27 August 2019

The DOST-SEI, in its commitment to serve its clients promptly and efficiently, would like to inform concerned DOST-SEI scholars enrolled in UP Diliman that the funds for the financial assistance, including the amount allocated for the stipends of new and ongoing scholars for AY 2018-2019, were released to the University on July 4 and October 7, 2018 for the First Semester; on March 7, 2019 for the Second Semester; and on August 8, 2019 to cover expenses of DOST-SEI scholars enrolled for the Midyear. 

As we are very much aware of the day-to-day needs of our scholars, we ensure that enough funds are made available for timely disbursement by the University, particularly for the stipends of all enrolled scholars, despite any delay in the submission of the required reports and other documents. 

Nonetheless, we will immediately discuss with the concerned parties in the University on how to avoid delays in the release of stipends and other financial assistance to scholars. 

Rest assured that DOST-SEI will address this issue in the best way possible.