The Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs, through the Padayon Public Service Office has launched the first Public Service Writing Fellowship. As a public service university, University of the Philippines aims to promote and develop public service initiatives and projects across all UP constituent universities. As a research university, the university also aims to promote the production and development of knowledge for the improvement of the lives of Filipinos.
Combining the two mandates of the university, the Public Service Writing Fellowship aims to promote public service as a scholarly and interdisciplinary endeavor. It aims to encourage university faculty and staff to continue to write literature-grounded evaluation and documentation in the form of journal articles for publication based on the public service initiatives that they have developed and undertaken. Lastly, the fellowship aims to contribute to the existing pool of literature on public service to further develop public service as a field of research.
Eight (8) fellows will be selected from each of the Constituent Universities under the UP System. For CUs without qualified applicants, their slots will be reallocated to others who qualify from other CUs. The fellowship is open to all regular faculty, staff and research, extension, and professional staff (REPS) in active service in the University of the Philippines System regardless of the status of employment whether permanent or temporary. Interested applicants may access the application package through this link http://bit.ly/PSWritingFellowship. Accomplished forms must be emailed to [email protected] on or before 31 August 2017.
Successful fellows will each be given PhP 30,000.00. The fellows are expected to produce a 7,000-word journal article to be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal. The fellows are expected to attend the Writeshop on 24-25 October to be held at the National Institute of Science and Mathematics Education Development Conference room. Lastly, fellows are expected to present their works during the 2nd Colleges and Universities Public Service Conference (CUPSCon2) either during the Luzon leg on 9-10 November in UP Bonifacio Global City Campus or during the VisMin leg on 28-29 November in UP Cebu.
For inquiries, please contact the Secretariat via (632) 981-8630 or [email protected].