Ernesto H. Cubar Research Grant
The Professor Ernesto H. Cubar Research Grant was conceived in April 2021 to honor Prof. Cubar and his contributions to the field of Philippine linguistics. The Research Grant, which was established through an endowment, will be awarded to a graduate student (MA or PhD) of the UP Department of Linguistics. The student must exhibit great potential as an academic researcher on Philippine languages and linguistics. Up to two grantees will be awarded financial support in the amount of PHP 30,000.00 each, which may be utilized for graduate school-related expenditures, such as tuition, field/informant work activities, and other reasonably justified expenses.
Ultimately, the research grant seeks to enable the Department’s graduate students to contribute research studies on Philippine languages, with a preference for underrepresented Philippine languages. It also aims to nurture them as future Filipino linguists, who would hopefully follow in the footsteps of Prof. Ernesto H. Cubar who was a key figure in the development of Philippine linguistics as former Professor of Linguistics at UP Diliman, former Chair of the Department of Linguistics, former Associate Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, and former Commissioner of the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino.
About Prof. Ernesto H. Cubar
Prof. Cubar served as Chair of the Department in the mid-seventies and Associate Dean during the early years of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, from 1983 to 1989. He was also appointed as Commissioner of the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino in the nineties until his retirement from government service. Recently, the Department republished his groundbreaking work titled, “Topicalization and some related processes in Philippine languages” as the first title in The Archive Classics series.
To honor the life and works of Prof. Cubar, the Department of Linguistics was endowed with funds for the purpose of conceptualizing, establishing, and awarding a research grant to deserving Linguistics graduate students in UP Diliman.
About the Grant
How to Apply
Interested applicants must submit electronic copies of the following documents:
a. Letter of nomination stating the nominee’s academic excellence and potential for conducting and successfully completing an original research project on Philippine linguistics. The nominator should be a former professor of the nominee in the graduate program of the Department of Linguistics. The letter should be addressed to:
b. An updated curriculum vitae highlighting research projects and outputs
c. Fully accomplished proposal form, duly endorsed by the recommender
Within the period of the call for applications, the Department of Linguistics shall receive duly endorsed nominations. The Department shall see to it that the application documents are complete before endorsing them to the Selection Committee.
The Selection Committee, composed of the Department’s tenured faculty who have handled graduate linguistics courses, shall come up with a shortlist of applicants. For this grant cycle, shortlisted applicants will be invited for a virtual interview via Zoom. The Committee will select one awardee based on the merits reflected in their credentials, potential of the research proposal, and result of the online interview. Additional representation of the grant’s donor may be consulted to provide insight during the selection process.
The awardee shall be notified by the Committee and will be advised with regard to arrangements for the signing of the Terms of Reference and the release of funds. Applicants whose applications for funding could not be granted during the particular round of proposals shall likewise be informed by the Committee.
List of Grantees
|Name||Working Title of Research Project||Academic Year Granted|
|Edward G. Estrera||Grammar Sketch of Bagobo-Klata||2021-2022|
|Orlyn Joyce Esquivel||Topicalization and clause structure in Ayta Magbukun||2021-2022|