Merdeka Award Grant for International Attachment 2018 - Call-To-Entry
Greetings from the Merdeka Award Secretariat. Merdeka Award is excited to announce that applications are currently being accepted for the Merdeka Award Grant for International Attachment 2018. The Grant will be awarded to qualified and deserving young Malaysians, between the ages of 22-35, to participate in collaborative projects or programmes of up to three months at internationally-recognised host institutions, corporations, agencies and organisations of their choice to enrich their learning and research experience in pursuit of excellence in their respective fields. We would be grateful if you could share information on the Grant with your colleagues, students and staff, and encourage them to apply for this Grant. Further information on the Grant and online application forms are available at www.merdekaaward.my . Thank you.
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Invitation for Proposals for International Collaborative Research and ICT Pilot Projects for Rural Areas for 2018 (Funded by the Government of Japan)

Universiti Putra Malaysia has become one of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) Member and now APT is inviting the members to submit proposals for

1) International Collaborative Research (Category I)

2) ICT Pilot Projects for Rural Areas (Category II)

As an organization to promote ICT development which requires various stakeholders’ involvement, APT has been providing a platform to facilitate ICT development activities in this region. The International Collaborative Research and the ICT Pilot Projects
for Rural Areas are important and concrete activities to fulfill APT’s objectives, which aim to;

  • Promote the exchange of advanced knowledge and technical know-how among ICT researchers/engineers in the Asia-Pacific region through international collaborative research projects on advanced ICT and ICT utilization; and
  • Narrow digital divide in the Asia-Pacific region by promoting and establishing pilot projects to ensure the access to ICT in rural areas of APT Members and to facilitate development of ICT infrastructures/services in the region.

The financial supports for these activities are:

1) International Collaborative Research (Category I) - maximum USD 60,000 (USD 80,000 in the fields of disaster communications or environment);

2) ICT Pilot Projects for Rural Areas (Category II) - maximum USD 200,000.

However, final budget allocation to each project is subject to careful examination of the proposal.

We would appreciate it very much if you could submit your proposals using the appended Application Form and Accounting Form (can be downloaded here) of each Category. 

The project proposals should be submitted to RMC as the APT Members contact point, preferably by e-mail at: aduwati@upm.edu.my (Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Aduwati binti Sali) and nhm@upm.edu.my (Ms. Nor Hidayah binti Mohammad) no later than 12 September 2018

For more information, please read the Invitation Letter and details of each category here. You also can visit APT website at http://www.apt.int/APTICT.

We hope to receive many submissions from our researchers.

Thank you.

HORIZON EUROPE (2021 - 2027) The European Commission proposes a 100 billion EURO budget for research and innovation!

European Innovation Council (EIC) Prize for Early Warning Epidemics | €5 million prize to find the best solution for setting up an early warning system for epidemics. The challenge is to develop a scalable, reliable, and cost-effective early-warning system prototype to forecast and monitor vector-borne diseases in order to contribute to the prevention of outbreaks, mitigating their impact on local, regional and global scales, and providing support to existing elimination efforts. | Eligibility: This prize is open to all legal entities (i.e. natural or legal persons, including international organisations) or groups of legal entities. | Deadline: 1 SEPTEMBER 2018

140 postdoctoral host offers linked to Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellows - The Complutense University of Madrid (SPAIN) | Eligibility: experienced researchers (PhD or 4 years of full time research experience) | Duration: 12-24 months | Deadline: 12 SEPTEMBER 2018

Various Opportunities in Social Sciences & Humanities at the European University Institute in Florence (ITALY)

Opportunity to invite German research partners to deliver scientific talks / traveling conferences at research institutions in ASEAN (call text in German) | Eligibility: application has to be submitted by the German partner | Deadline: 29 JUNE 2018

Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (P.R.I.M.E.)  (GERMANY) | Postdoctoral researchers of all nationalities, who see their long-term career perspectives in Germany, will be given the opportunity to combine employment at a German university with a research stay abroad. Funding is provided through an 18-month temporary job position at the selected German University, in which 12 months have to be spent abroad and 6 months (re-integration phase) at a German university. The re-integration phase is mandatory. Applications may be submitted before completion of the PhD. However, the PhD must be completed before the start of the funding period. | Deadline: 31 AUGUST 2018

DAAD - Postdoctoral Reseachers' Networking Tour (GERMANY) | Artifical Intelligence Coming of Age: Research & Development in Germany, 23 - 29 September 2018 | Eligibility: applicants should have obtained their PhD less than 5 years ago | Deadline: 15 JULY 2018

DAAD - Development Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS) (GERMANY) | The EPOS programme offers individual scholarships to participants from developing countries so that they may study development-related postgraduate courses at selected universities in Germany. | Eligibility: Professionals and managerial staff from developing countries and emerging economies (list of eligible countries) | Deadline: various

Postdoc Fellowship Programme in Theoretical Physics - CERN (SWITZERLAND) | Eligibility: PhD holders (theoretical physics) with macimum of 10 years of research experience) | Duration: The Fellowship is granted for two years and can exceptionally be extended to a third year | Deadline: 3 SEPTEMBER 2018

EURAXESS Prize for the wnners of Falling Walls Lab across ASEAN | The winners of the Falling Walls Lab competitions in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Jakarta and Vietnam will win the EURAXESS Prize. With a value of EUR 600 it offers the unique opportunity to visit a research lab or university in any of the 28 member countries of the European Union | Deadline: various - NEW: Singapore - Deadline extended until 15 JULY 2018

EURAXESS Worldwide now also covers South Korea, New Zealand & Australia

Greetings from the Academy of Sciences Malaysia!

YBhg Academician/ Tan Sri/ Datuk/ Dato'/ Professor/ Dr/ Sir/ Madam,

IAP for Health Young Physician Leaders Programme 2018 (YPL 2018)

IAP for Health is seeking candidates to participate in the 8th IAP for Health Young Physician Leaders Programme (YPL 2018) to be held from 12-16 October 2018 in conjunction with the 10th World Health Summit in Berlin, Germany, 14 to 16 October 2018.

As one of the member of academies under IAP for Health, the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) will hold a national level selection for Malaysian young scientists in the fields of clinical medicine, medical education, public health or health policy. Selected Malaysian candidates will then be submitted to the scientific committee chaired by the IAP for Health Co-Chairs, which consists of an international panel of medical and scientific professionals. 

The selection criteria for the YPL programme are as follows:

1. Malaysian young scientists under the age of 40 at the time of application.

2. Applicants need to be young scientists who are pursuing a career in medical education, clinical leadership, public health and health policy as well as health services management.

3. Applicants must show great promise for leadership in their chosen career.

4. Applicants must be enthusiastic, with outstanding communication skills and the ability, desire and personality to represent the medical profession well when interacting with senior professionals from multiple sectors who will be attending the World Health Summit. 

Funding arrangements for the YPL programme are as follows: 

1. The local costs (accommodation, meals and World Health Summit registration) will be covered by the organizers for successful candidates.

2. Candidates have option to request for partial financial support in the application form; however, priority will be given to candidates from least developed countries.

3. Successful candidates will receive funding for flight tickets. However, candidates are fully responsible for other expenses, such as personal insurance and daily allowances during the course of the programme. Candidates may also approach their respective higher learning institutions or research institutes for funding.

Following the application, The Academy’s Medical and Health Sciences Disciplines Group will then select the two (2) most outstanding candidates to be submitted to the IAP for Health’s Selection Panel for final decision.

Besides the IAP for Health Application Form, candidates are also required to submit a CV no longer than four (4) pages and a list of publications as supporting documents. The IAP for Health Application Form must be submitted by using the online form https://tinyurl.com/YPL2018 and in Word format. 

Completed application must be emailed no later than 4 July 2018 to suraya@akademisains.gov.my.

For further enquiries, please contact Ms. Aimi Suraya Abdul Kahar at +603-6203 0633. 

The Academy looks forward to your support and cooperation towards the success of this programme.

Thank you.

Best regards,

Syafiq Shafiee

ASM Science Communication

The latest Synthesis Magazine is out now. Have a read at this link.


The L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO invite you to put forward the names of extraordinary female scientists for the 2019 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards.

For the first time, the 2019 Awards will designate five outstanding researchers in the Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science, each working in one of the following regions: Africa and the Arab States, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America & North America.
The Awards will be presented in March 2019 in Paris to the five women selected by an international jury for their outstanding contribution to scientific advancement. Each of the Award Laureates will receive €100,000.

In order to nominate a candidate, please follow the registration procedure on the For Women in Science platform accessible via www.forwomeninscience.com. From the website, you will be able to upload all the necessary documents in order to submit the nomination. Please note that nomination files must be submitted by midnight on June 29th 2018 (France GMT/UTC + 2h). Only completed nominations received through the platform by this deadline will be considered.

We thank you for your active participation in ensuring that the best female researchers from each continent are recognized and rewarded for their scientific excellence.
ABOUT THE L’Oréal-UNESCO FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE PROGRAM: since its creation in 1998, the For Women in Science program has expanded each year. To date, the L’Oréal-UNESCO partnership has distinguished 102 eminent women at the height of their scientific careers and supported 3022 promising young women scientists through doctoral and postdoctoral Fellowships. Today, over 3124 women have been recognized in 117 countries.

In 2009, two of the 2008 L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards Laureates received a Nobel Prize in their field of expertise: Elizabeth Blackburn in Medicine or Physiology and Ada Yonath in Chemistry.

SELECTION CRITERIA: The candidate must be recognized for her personal scientific excellence among the international scientific community – Be actively involved in scientific research – Be involved in any field of the Physical Sciences, Mathematics or Computer Science – Not be directly or personally involved in the For Women in Science program, as a jury member or otherwise, in any country.

MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS & RENOMINATIONS: if you wish to nominate several candidates or re-nominate a candidate you presented in the past, you may do so

Greetings from the Malaysian Academy of Sciences,

YBhg Academician / Tan Sri / Datuk / Dato '/ Professor / Dr / Sir / Madam,

ISESCO 2018 Research Grant

Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) is a collaborative effort between the members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) aimed at enhancing understanding and cooperation in education, science and culture.

In addition, ISESCO Center for Promotion of Scientific Research (ICPSR) is a special organization under ISESCO which aims to support and enhance the activities and advancement of member states in science and technology research. Among the ICPSR initiatives is the granting of research grants of up to USD10,000 for a two-year period to researchers under the age of 40 (individuals / groups) in member countries to conduct research in the following areas:

i. Nanotechnology;

ii. Health Biotechnology;

iii. Agricultural Biotechnology;

iv. Frontier Areas of Science and Technology;

v. Engineering Sciences;

vi. Medicinal Plant;

vii. Information and Communication Technologies;

viii. Applied Sciences; and

ix. Biological Sciences.

The applicant must have a Ph.D in the field applied and hold a position at a public university or government research institution where the proposed project will be conducted. Further information is as in the application form can be accessed at:

In connection with this matter, it is requested for all the assistance and cooperation to extend this invitation to their respective organizations.

Those interested may submit their application to the Policy and International Relations Division, Ministry of Education Malaysia on or before 2 July 2018 (Monday) in accordance with the guidelines and application forms.

Please contact Mr Umathevi Ponnusamy at 03-88846107 / email to uma.ponnusamy@moe.gov.my for further inquiries.

Thank you.

Syafiq Shafiee
Communication Science ASM

Greetings from the Merdeka Award Secretariat.
Merdeka Award is excited to announce that applications are currently being accepted for the Merdeka Award Grant for International Attachment 2018.
The Grant will be awarded to qualified and deserving young Malaysians, between the ages of 22-35, to participate in collaborative projects or programmes of up to three months at internationally-recognised host institutions, corporations, agencies and organisations of their choice to enrich their learning and research experience in pursuit of excellence in their respective fields.
We would be grateful if you could share information on the Grant with your colleagues, students and staff, and encourage them to apply for this Grant.
Further information on the Grant and online application forms are available at www.merdekaaward.my .
Contact person :
Aida Fedelia Ahmad Fawzi
Merdeka Award Secretariat, Group Strategic Communications, PETRONAS.
Level 16, Tower 1, PETRONAS Twin Towers, KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: +603 2392 5232 | Fax: +603 2331 3277
Email: fedelia.fawzi@petronas.com.my
Thank you.

The Research Management Centre (RMC), UPM would like to inform that Research Grant Division has initiated MyGrant Helpdesk  to assist the UPM researchers on Minister of Higher Education (MOHE) grants.

Contact hours : 9.00 am - 5.00 pm (Monday - Friday)

Contact details : 013 - 245 0502 (call/text/whatssapp)

Problem about Grants ? RMC has the solution plan !



I am pleased to inform you that the Work Programme 2018-2020 of Horizon 2020, the EU's Research and Innovation funding programme, was launched by the European Commission today.

Horizon 2020 is the largest multinational programme dedicated to research & innovation and it is "open to the world". This means that researchers, universities, research organisations, companies and non-governmental organisations from across the globe can apply to participate in the activities of the Work Programme carried out mainly through calls  for proposals.

The calls of the Work Programme launched today represent a major investment of €30 billion. These offer an extraordinary occasion for the scientific community and innovators in third countries to tap on the opportunities offered  by Horizon 2020 working together with counterparts from the EU and countries associated to Horizon 2020 in areas  of mutual interest.

In addition to this general opening, in this Work Programme, international cooperation in research and innovation has been strengthened through the inclusion of a list of 30 flagship initiatives with specific countries in areas of mutual benefit worth over €1billion.

For your information and further dissemination, please check our Press Release and the attached Fact Sheet prepared for the launching of the new Work Programme, a presentation highlighting International Cooperation and the list of flagships.

If you are interested to apply, consult the Horizon 2020 participant portal: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/  and help us raising awareness of the opportunities offered by Horizon 2020 within your communities and networks.


Pertanika invites you to explore frontiers from all fields of Agriculture, Science and Technology to Social Sciences and Humanities.


You may contribute your scientific work for publishing in UPM's newly referable hallmark journals either as a regular article, short communications, or a review article in our forthcoming issues.


Submissions should be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 300 words and your manuscript should be no more than 6,000 words, including notes and abstract.  Submissions should conform to the Pertanika style, which is available at www.pertanika.upm.edu.my or by mail or email upon request.







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