Research Grants

Each year we provide grants for science teachers to conduct research with science learning as the main theme. Each teacher have to submit their proposal which will be going through a selection process to pick the best research proposals.

“Digital Transformation of Science Learning Innovation”

SEAMEO QITEP in Science (SEAQIS), one of the 7 SEAMEO Centres and under the Secretariat General of the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture, has a mandate to improve the quality of education through the improvement of the educator’s competency and science education staff. One way to improve the competency is to encourage teacher to make scientific publication as a part of professional development.

This is emphasized through the mandate given by the third and fourth Governing Board Meeting (GBM) at 2012 and 2013 respectively. It is said that SEAQIS is recommended to conduct researches. Therefore, SEAQIS, through Research & development and IBSE capacity building division, attempt to conduct researches either independent or collaboration with other parties and encourage the educator and educational personnel to conduct research activities.

Since 2015, SEAQIS encourages educator and educational personnel to conduct research activities through SEAQIS Research Grants (SRG). This research activity is focused on educational research which implements the Inquiry-Based Science learning in accordance to the main activity/niche from SEAQIS which is stated on 3rd Five Years Development Programme 2020/2021 – 2024/2025. On 2021, SEAQIS implemented its flagship program, which is SEAQIS Research Grants 2021 as an effort to encourage the research practice among teachers. Through the funding by The Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia (Kemdikbud RI) at 2021, SEAQIS invites Science teachers to participate conducting research which related to the STEM learning. The theme of the research grant for SEAQIS Research Grants (SRG) 2021 is “Digital Transformation of Science Learning Innovation.”


The objectives of the SEAQIS Research Grants 2021 program are:

  1. To implement SEAQIS vision and mission achievement on conducting research as part of three thrusts SEAQIS, they are Professional Teacher Development, Learning Resources Development, and Professional Learning Communities;
  2. To conduct SEAQIS focus on science priorities which is digital transformation through research theme;
  3. To facilitate teachers in order to improve the ability of conducting educational research;
  4. To facilitate teachers in compiling research work;
  5. To facilitate teachers in communicating the result of research through scientific activity and publications;
  6. To motivate teachers in conducting innovation in teaching and learning


The benefits of SEAQIS Research Grants 2021 include:

  1. The implementation of one of the flagship programs;
  2. The increase of teachers’ creativity in creating innovative science teaching and learning;
  3. The increase of teachers’ ability in conducting educational research;
  4. The increase of teachers’ skill in writing scientific publication;
  5. The availability of preliminary data for the development of further research;
  6. The availability of a database of innovative science teaching learning results.


The targets of the prospective recipients of SEAQIS Research Grants 2021 are the 50 selected teachers from Southeast Asia countries.


Referring to the current issues and trends, the SEAQIS Research Grants 2021 theme is:

“Digital Transformation of Science Learning Innovation”

The theme is divided into sub-themes as specific topics to determine the direction and focus of the research. The applicant can choose one of the following sub-themes:

  1. Digital Skills and Digital Literacy
  2. Science Learning Media
  3. Cyber STEM
  4. Computational Thinking
  5. Science Learning during Pandemic
  6. Global and Digital Citizenship
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