Portfolio: Grants and Awards


  • National Research Council of the Philippines: Publication grant, RDLIP, November 2021
  • Local Government Academy (Department of the Interior and Local Government): Research grant, Government Innovations, Co-Investigator, PI: Alex B. Brillantes, June 2018-December 2019
  • United Nations Development Programme: Publication grant, 2015 Rapid Field Appraisal, Copy Editor, Philippine Society for Public Administration (PSPA), April-May 2017
  • United Nations Development Programme: Publication grant, Philippine Governance Digest, Managing Director, PSPA, December 2016-October 2017
  • United Nations Development Programme & various local government units: Conference organization grant, 2017 PSPA International Conference, Conference Deputy Secretary General, January-November 2017


  • George Mason University: Don Lavoie Fellowship, August-December 2021, Virginia, USA – declined
  • Regional Academy on the United Nations (RAUN): RAUN Program, June-December 2020, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia (moved online), [link]
  • The Fund for American Studies (TFAS): TFAS International Program, July 2020, Prague, Czech Republic – cancelled (due to pandemic)
  • United Nations Geneva: Graduate Study Programme, sole delegate from Southeast Asia among 54 delegates, July 2019, Geneva, Switzerland, [link]


  • VLIR-UOS: Full scholarship, Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven, September 2018-September 2019, Leuven, Belgium
  • University of Antwerp: Full scholarship, 1 out of 12 selected scholars (total of 320 applicants), September 2018-September 2019, Antwerp, Belgium – declined
  • Central European University: 80% of tuition fee waiver & monthly stipend, September 2018-September 2019, Budapest, Hungary – declined
  • University of Padua: Full tuition fee waiver, September 2018-September 2019, Padua, Italy – declined
  • People Engaged in People Projects Foundation Inc: Full scholarship, non-diploma program (NGO work-related), Santa Croce University, October 2014 – April 2015, Rome, Italy
  • University of the Philippines: Scholar of the Nation, bachelor’s degree and master’s degree, Quezon City, Philippines
  • University of the Philippines Integrated School: Scholar of the Nation (the school accepts only 100-160 students out of thousands who apply each year and only admits new students at the kindergarten and first-year high school level), kindergarten to high school, Quezon City, Philippines

Academic Workshops, Full Scholarships

  • University of Sydney & University of Copenhagen: Postgraduate Workshop 2021, May 2021, Sydney, Australia (online)
  • Indiana University & University of Illinois: Dissertation Workshop, February 2021, Illinois, USA (online)
  • University of Copenhagen: PhD Workshop, October 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark (moved online)

Academic Programs, Full Scholarships (select)

  • Utrecht University: Summer School, with additional funding from Ghent University, August 2021, Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • University of Hohenheim (funded by German Federal Ministry for Education and Research): Summer School (winner of 2014 Ars Legendi prize for excellence in teaching), September 2020, Stuttgart, Germany (moved online)
  • United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies & Diplomatic Academy of Vienna: Summer School, September 2020, Brugge, Belgium (moved online)
  • KU Leuven: Field School, February 2019, Brussels, Belgium
  • National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (funded by JICA): LEADING Asia Seminar, October 2017, Tokyo, Japan
  • University of Graz: David-Herzog-Fonds scholarship, 1 out of 5 scholars, Summer School, July 2017, Graz, Austria

Academic Programs, Partial Scholarships/Subsidized Programs (select)

  • University of Lausanne: PhD Workshop, February 2021, Lausanne, Switzerland (online)
  • Institute of Advanced Studies Köszeg & University of Pannonia (funded by UNESCO): Winter School, February 2020, Köszeg, Hungary
  • Royal Society of the Arts: Membership bursary, London, UK
  • Charles University (funded by IOM Prague): August 2019, Summer School, Prague, Czech Republic

Conference Grants

  • International Academic Forum (IAFOR): IAFOR Asian Conference on Education, November 2021, Tokyo, Japan (oline)
  • Association for Asian Studies (AAS): AAS Virtual Conference, March 2021, Michigan, USA (online)
  • Ashoka U & George Mason University: Ashoka U Exchange in Higher Education, March 2021, Arlington, VA, USA (online)
  • Global Solutions Initiative: Global Solutions Summit (1 of the 400 chosen delegates out of the total 3,600 applicants), April 2020, Berlin, Germany (moved online)
  • UNICEF: 2019 Global Forum on Migration & Development, January 2020, Quito, Ecuadordeclined (due to the change in conference schedule)
  • Philippine Social Science Council: TASPAA Conference, June 2018, Taipei, Taiwan
  • University of the Philippines National College of Public Administration and Governance (UP NCPAG): FASTCO Conference, November 2017, Melbourne, Australia
  • UP NCPAG: RI Singapore Conference, December 2016, Manila, Philippines
  • UP NCPAG: PSPA Conference, October 2016, Manila, Philippines

Non-Academic Programs, Full Scholarships (select)

  • UN South-South Cooperation: Training Program, March 2020, Hong Kong SAR, China (moved online) – declined (due to the change in program schedule)
  • Asia-Europe Foundation: ASEM Seminar, September 2019, New Delhi, India
  • The Asia Foundation & Australian Aid: Policy Workshop, April 2018, Quezon City, Philippines
  • All-China Youth Federation & National Youth Commission: Philippine Youth Leaders’ Visit to China (1 out of 47 Ambassadors of Goodwill), September 2017, Beijing, Henan and Shanghai, China


Academic (select)
  • Society of Transnational Academic Researchers (STAR) Scholars Network: A. Noam Chomsky Global Connections Award: Rising Star, Emerging Scholar (Graduate Student Category), 8 December 2020, USA (online), press release [link], awarding ceremony [link], featured in PhilStar [link], Good News Pilipinas [link], University of the Philippines [link], The Post [link], Reader’s Channel [link], Agenparl [link], JiP Portal [link], and Pinoy Revelation [link], mentioned in Khoa Hoc Phattrien [link] and Vietnam Net [link]
  • KU Leuven: Magna cum laude, Master of Science in International Politics, September 2019-September 2020, Leuven, Belgium
  • University of the Philippines: International Publication Award, “Social equity in the Philippines: A continuing but elusive promise”, given to co-author, Prof. dr. Alex B. Brillantes (not formally affiliated anymore with UP when IPA was given), December 2019, Quezon City, Philippines
  • KU Leuven: Cum laude, Advanced Master of Science in Cultures and Development Studies, September 2018-September 2019, Leuven, Belgium
  • University of the Philippines National College of Public Administration and Governance, Quezon City, Philippines
    • Summa cum laude ranking, Master of Public Administration, January 2016-September 2017
    • Ranked 1st out of 23 graduates (in total 300+ students in the program), Master of Public Administration, graduation in August 2018 (coursework from January 2016-September 2017)
    • Obtained the highest grade in the Comprehensive Examination, Master of Public Administration, exam taken on 29 August and 5 September 2017
    • Consistent University Scholar, Master of Public Administration, 2nd Sem AY 2015-16, 1st Sem AY 2016-17 & 2nd Sem AY 2016-17
    • Obtained the highest average, Master of Public Administration, AY 2016
  • Philippine Civil Service Commission: Honor Graduate Eligibility – Presidential Decree 207 (exemption from civil service exam), Manila, Philippines
  • University of the Philippines (Diliman Campus), Quezon City, Philippines
    • Cum laude: Bachelor’s degree
    • University Scholar: Twice during bachelor’s degree
    • College Scholar: Twice during bachelor’s degree
  • University of the Philippines Integrated School: Cum laude, Secondary education, Quezon City, Philippines
  • St. Anthony School: 2nd prize in Math, Nursery, Quezon City, Philippines
Non-academic/Not purely academic
  • Women of the Future: Women of the Future Awards – Southeast Asia finalist (Professions category), 6 October 2021, Singapore (online), press release [link], featured in Channel NewsAsia [link], Adobo Magazine [link], The Red Circle [link], Head Topics [link], and The Iskandarian [link]
  • Opportunity Desk: Young Person of the Month, 2 February 2021, Calabar, Nigeria (online), press release [link], featured in Scholarships for Excellence [link]
  • Young Southeast Asia Leaders’ Initiative (YSEALI) Women’s Leadership Academy Alumni Network: 2020 Women Leaders in Southeast Asia (Education & Government categories), 31 May 2020, Bangkok, Thailand (online), [link]
  • Philippine Society for Public Administration: Most Outstanding Volunteer, 18 November 2017, Quezon City, Philippines
  • Asian Youth Leaders Travel and Learning Camp (AYLTLC): Most Outstanding Award (1 of 20 awardees; out of app. 220 students), 6th AYLTLC in collaboration with the National Youth Council of Singapore, National University of Singapore (NUS), and National Community Leadership Institute, 13 February 2017, NUS, Singapore
  • Asian Youth Leaders Travel and Learning Camp: Team of the Year (out of 16 teams), 6th AYLTLC in collaboration with the National Youth Council of Singapore, NUS, and National Community Leadership Institute, 13 February 2017, NUS, Singapore
  • Tech Factors Inc.: Best in Demo Teaching, Philippine School of Business Administration, Quezon City, Philippines
  • University of the Philippines Home Economics: Most Creative Design, Quezon City, Philippines
  • University of the Philippines Integrated School: Best in Tongue Twister, Quezon City, Philippines
  • St. Anthony School: Various non-academic awards (Best in Deportment, Leadership Award, etc.), Nursery until Kindergarten, Quezon City, Philippines
Memberships with competitive selection process (select)
  • Pacific Forum Young Leaders Program: Member, conferred in December 2020, based in Hawaii, USA
  • ASEAN Think Tanks Network: Member (by invitation only), invited in November 2020, based in Hong Kong, SAR
  • Royal Society of Arts: Fellow, conferred in November 2019, based in London, UK
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (Philippine chapter): Member, conferred in June 2018, based in Quezon City, Philippines
  • National Research Council of the Philippines: Associate Member, conferred in June 2018, based in Manila, Philippines
  • Hear My Voice – Women’s Network: Woman of the Week, forthcoming, online
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society: Member Spotlight, 30 June 2021, based in Louisiana, USA, [link]
  • Women in Foreign Policy: Selected Interview, 11 June 2021, based in London, UK, [link]
  • Pinoy Scientists: Selected Feature, 2 May 2021, based in Manila, Philippines, [link], [link]


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