Give to UP

OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS
UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES

Campaigns To Support


There are several campaigns you can support when you give to UP. Your gift may be forwarded to the university's General Donation Fund, or to any of the campaigns listed below. Thank you!

General Donation Fund

The General Donation Fund provides the University of the Philippines the flexibility to use your donations for its various programs and activities.

Student Scholarships

All students of the University of the Philippines (UP) receive financial support from the National Government. Given that UP students come from all walks of life, there are those who may not be able to afford paying the full cost of studying at UP. This scholarship fund provides additional subsidy and other forms of financial assistance for UP students.


For additional information on Student Scholarships, please see the photos below:

Professorial Chairs and Faculty Grants

UP is key to national development

We recruit the brightest students in the country and our excellent faculty transforms them into leaders and experts who serve in the academe, government, civil society, and industry. At the same time, our faculty members conduct research to produce knowledge which is crucial for innovation and national competitiveness and they impart expert knowledge to government and the community through public service and extension work. We need the support of our alumni and friends to keep our talented faculty and students in UP.

UP has thousands of faculty members to support

We need funds for professorial chairs and faculty grants to augment the low salaries of around half of our close to 4,000 faculty members. We have funds to take care of 800 and are looking for outside donations for about a thousand more. Thousands more will enable us to award more Professorial Chairs and Faculty Grants.

Source: UP System Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA)


For additional information on Professorial Chairs and Faculty Grants, please see the photos below:

Research Fund

Research has always been embedded in the culture of the University of the Philippines. As mandated by RA 9500, or the UP Charter of 2008, the University shall lead in initiating innovations in research, and serve as a research university by promoting and implementing research and development in various fields of expertise.

Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development (OVCRD) Funding

Outright Research Grants. These aim to support UPD researchers and creative workers embarking on start-up projects. The grants may co-fund major projects and are available to research or creative works in any field from all academic clusters in the University.

Thesis and Dissertation Grants. The grants assist UPD personnel in the completion of their MA/MS theses or PhD dissertations—requirements for graduate degrees. The grants support theses and dissertation works in any academic discipline.

PhD Incentive Awards. These provide the necessary incentive and support to UPD faculty members and Research, Extension and Professional Staff (REPS) that recently obtained their PhDs to establish their research or creative work in UPD. The award is also an incentive for the new PhD holders to publish their dissertations in reputable, refereed journals or exhibit their creations in prestigious venues or events. In this way, the grantee can begin establishing a publication record or exhibition record that will strengthen his/her chances of obtaining future grants for further research or creative work.

Open Grants. These support UPD interdisciplinary, multi-disciplinary or cross-disciplinary research or creative works of highest standards. It is hoped these research or creative works will lead to evidence-based interventions, breakthrough policies, notable creative works, and/or innovative technologies with excellent socio-economic potential.

Source of Solutions Grants (SOS). The grants provide funding to support commissioned research or creative work on results-oriented projects or programs, open innovation solutions, or front-end ideation to R&D addressing immediate challenges and pressing concerns of/in UPD. These aim to promote the strategic value of UPD as a microcosm of Philippine society and therefore a great source of solutions (SOS) to many of the most difficult national problems (in education, risk and disaster management, land use, transportation, community safety, etc).

Research Dissemination Grants (RDG)

RDG is used for purposes of allowing faculty members to present research papers at international conferences.

Research and Creative Work Load Credits (Without Project Funding)

This supports UPD/UPDEPP faculty members doing research/creative work without project funding. Through this, a faculty’s teaching load is reduced to 12 units per semester or 24 units per academic year.

UP System Grants

Emerging S&T Fields Grant. This supports inter/multi-disciplinary research programs or projects related to the Board of Regents-approved list of emerging fields in S&T.

External Grants

Science and Engineering Graduate Scholarship (SEGS) Grant. This aims to improve the nation’s scientific and engineering human resources in pursuit of the desire to make the country a major player in the global economy. The partner institution for this grant is the Commission on Higher education.

Source: UP Diliman Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Development (OVCRD)

Infrastructure Fund

Help build new classrooms and facilities, or renovate existing infrastructure in the university.

Help A Dorm

We’ve done our best to provide good temporary homes for our boarding students. In Diliman, we’ve rebuilt and upgraded old dorms, while building new ones, equipped with modern facilities and comforts. But sometimes, even our best can fall a bit short.

Remember your old dorm? Away from prying eyes, time and the weather can do a lot of damage as we ourselves discovered. We need your help to make sure that every UP dormer gets the same break you did.

To build better futures, we need to build better living spaces for our best and brightest. Please give to the HELP A DORM campaign today.

Click on the button below and make a difference to a dormer’s future.

Bangon CAL-CSSP

Donations are now being accepted to help the College of Arts and Letters (CAL) and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP) get back on their feet after the Faculty Center fire in U.P. Diliman.

Tulong ng UP sa Marawi

The University of the Philippines is accepting donations for our brothers and sisters in Marawi City. You may donate to the UP Foundation, Inc. with bank details:

Account Name: UP Foundation, Inc.
Account Number: 102270018964
Bank: Unionbank Commonwealth Branch

Deposits in any Unionbank branch shall carry no inter-branch fee.

Source: UP System Website

Padayon Fund

The Padayon UP Public Service Office

The Padayon UP Public Service Office is the UP President’s action on the resolution of the 2009 Faculty Conference stating that UP must be both a research university and a public service University, with the present crises in the Philippines as frame of reference for its public service activities.

The Padayon UP shall:

  • Coordinate and monitor all public service modalities and volunteer programs throughout the UP System, help document the various public service activities of the University, and in cooperation with the UP System Information Office, disseminate these activities, programs and information to the UP community, other universities, policy makers, local governments, and the general public;
  • Assist CUs in initiating, implementing and evaluating public service initiatives toward developing a relevant, strategic, sustainable and systematic public service program consistent with the mandate of RA9500 and promotion of the One UP;
  • Review the conduct of public service activities and programs and recommend to the President policies to ensure system-wide replication of successful programs, fund innovative activities, and create an award system for individuals and programs that increase institutional visibility for UP consistent with the promotion of One UP;
  • Transmit to appropriate agencies for timely legislative, executive, or private sector action such policy studies emanating from UP CUs, research units, extension projects, including those generated from evaluation and impact assessments of public service projects; and
  • Upon instructions of the President, coordinate the delivery of immediate, focused and strategic technical assistance to various publics that need assistance.

The 2009 Faculty conference specifically recommends the establishment of a system-wide organization to coordinate public service and allocate from 2% to 10% of UP’s income to its public service program. To this end, the Padayon UP Public Service Office shall develop a strategic public service framework and a system for designing, linking, and sustaining public service programs that are relevant, pragmatic, strategic, timely and pioneering.

Source: Padayon UP Public Service Office

UP Athletics Fund

This fund aims to provide additional support to UP’s various varsity athletic teams. This fund will be utilized to sustain and develop both athletes and athletic programs of the College of Human Kinetics.