PD 997 confers Civil Service eligibilities on Scientific and Technological Specialists on the bases of their qualifications gained through advanced education or research and teaching experience. This aims to facilitate the implementation of PD 997 and provide technical and administrative support to the PD 997 Committee and technical working group, particularly in processing and evaluating candidates.

The study is aimed at tracking the scholar-graduates of the various scholarship programs being implemented by the SEI-DOST, with the ultimate objective of determining the impact of these programs to individual and/or national development. It seeks to assess the effectiveness of the scholarship programs being implemented by the DOST-SEI.