Dr. Perry S. Ong Fellowship Program

Call For Applications

The Forest Foundation Philippines’ Dr. Perry S. Ong Fellowship Program recognizes and supports individuals that promote, advance, and enhance the protection and conservation of Philippine forests and forest biodiversity through research, community work, advocacy, arts, and teaching.


This program recognizes and honors the life work of the late conservationist Doc Perry (d. March 2, 2019), who served as one of the founding Trustees of the Foundation, and played key leadership and governance roles in shaping the Foundation’s commitment to protect and conserve the country’s most critical forests. Doc Perry also served as a Professor and Dean at the College of Science of the University of the Philippines Diliman.

A self-described “field biologist with a serve the people mindset of malasakit and pagkukusa,” Doc Perry was an expert on biodiversity conservation, Philippine wildlife, evolutionary ecology, and urban biodiversity. His work was critical in the conservation of the critically endangered Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) and the near threatened Philippine Tarsier (Carlito syrichta), and in the implementation of the Philippine Biodiversity Conservation Priority-setting Program, which named over 200 sites for integrated priority conservation.

The Fellowship Program will support like-minded Filipinos who pursue the same line of scientific inquiry and the advocacies of Doc Perry.
Download the information kit: Dr. Perry S. Ong Fellowship Program