The year 2024 marks a significant milestone for the Philippines as the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) opens applications for its Advanced Degrees for Accelerating Strategic Space R&D and Applications (Ad Astra) Scholarship Program. This initiative represents a crucial step in fostering local talent, accelerating space research and development, and harnessing the potential of space applications for the benefit of the nation.
Background of the PhilSA Ad Astra Scholarship Program:
The PhilSA Ad Astra Scholarship Program is designed to address the growing demand for skilled professionals in the field of space science and technology. By offering advanced degrees, the program aims to cultivate a pool of experts who can contribute to the country’s space endeavors.
Fostering Local Talent:
The scholarship program is a testament to the commitment of PhilSA in nurturing and retaining local talent in the rapidly evolving field of space exploration. By providing opportunities for advanced education, PhilSA aims to build a skilled workforce capable of driving innovation and sustaining long-term space-related projects.
Accelerating Strategic Space R&D:
The Ad Astra Scholarship Program emphasizes the importance of research and development in strategic areas of space science. Scholars are expected to engage in cutting-edge projects that contribute to the advancement of space technology, satellite systems, and related fields. This focus on R&D ensures that the Philippines remains at the forefront of space exploration.
- Study In Canada: Canada-ASEAN Scholarships And Educational Exchanges For Development Program AY 2024-2025 Is Now Accepting Applications!
Applications Open – A Call to Aspiring Space Scientists:
The opening of applications signals a call to aspiring space scientists, engineers, and researchers across the nation. PhilSA invites individuals with a passion for space exploration to apply and become part of a transformative journey that will shape the future of the Philippine space industry.
Collaboration and International Partnerships:
The scholarship program also opens doors for collaboration with international space agencies and institutions. PhilSA recognizes the importance of global partnerships in advancing space research, and scholars under the Ad Astra program may have opportunities to work on joint projects, fostering a culture of international cooperation.
Space Applications for National Development:
Beyond academic pursuits, the Ad Astra Scholarship Program underscores the significance of applying space technology for national development. Scholars are encouraged to explore practical applications of their research, contributing to sectors such as agriculture, disaster management, telecommunications, and environmental monitoring.
The 2024 PhilSA Ad Astra Scholarship Program represents a pivotal moment in the Philippines’ journey toward becoming a key player in space exploration. By investing in the education and development of local talent, PhilSA is laying the foundation for a robust space industry that will not only drive scientific advancements but also contribute to the nation’s overall progress. As applications open, aspiring space enthusiasts are encouraged to seize this opportunity to be part of a transformative era in Philippine space exploration.
- SEOMO Regional Centre For Education in Science and Mathematics Scholarship Program For Education Teachers For The Calendar Year 2024 Is Now Open For Applications!
Who can apply for the scholarship?
For students who want to pursue MS and PhD degrees in fields related to space science, technology, and applications (including space law, diplomacy, industry, and economics) in any local or international higher educational institutions, the AD ASTRA program offers full, partial/lateral, and sandwich program scholarships.
- Must not be more than 45 years old at the time of application for Masters and Doctorate Scholarships, and not more than 50 years old for stand-alone sandwich programs.
- Must be a Filipino citizen.
- Must be in good health.
- Must be of good moral character, as attested by two (2) character references.
- Must have a relevant Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree.
- Must have no pending administrative/criminal case.
- Must have no pending service obligation from any previous scholarship programs unless there is a clearance or consent from the previous granting institution allowing the postponement of return service obligation and indicating that monitoring of the previous service obligation will not be transferred to PhilSA.
- Must have a research/thesis/dissertation plan in line with the Key Development Areas of PhilSA.
- Must have passed the admission requirements of any CHED-recognized Higher Educational Institution (HEI) (for local scholarship applicants).
- Must have passed the internal scholarship process of his/her Department/Agency (for government employees).
- Must have been accepted to their host institution.
- Be One Of Their Scholars: UMak School of Law Scholarship Program AY 2024-2025 Is Now Open For Applications!
What are the benefits under the scholarship?
- Tuition and other school fees
- Stipend (accommodation, meals, incidental expenses)
- Book Allowance
- Technological Support
- Round-trip Transportation Allowance
- Pre-departure Allowance
- Relocation Allowance
- Disability Support
- Extra Academic Activities
- Thesis/Dissertation/Internship Allowance (if applicable)
- Research Grant (if applicable)
- Research Dissemination Grant (if applicable)
- Mentor’s Fee (if applicable)
- Mentoring/Support Program
- Membership in PhilSA Scholars Group
- Call For Tech-Voc Scholarship Applicants (Education-to-Employment Opportunity): 2024 Iskolar ni Juan Is Now Accepting Applications!
How to file your application?
For more details about the priority areas/fields, eligibility requirements, scholarship entitlements, and application process, visit THIS LINK.
Source: Philippine Space Agency
Disclaimer: All of our scholarship articles are for informational purposes only. We are not directly related to the entities being featured. The source/s are indicated at the end of every article so you can further check the legitimacy of our posts.