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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

Malaysia

Tel: +603-8947 1622

nayan@upm.my

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Greetings, 
 
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

Guidelines

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.

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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

ASEAN IVO

 

 

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.

Guidelines

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.

https://www.britishcouncil.my/famelab

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).

 

APPLICATION FOR 2018 ASEAN-US SCIENCE PRIZE FOR WOMEN

 

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:
http://www.science4innovation.org/index.php/fellowships/

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

 

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

Dear intellectuals,

Greetings,

The Mustafa(PBUH) Prize, as the most distinguished symbol of scientific achievement in the Islamic world, is presented to top scientists and researchers along with a cash prize of $500,000. Following the successful organization of two award ceremonies, the Mustafa(PBUH) Science and Technology Foundation proudly presents the KANS scientific competition aimed at supporting the young elites.

To enter this event, scientists, researchers, inventors, and students under 45 years of age can send us their scientific achievements in the form of ideas, research papers, books, and inventions in the fields of economics, information and communication technology, water and the environment, energy, and health.

You are hereby invited to submit a 3-5 minute video of your achievements to the KANS Prize secretariat through our website. It should be noted that the top 15 entrants will be offered the opportunity to present their achievements to the world's leading scientists in addition to receiving the KANS gold medal.

For further information and to enter the event, please visit the KANS Scientific competition website. To increase the number of participants and the quality of this event, please share this call for submissions with colleagues and other students.

KANS Scientific Competition website: Kans.MustafaPrize.org

If you have problem to open the website, please use Internet Explorer.

                                                            Respectfully yours,

                                                            KANS Secretariat

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

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

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

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.

RESEARCH MANAGEMENT CENTRE
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang
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