLSU.

November Conference

On November 19, 2004 the CHED ZRC for the National Capital Region Group 1 based at De La Salle University held a conference themed, “Challenges of Urbanization: The Educators' Response.” The conference held at the Far Eastern University (FEU) Conference Center featured 12 papers on urbanization and related problems. The conference was free of charge subject to pre-registration of participants. FEU President Lydia B. Echauz opened the conference and while Teresita Religioso served as master of ceremonies.

A follow-up project is the collation of some of the papers presented for dissemination to a wider public. This is in line with the ZRC’s research utilization objective.

Research Management Information System (RMIS)

On August 9, 2004, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) issued memorandum order No. 24 requesting higher education institutions (HEIs) with graduate programs to accomplish RMIS survey forms. The data collection, in coordination with the nine CHED Zonal Research Centers (CHED ZRCs), is part of a five-year data/information colllection on HEIs’ research capability and outputs. It shall also serve as baseline data to be used for research management, evaluation and capability building.

Of the fifty-nine member HEIs of the DLSU CHED ZRC, eleven submitted the forms before the October 30, 2004 deadline. The accomplished survey forms included lists of HEIs’ researchers, research units, funding agencies, institutional research activities (except CHED funded research) and HEIs’ theses and dissertations.

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