Accelerated S&T Human Resource Development Program | Graduate Assistance Program

Accelerated S&T Human Resource Development Program (ASTHRDP)

“ASTHRDP is a unified and innovative human resource program aimed at accelerating the production of high level human resources by awarding MS and PhD scholarship grants to eligible individuals who will fill in the gaps in identified areas of science and technology. Together with DOST councils and other higher education institutions, the ASTHRD is implemented by awarding students free tuition and other school fees, stipends, book allowances, group accident insurance, thesis or dissertation funding, and transportation allowance for those who will study outside their home province.”


The applicant must:

  1. belong to any of the following:
    • professionals doing research or those from industry

    • newly graduated students

    • on-going MS/PhD students in priority S&T fields and DOST network schools

  2. be a Filipino citizen

  3. not be more than 45 years old

  4. be in good health status

  5. have passed the criteria of selection under the ASTHRDP and admission requirements for graduate studies at any of the DOST identified institutions.


  • University-based MS/PhD Program

  • Thesis/Dissertation Grant Support for R&D priority areas of DOST


  • Tuition and other school fees

  • Stipend

  • Book Allowance

  • Transportation Allowance

  • Group Insurance

  • Thesis/Dissertation


  • MS Public Health
    • Biostatistics
    • Environmental Health
    • Medical Microbiology
    • Nutrition
    • Parasitology
  • MS Epidemiology (Clinical Epidemiology)
  • MS Epidemiology (Public Health)
  • MS Genetic Counseling
  • MS Health Informatics (Bioinformatics)
  • MS Health Informatics (Medical Informatics)
  • MS Applied Physics
  • MS Pharmacology
  • MS Physiology
  • MS Biochemistry
  • PhD in Health Sciences (By Research)
  • PhD Biochemistry
  • Doctor of Public Health
    • Medical Microbiology
    • Nutrition
    • Parasitology

Graduate Assistance Program (GAP)