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Industry Collaboration Engagement Day (ICE Day) is a program by Private and International Grant Division of Research Management Centre, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).

Site Evaluation for Malaysia Achievement Research Assessment (MyRA) 2016

Assalamualaikum w.b.t and Greetings,
YBhg. Prof. Dato'/Datuk/Datin Paduka/Dr./Tuan/Puan,
Regarding the above matter, Research Management Centre (RMC) has been developing a new system called Putra Research & Innovation Management System (PRIMS).
The development of this system is purposely for improving the process of collecting and monitoring research data for the necessity of university reports and The Annual Achievement Assessment (Academic Officer) e-LPPT
Therefore, RMC would like to inform that PRIMS has been operating effective on 16 October 2017 (Monday).
The system is also can be reached via this link prims.upm.edu.my
Please refer to system-manual for the easy access.
For enquiries, you can further your questions regarding PRIMS to km@upm.edu.my / bgp.rmc@upm.edu.my

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.







Remember, Pertanika is the resource to support you in strengthening research and research management capacity.


Mail your submissions to:

Dr. Nayan KANWALJST                                

Chief Executive Editor

Pertanika Editorial Office, UPM Press

Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (R&I)

1st Floor, IDEA Tower II, UPM-MDTC Technology Centre

Universiti Putra MalaysiaJSSH

43400 UPM, Serdang, Selangor


Tel: +603-8947 1622


السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

YBhg. Dato'/Prof./Tuan/Puan,
It is being informed that Malaysia through MOSTI has received the invitation from NAM S & T Center to submit nominations for Joint NAM S & T Center - ICCBS Fellowship in Natural Products Chemistry, Drugs and Pharmaceuticals 2017-2018 jointly organized by NAM S & T Center and International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences ) of the HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry as well as Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan.
Nominations of qualified and interested candidates should be submitted to MOSTI officers via email teoh@mosti.gov.my and nazratul@mosti.gov.my before or on November 10, 2017 (Friday) by submitting application forms (as in Attachments), as well as documents - Relevant supporting documentation for the purpose of authentication by MOSTI as Focal Point NAM S & T Center in Malaysia.

Financial aids for the publication of journals is an initiative to enable the publication of high-impact journal articles. Apart from increasing the number of published journal articles, this initiative is a means to encourage academic staff to produce high quality articles.

Therefore, RMC would like to invite to all academics to apply for the service as the encouragement to publish paper into high-impact journals.

For more information, please contact Mr. Zainal Abd. Kadir at i 03-8947 1638 or zainal@upm.edu.my

Application Form

Application Guidelines

Effective on 1st November 2017, Research Management Centre (RMC), has initiated the Professional Bodies Membership Fees to the UPM academics. The service is offered to encourage UPM academics to be the member of local and international organisations.

Therefore, RMC would like to invite to all academics to apply for the service as the encouragement to be a member of local and international organisations.

For more information, please contact Mr. Zainal Abd. Kadir at 03-8947 1638 or zainal@upm.edu.my or Mr. Muhammad Haikal bin Shariff at 03-8947 1638 or m.haikalshariff@gmail.com.

Application Form


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.


Malaysia Laboratories for Academia-Business Collaboration (MyLAB) is established to expand the collaboration networking between Higher Education Institution (IPT) and industry sectors. This program is offered to focus on the development of local technology and innovation and also systematic knowledge and source transferring.

Therefore, , MyLAB is hoped to be able to promote the achievements of research through the innovative and advanced invention and be advance in niche areas that are very strategic in producing total solution showcase and ready to be marketed via the collaboration between IPT and the industries.

The funding of MyLAB covers nine (9) technology fields that have been identified, which are :

  1. Nano technology
  2. Biotechnology
  3. Aerospace
  4. Automotive & Transport Technology
  5. Oil & Gas
  6. Renewable Energy
  7. Health Care
  8. Green Technology
  9. Food Security

The application is open to all Public Universities (UA) and subject to the terms and condition of MyLAB 2/2017 Application Guidelines.

- to MyLAB webpage

ICT Virtual Organization of ASEAN Institutes and NICT




Call for Proposals 2018



To bring the benefit of ICT to every social and geographic corner, to solve the common problems such as environmental problems, food supply, natural disasters and digital divides in the ASEAN region, all members of ASEAN IVO have the responsibility to accelerate Research and Development in the field of ICT. We consider that collaboration between institutions and between countries is one of the most important tools for this purpose, and ASEAN IVO is to launch new joint projects in spring 2018 to promote such collaboration in the ICT field.


In this year’s Call, the topics mainly focus on application development to provide solutions for specific regional needs or environmental or social problems. Projects would ideally have a strong outlook to conduct a demonstration by the final year of the project. Proposals from all technical fields are welcome and they will be evaluated on the potential benefit of output.


ASEAN IVO -- Call for Proposals 2018 is now open to all members of ASEAN IVO to make new projects in the ICT field starting from April, 2018. Please fill in the Proposal Form and submit it to the ASEAN IVO Secretariat.


Link to website

The Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) through the Top Research Scientists Malaysia (TRSM) initiative aims to identify and recognize the leading research scientists who are active in research and development (R&D) in Malaysia, acknowledge their contribution and showcase them as experts in their respective research areas through the TRSM database. The Top Research Scientists Malaysia can be role models of excellence, mentors to the next generation and leaders to forge the STI agenda of the nation. 

The FameLab Malaysia is coming back this year. We would like to invite you and your friends to take part in the FameLab, a world known science communication competition. 

We are looking for stars of tomorrow who can show off their expertise in science in a fascinating and engaging way. We are calling on those who are 21 years old or above, studying or working in science, engineering, technology, medicine or mathematics to enter the contest to find Malaysia's most talented candidate to join the world stage of Famelab International


You can also visit the following website for more information.


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 !



Warmest greetings from National Cheng Kung University and SATU Presidents' Forum International Secretariat!

We are more than happy to see the Joint Research Scheme programs are getting more and more attention from our member universities since 2012. The 2018 Joint Research Scheme is now calling for host, we believe that our member universities as renowned research institutions are capable in terms of research dynamic and finance to host and facilitate such a scheme.

The hosting institution is expected to secure their own funds for their research project, SATU International Secretariat does not provide research funding for host. If you have a topic and are looking for a chance to work with other member universities, please fill in the attached application form and email to satu@email.ncku.edu.tw before April 20 (Fri.), 2018.

SATU International Secretariat would make sure that the opportunities of Joint Research Scheme are properly announced to partner universities. When the application forms for Co-PI (Principal Investigator) are collected, the SATU International Secretariat would hand the forms over to PIs to choose appropriate Co-PIs. PIs might be invited to 2018 Presidents’ Forum to present their project achievements with accommodation support.

Please let us know with a simple email reply if host is really not a good choice this year, taking part as a Co-PI would also suffice, thank you for your participation.

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Application forms (forward to RMC)

YBhg Professor/ Associate Professor/ Dr,


Greetings from the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM).




The United States Government, in partnership with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL), is calling for applications for the 2018 ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women . This Prize aims to strengthen ASEAN science and technology capacity and gender equality and improvement. The theme this year is “Precision Agriculture”.


In relation to this, we seek YBhg Professor/ Associate Professor/ Dr’s kind assistance and cooperation to disseminate this information / nominate the most suitable individual from Malaysia who has been working at the intersection of agriculture, digital tools, technology, and data to help smallholder farmers:


  • Improve and economize farming practices
  • Increase agricultural outputs and livelihoods
  • Create sustainability and improve environmental standards
  • Adapt to shocks and stressors related to farming in volatile climates


The individual should be:


  • Female professional working in applied science
  • Citizen and resident of an ASEAN member state (ASEAN member states include: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam)
  • Holder of a PhD or equivalent degree
  • 40 years of age or younger at the time of submission
  • Expert / practitioner in this year’s theme of precision agriculture


Attached herewith are the Information on the 2018 ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women, together with the application form for YBhg Professor/ Associate Professor/ Dr’s reference and further action. Kindly read the Information on the 2018 ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women first.


Completed application forms with the curriculum vitae can be via email to wani@akademisains.gov.my before 25 April 2018 (Wednesday). This is to enable the nominations to be forwarded to the ASM Science Awards Steering Committee for screening process prior to the submission to the award administrator before 6 May 2018.


For any further inquiry or information regarding the prize, YBhg Professor/ Associate Professor/ Dr may contact Ms Syazwani Ramli (Executive of STI Strategic Programme Unit), ASM at (Tel: 03-6203 0633 or email: wani@akademisains.gov.my).


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.

Ajinomoto CO. Innovation Alliance Program (AIAP) was renewed in 2018.

  • Ajinomoto Co. funds innovative ideas and technologies providing potential seeds for our future business.
  • Intellectual property rights remains with the applicants.
  • Simple application process and fast decision enables quick research startup.
  • Funding and research period: JPY2 million for 1 year research.
  • Outstanding research will be promoted for further collaboration.

Target Fields

  1. Innovative ideas for diagnosis and digital technology to provide personalized nutrition services.
  2. Novel manufacturing and analytical technology (to improve and compensate Ajinomoto group's technology such as AJIPHASE® and Corynex®) for peptides, proteins, oligonucleotides and their derivatives.
  3. Innovative ideas for the process in which cell therapy products (CTPs) are prepared, stored and delivered to patients.
  4. Innovative ideas for next-generation food ingredients, food processing technology and preservation methods that contribute to food sustainability.
  5. Innovative ideas for manufacturing, processing and functionalization of food protein.

Warmest greetings!

We are more than happy to inform that 2018 Joint Research Scheme, under the SATU's Presidents' Forum, is now calling for Co-PI applications. All researchers are encourage to apply and submit the application to RMC by 23 May 2018 as RMC needs to endorse the form. All the applications will be submitted in one batch by RMC to the organizer on behalf of the researchers.

Download the application form contains the projects list  here. Please kindly note that one application will apply to one project only. If any applicants wish to apply for more than one project, please fill out individual applications for every project.

Please send the application form to engkuliyana@upm.edu.my and nsyahirah@upm.edu.my by 23 May 2018. For any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact 03 8947 1010 (Cik Engku Liyana) / 1639 (Cik Nur Syahirah).

We hope to received many applications from the researchers in UPM.


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

Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor Darul Ehsan
03-8947 1637