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Fulbright-Philippine Agriculture Scholarship Program (FPASP) in USA, 2018-2019

Applications are invited for Fulbright-Philippine Agriculture Scholarship Program (FPASP) for the academic year 2018-2019. Scholarship Program is for a maximum one-year for non-degree, one or two years for masters and two years for doctoral studies.

The goal of the Fulbright-Philippine Agriculture Scholarship Program (FPASP) is to modernize the agriculture and fisheries sectors of the Philippines by developing their human resources base through bilateral educational exchanges between the Philippines and the United States.

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The Philippine-American Educational Foundation (PAEF) is a non-profit, binational organization responsible for the administration of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship Program, Hubert H. Humphrey fellowships, and other educational exchange initiatives.

English proficiency is required to pursue proposed program in the U.S.

Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing non-degree, masters and doctoral program in the United States.

Study Subject(s): The objective of the grant is not only to enable the recipient to pursue a particular field of study but to develop leaders in agriculture and fisheries who can contribute to promoting better understanding between the Philippines and the United States.

List of Subjects: Agriculture and all its subfields including Fruit and Vegetable Production, Horticulture, Plant Breeding/Genetics, Dairy Science, Pest Control/Entomology, and Animal Nutrition; Agricultural Engineering and its subfields including Forest Engineering, Handling/Processing/Storage of Agricultural Products, Irrigation and Drainage Systems Engineering, Post-Harvest Technology, Soil and Water Engineering, Agricultural Waste Management, and Food Engineering/Process Control; Agricultural Economics and its subfields including Agribusiness, Agricultural Policy, Farm Management, Natural Resource Economics, and Production Economics; Natural Resources and Forestry and their subfields including Forestry, Wood Science, Natural Resource Management, Range Management, Fish/Game/Wildlife Management, Marine Resource Management, Coastal Zone Management, and Environmental Science; Veterinary Medicine and its subfields including Small-Animal Medicine and Large-Animal Medicine; Agricultural Extension; and Fisheries and its subfields including Inland Water Fisheries, Marine Water Fisheries, and Brackish Water Fisheries.

Scholarship Award: Fully funded awards cover international travel, monthly maintenance allowance, dissertation research/professional development allowance, settling-in and in-transit allowances, and accident and sick insurance.

Number of Awards: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in the USA


  • Citizenship. Applicants must be citizens of the Philippines. Filipinos holding dual citizenship (Philippine-American) or permanent U.S residency are ineligible for grants to the U.S.
  • English proficiency. English proficiency is required to pursue proposed program in the U.S
  • Education.
    For doctoral dissertation research – must be currently enrolled in a doctoral program in the Philippines, with an approved dissertation topic
    For advanced research – must have at least a master’s degree
  • Health. While no medical certification is required at the time of application, applicants must be in good health to pursue graduate work in the U.S. Finalists are required to pass a medical examination.
  • Work experience.
    For doctoral dissertation research – must have at least 5 years of work experience after college
    For advanced research – must have at least 10 years of work experience in the field of specialization
    Return to the Philippines. Applicants must return to the Philippines immediately upon completion of their study or research.
    Individuals who are currently studying, working, residing or researching in the United States are not eligible.

Nationality: Citizens of the Philippines can apply for this scholarship program.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Awards are given to eligible Filipinos working at the Department of Agriculture and staff from accredited state and private colleges and universities offering programs in agriculture and fisheries; and from professional from non-government organizations, government financial institution and other government and private agencies whose main work are in agriculture and fisheries.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: English proficiency is required to pursue proposed program in the U.S.

Filipino Scholarships

How to Apply: Applications should be sent by post.

In addition to the application for the scholarship, the applicant must submit the following documents: (Submit one original and two (2) photocopies of the following items below except for the letters of reference)

  • Official or certified transcript of records from all colleges/universities attended
  • Certified copies of diplomas (not original)
  • Three (3) letters of reference (forms will be provided in the application kit)
  • Completed 6-page application form (available at the PAEF website during the application period)
  • Letter of invitation from prospective American host institution (preferred)
  • Copy of biographical page of passport, if available
  • NBI clearance acquired in the past six (6) months.

Application Form

Scholarship Application Deadline: New application deadline for the 2018-2019 Fulbright-Philippine Agriculture Scholarship Program (FPASP) for Advanced Research is on June 30, 2017.

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