Following the Philippine-UK TNE Forum in 21-26 November 2016 in the UK, the following 10 Philippine HEIs are invited to submit TNE proposal to British Council by 30 January 2017.

Section I: Funding

The call for proposal requires the HEI to present its intended activities for the next two years of project implementation. Based on CHED-BC Operational Alliance Agreement, funding shall be released on a yearly basis. However, for efficiency of managing the proposal review, the proposals should present the activities that will be implemented for year 1 and year 2 together with the work and financial plan to support the 2 year implementation. We wish to emphasize that the work and financial plan should be reflect year 1 and year 2 at  2.5 million pesos per year for the CHED grant component. The rest of the funding requirement should be reflected as the HEI’s equity.

HEIs may partner with one or more eligible HEIs and apply as one unit, through a lead HEI, identified according to the internal arrangement between partners or among members. The lead HEI shall apply for the grant funding and shall be accountable to agreed grant commitments. 

Funding restrictions are detailed in Section III of the TNE Guidelines (attached).

Section II: Eligible Programmes and Partnerships

Partnerships eligible for the grant are programmes with UK HEI partners following these models:


Joint degrees

Double Degrees


Articulation, blended delivery faculty exchanges, research fellowships and others are also eligible for funding as long as the proposed partnership forms part of the HEI’s long-term plan of establishing TNE partnerships. 

TNE programmes and partnerships should be on the following niche/priority areas:

Transportation Studies

Climate Change

Design Engineering

Education (Professional Education and Training / Educational Neuroscience / Educational Planning, Economics and International Development / Lifelong Learning)

Tropical Medicine / Public Health

Energy Security / Renewable Energy

Maritime Engineering

Social Science



Agriculture / Food Security

Digital Innovation and Creativity


The involvement of businesses/industries from either country in the proposed project will be an added value for the proposal.

Section III: How to Apply

The TNE proposals should be able to present the intended programme of activities for the 2 years of project implementation following the minimum requirements set out in the TNE Proposal Template and Work and Financial Plan (see Appendix 2 and 3). The proposal should be endorsed and duly signed by the head of the HEIs. In the case of SUCs, and endorsement of proposal from the Board of Regent and Trustees is also required.

Proposals are to be submitted to British Council, addressed to the Project Manager, Lotus Postrado and e-mailed to

Please refer to Section II of the attached TNE Guidelines for details of the application process and awarding of grant.  

Section IV: Review and Assessment of Proposals

The proposals are to be reviewed by the Review Committee. Proposals shall be evaluated based on the following criteria: (1) Technical merit; (2) Relevance and developmental nature or the value added; and (3) Capacity of the HEI-proponent/s to successfully deliver the stated goals. 

During review process, the Review Committee may request further information/justification or additional documentary requirements from the HEIs. HEIs have a maximum of 2 weeks to revise the TNE proposal or provide additional requirements. 

Proposals should get a score of at least 75% to be approved for funding. 

Section V : Important Forms and Documents

TNE Proposal Template (Appendix 2)

Work and Financial Plan (Appendix 3)

TNE Guidelines

Section VI : Important Timelines

15 December 2016 Call for Proposal
30 January 2017 Deadline of TNE proposal submission
2 February 2017 Review/Acceptance of TNE proposals
6-10 February 2017 Refinement of Proposals
15 February to 10 March 2017 Process release of grant funding
March 2017 onwards Implementation Phase