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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

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

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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.

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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.


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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.

Click for more info:


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.


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,


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 SkÅ‚odowska-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 3 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.

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H2020: Fellowships & Funding Opportunities

Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF) for postdoctoral mobility of researchers within (European Fellowships) and beyond Europe (Global Fellowships) Deadline: 12 September 2018.

European Innovation Council (EIC) Horizon Prize: Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aidrewarding the best, proven, cost-effective, tech-based solutions for Humanitarian Aid and will amount to €5mopen to all legal entities Deadline for registration of interest: 15 September 2019

Erasmus+ Joint Master Degrees (JMD) are offered by an international consortium of higher education institutions. Students from anywhere in the world at master's level can apply for these degrees and one of the approx. 15 student and 4 guest lecturers scholarships. Deadlines: various (depending on each consortium’s rules for application. Most consortia will require applications to be submitted between October and January, for courses starting the following academic year.

Europe: Fellowships & Funding Opportunities

AUSTRIA Institute of Science and Technology call for professors for internationally accomplished scientists in all areas. Deadlines: On-going for Professor applications.

AUSTRIA Lise Meitner Programme for Scientists from Abroad. Open to highly qualified scientists of any discipline with an invitation from an Austrian research institution. Applications accepted continuously, no application deadlines.

FINLAND CIMO FellowshipsOpen to young doctoral level students and researchers from all countries and from all academic fieldsNo application deadline.

FINLAND – EDUFI fellowships open to young Doctoral level students and researchers from all countries and from all academic fields. The scholarship period may vary from 3 to 12 months. Applications may be considered at all times. However, applications should be submitted at least 5 months before the intended scholarship period.

FRANCE – INRIA The "Internships" Programme (Incoming): Research training experience for students from all over the world; Undergraduate, masters or PhD students come and spend a few months in an Inria research team; 2-6 months with fixed remuneration around 500€ per month. Deadline: check on website

FRANCE – 15 Postdoctoral Fellowships on Biology and Information Technologies open to all nationalities at the French Atomic and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA). No specific application deadline: The positions are open until they are filled by appropriate candidates

FRANCE – INRIA International Chairs (Incoming) Funding for long stays by eminent international researchers in INRIA's project teams. Programme covers 12 months spread over 5 years. Open to high-level researchers who have their main professional activity outside of France. Deadline: 30 September 2018.

FRANCE PRESTIGE Postdoc programme. The PRESTIGE programme, coordinated by Campus France, aims at fostering the international mobility of post-doc researchers. Three mobility schemes are available:

  • Incoming, allowing foreign researchers to carry out their post-doctoral research work in France;
  • Outgoing, for researchers from France wishing to carry out a post- doctoral research project in another country;
  • Re-integration, targeted at nationals of EU Member States or Associated Countries working in research for at least 3 years in another Third Country to come to France to further develop their career.
  • Applications are open all year round with four cut off dates:  31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December.

GERMANY- Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers. Open to Experienced Researchers of all nationalities and in all disciplines. Offer to spend up to 18 months collaborating with an academic host at a research institution in Germany. Deadline: Rolling (Note: The selection committee meets three times a year, in March, July and November.)

UK - Leverhulme Trust Visiting ProfessorshipsThe Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorships are awarded to UK institutions that wish to invite an eminent researcher from overseas for an extended stay in the UK to enhance the knowledge and skills of academic staff or the student body within the host institution. Applications will be considered in all subject areas with the following exceptions: studies of disease, illness and disabilities in humans and animals, or research that is intended to inform clinical practice or the development of medical applications. Applications must be made by a member of academic staff, based in a UK university or other higher education institution, who will be responsible for co-ordinating the visit. Visiting Professorships last for between 3 and 12 months. Deadline: 11 October 2018.

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The 2nd Joint Call for Proposals in the thematic areas BIOECONOMY and INFECTIOUS DISEASES under the Southeast Asia-Europe Joint Funding Scheme for Research and Innovation has been launched. The deadline for the submission of Proposals is 18 September 2018.

Click here to apply.

Historically, carbons have been a key material for appearance of new culture, such as pencil rod, lighting ball with carbon filament, aerospace technology by carbon fibers and lithium ion battery with carbon anode. Different from conventional carbon, nanocarbon is defined as structure and morphology controlled carbon materials in nanometer scale to provide innovative performances, such as fullerenes, carbon nanotubes and graphene.

In this regard, ITMA in collaboration with RMC will host the 'Distinguished Lecture & Collaboration (DLC) Series 4.0' themed 'Nanocarbon Innovation for the 21st Century'. The invited speaker is Prof. Morinobu Endo from Shinshu University, Japan. Following is the information:

Date: 14 Ogos 2018

Time: 9.00 am - 12.30 pm

Venue: Level 3, Auditorium Rashdan Baba, TNCPI Office (White House)

Program's tentative:

09.00-09.30am - Registration
09.30-10.30am - Special Lecture - Nanocarbon Innovation for the 21st Century
10.30-10.45am - Coffee Break
10.45-11.45am - Sharing session on carrying out and publishing high impact research
11.45am onwards - Q & A and networking
All are invited for free admission.
Please click here to register by 10 August 2018.

H2020: Fellowships & Funding Opportunities


EU/various: 15 PhD positions in the Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie ITN SULTAN “Remediation and Reprocessing of Sulfidic Mining Waste Sites”. Interdisciplinary and intersectoral expertise of leading EIT RawMaterials members, world-leading mining and chemical companies, located in Belgium, Germany, Finland, Portugal, Switzerland, Spain and the Netherlands. Deadline: various

EU/various: 15 PhD positions in the Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie ITN SAGEX. "Scattering Amplitudes: from Geometry to Experiment". The positions will all last three years and will allow all students to participate in an exciting programme comprising international schools, workshops, and secondments at academic as well as industrial partners. Deadline: various


Europe: Fellowships & Funding Opportunities

GERMANY: Doctoral scholarships from the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (Incoming): For socially engaged doctoral students of any nationality, in all disciplines and of any age. Deadlines: 31 October 2018

GERMANY: Research grant Fraunhofer Attract (Incoming) offering outstanding external scientists the opportunity to develop their ideas towards an actual application within an optimally equipped Fraunhofer institute operating close to the market; Funding: €2,5 Million over 5 years; Deadline: 2 October 2018

GERMANY: DLR-DAAD Research Incoming Fellowships in the fields of Space, Aeronautics, Energy and Transportation Research open to foreign doctoral and postdoctoral students as well as senior scientistsDeadlines depend on the current offers.

SLOVAK REPUBLIC: (National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic - NSP) –  incoming / outgoing sandwich scholarships in all areas for PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists. Outgoing stays vary from 1 to 10 months for PhD students and 3 to 6 months for postdoctoral researchers. Deadline31 October 2018

The Department of Process and Food Engineering, Faculty of Engineering UPM will be organizing a distinguished talk by Prof. Bhesh Bhandari from The University of Queensland on 15th August 2018 (Wednesday).

The details of the event are as follows:

Speaker: Prof. Bhesh Bhandari (The University of Queensland)

Title: Nanobubbles Application in Food Processing

Date: 15th August 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Venue: Dewan Seminar, Level 2, Faculty of Engineering, UPM

All are invited. For more information, please refer to the attached poster below. See you there!


As UPM is now a member of Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT), UPM researchers are invited to submit proposals for Project to Facilitate ICT Applications in the Asia-Pacific funded by the Extra Budgetary Contribution from the Republic of Korea (EBC-K).

The objective of the project is to facilitate the development of ICT applications and its usage in APT member countries in order to increase efficiency and productivity or to provide new economic values and benefits in the field of services or industries of APT member countries.

Interested researchers are invited to submit the proposals for this project by completing and sending the Application Form and Accounting Formby email to aduwati@upm.edu.my (Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Aduwati) and nhm@upm.edu.my (Miss Hidayah) no later than 27 November 2018.

For more information, please further your questions to Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Aduwati (03 8947 1611) or Miss Hidayah (03 8947 1290).

We hope to receive many submissions from our researchers.

Thank you.



ASEAN IVO Forum 2018 will provide a place for all ASEAN IVO members to exchange ideas, discuss R&D topics and coordinate projects. Any and all members of ASEAN IVO can apply for the ASEAN IVO Forum 2018. We are currently accepting abstracts for presentations.


The topics of this year are connected to ICT for a Secure and Sustainable Future:

1. ICT Solutions from Farm to Meal

2. ICT for Environment Protection and Disaster Prevention 


3. Secure and Sustainable Connected Society

Important dates:

1. Deadline for abstract submission: Oct. 15, 2018

2. Forum registration deadline for speakers: Oct. 15, 2018

3. ASEAN IVO Forum 2018: Nov. 27, 2018


(Tentative): Jakarta, Indonesia

The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT), Indonesia Telkom University (Tel-U), Indonesia

Travel and Accommodation

NICT can provide the round trip flight ticket at discount economy class and hotel accommodation for speakers of all presentations selected for support.


(1)  Procedure: Submit applications by filling in all necessary items in the submission and registration form and E-mailing it by attachment in MS Word and PDF format.

(2)  Submit to: ASEAN IVO Secretariat

Dr. Hiroshi EMOTO

International Research Advancement Office, Global Alliance Department

National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

4-2-1, Nukui-Kita, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8795, Japan

Tel: +81-42-327-7319

Fax: +81-42-327-5321

Email: asean_ivo_sc_nict@ml.nict.go.jp

Greetings from the Academy of Sciences Malaysia.

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

You are cordially invited to the ASM Fellows’ Lecture by Dr. Gan Seng Neon FASc.

The details of the lecture are as follows:

Date: 2 October 2018 - Tuesday

Time: 10 am

Venue: Function Hall, Academy of Sciences Malaysia

To attend, please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/asm-fellows-lecture-by-dr-gan-seng-neon-fasc-tickets-49879760707

For further information, please contact Ms. Lina or Ms. Musliha at +603 6206 0633 or email: lina@akademisains.gov.my/musliha@akademisains.gov.my

Please extend this invitation to your relevant contacts.

Thank you.

Best regards,

Syafiq Shafiee

Science Communication Unit - Corporate Communication

ASM Email Sign Bigger

Assalamualaikum wbt dan Salam Sejahtera.

The Malaysian Technical Standards Forum Bhd (MTSFB) is glad to announce the availability of fund under the Industry Promotion and Development Grant, to any organisations interested to develop a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) project. The grants are as below:

  1. Internet of Things (IoT) & New Technologies ( Grant opening from 25th September - 24th October 2018)
  2. Green ICT (GICT) (Grant opening from 01st October - 31th October 2018)

For more details and updates on the grant, kindly visit MTSFB’s website via the link - http://www.mtsfb.org.my/grant

MTSFB will organise a briefing session to share with the applicants on the grant application process. You may register for attendance here.

Therefore, you are invited to attend the INDUSTRY PROMOTION AND DEVELOPMENT GRANT briefing session, which is scheduled as below: 

Date                 :           4th October 2018 (Thursday)

Time                :           10:00am – 12:30pm

Venue              :           Auditorium, Ground Floor, MCMC Old Building

Agenda            :           (As below)



10.00am – 10.30am


10.30am – 10.45am

Welcoming Remarks

10.45am – 12.00pm

Briefing on MTSFB Grant

12.00pm – 12.30pm

Q&A Session


End of Session

You may extend this invitation to any interested party.  

For any enquiries, kindly contact:

En Mohammad Hafiz Halal (hafiz@mtsfb.org.my

En Mohamad Norzamir Mat Taib (zamir@mtsfb.org.my)

Thanks and regards,


Senior Manager


Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission (MCMC Old Building)

Off Persiaran Multimedia,

Jalan Impact

63000 Cyberjaya

Selangor Darul Ehsan

Tel : + 603-8320 0300/0308

Fax: + 603-8322 0115

HP : +6012-382 7381


Greetings! You are invited to the lecture series organized by the Faculty of Forestry, UPM.

The details are as followed:

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Rory P.D. Walsh

Title: Longer Term Impacts of Repeat-Logging and Oil Palm Land Uses and Ways to Reduce Them - messages from research in Sabah

Date: 18 October 2018 (Thursday)

Venue: Forest Lecture Hall, Faculty of Forestry

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) takes pleasure in inviting you to the MCMC RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM. The objective of this symposium is to provide a platform for key stakeholders to discuss the following key issues pertaining to societal opportunities, challenges and gaps in the digital age that are pertinent to the promotion and fulfilment of a digital civil society together with the protection of vulnerable and potentially marginalised groups.

The details are as followed:

Date: 21 November 2018, Wed

Time: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Venue: Putrajaya Marriott Hotel, IOI Resort City

This one (1) day forum is open to participants from Malaysia and other countries. Attendance is FREE. Limited seats are available and early application is encourage as seats are on a first-come-first-served basis. Participants are requested to self-register at: [https://goo.gl/forms/2WKyCgwDuBBrLWdr2] which is now open until 18 November 2018. 

If you have any queries, please contact Ms. Atiqah Nabilah Mohd Salleh at 03-86887854/ Mrs. Dayang Aidah Awang Piut at 03-86888064 or send an email marked Forum Query to irlcd@cmc.gov.my.

The draft agenda is attached for your reference.

Our latest issue of Synthesis Magazine with Food & Health theme is out now !

Attention to all lecturers.

You are invited to attend AKEPT Leadership Training Session: "How Do You Future-Proof Your Career in a Technologically Evolving World?"

Date: 1st November 2018
Time: 9 am to 1 pm (Lunch will be provided)
Venue: Higher Education Leadership Academy (AKEPT)
Lebuh Enstek, 71760 Bandar Enstek, Negeri Sembilan

The information on the leadership session is attached. Please register ahead so that AKEPT can prepare the refreshments accordingly.

To register: 


Thank you.

Salam Sejahtera,

Lecturers involved in the Mentor-Mentee Program are invited to attend the Writing Cells Workshop.

Here is the related information:

2 November 2018, Friday

Briefing: 09.30 am - 10.00 am
Workshop: 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Briefing: Level 3, Mini Auditorium 2, TNCPI Office Building, UPM
Workshop: Level 3, Computer Lab. 1 & 2, TNCPI Office Building, UPM

Please confirm your attendance by 26 October 2018 here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdj9DUMDNkGYBF_bPr-tq1kXz69ZwgsySWnGUT6hlG6VyKRBw/viewform

Cooperation and attention are highly expected.

Thank you.


Closing date: 16 NOVEMBER 2018 (FRIDAY)

The Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) has been trusted by the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) to conduct programmes under the Dr Ranjeet Bhagwan Singh (RBS) Medical Research Trust Fund. The Fund is endowed by the late Dr Ranjeet Bhagwan Singh, former Director of the Institute for Medical Research (IMR), who was also a prominent medical research scientist.

Annually, one (1) eligible young Malaysian scientist will be awarded a grant with the maximum amount of RM 30,000.00 to support medical and biomedical research initiatives. In relation to this, ASM wishes to as Young Scientists Network Members and Affiliates to apply for the RBS Research Grant. Kindly be informed that the application for this grant is open online at https://www.akademisains.gov.my/index.php/2018-RBS. 

The closing date for submission is 16 November 2018 (Friday). Please be informed that applications received after the closing date will not be entertained. Enclosed herewith is the information on the grant and summary of instruction for the grant application for reference.

For any further enquiries, your office may contact Ms Nur Dayana Razmi, Deputy Head, STI Strategic Programmes Unit or Mr Alang Iskandar Alang Rejab, Executive, STI Strategic Programme Unit. (Tel: 03 6203 0633 or Email: dayana@akademisains.gov.my / alang@akademisains.gov.my).

Your kind cooperation and support towards the success of this initiative is highly appreciated.

What is ASEAN's Moonshot?

Participate in the first ASEAN Emerging Researchers Conference and find out!

3-4 December 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The conference aims to create a platform for researchers from the ASEAN region and the ASEAN research diaspora to drive research excellence in the region
This is an inclusive conference which recognises that national, regional and global challenges can best be addressed through interdisciplinary collaboration.
Details here


European Funding and Fellowship Opportunities

Germany: International Climate Protection Fellowship for Young Climate Experts from Developing Countries. ASEAN Researchers Eligible
Are you a future leader from a developing country in ASEAN and are active in climate change research?  Are you are interested in spending a year working with a host of your choice in Germany on a research-based project you have developed yourself?  Up to 20 International Climate Protection Fellowships are granted annually that target prospective leaders from non-European transition and developing countries, including countries in ASEAN.  German language training is offered. Details here
UK Newton Fund: Industry-Academia Partnership Programme for Thailand. Call Now Open
The aim of this programme is to strengthen capacity and develop capabilities within Thai engineering higher education and research institutions to enhance their engineering education, research and innovation output through strengthening industry linkages and leveraging UK expertise. Details here
Ernst Mach Grant ASEA (Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam) - Research Stays in Austria
The Ernst Mach Grant ASEA-UNINET enables students and researchers stays in Austria. The target group are PhD students, postdocs and lecturers at member institutions of the ASEA-Uninet Details here
UK: Wellcome Trust International Training Fellowships in Health. ASEAN Researchers Eligible (ex Singapore and Brunei)
This scheme provides support for early stage researchers to consolidate their research skills and gain additional training.   ASEAN researchers (ex Singapore and Brunei) are encouraged to apply. Your research proposal should focus on a health priority in a low- or middle-income country. Deadline 22 November. Details  here
Turkey - TÜBİTAK ‟2221” Fellowships for Visiting Scientists and Scientists on Sabbatical Leave. ASEAN Researchers Eligible
Fellowships offered to researchers who would like to give workshops, conferences, lectures, or conduct R&D activities in Turkey. Three types of visits are granted:  Short-term (up to 1 month), Long-term (up to 12 months) and Sabbatical Leave (from 3 months to 12 months). Grants cover monthly stipend and travel costs. Rolling deadline. Details here
UK: 11 PhD Positions in Neurodegeenrative and Chronic Pain
TOBeATPAIN is a EU-funded Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie Innovative Training Network which will train eleven PhD students on how to investigate the underlying mechanisms of pathological pain in neurodegenerative diseases, musculoskeletal conditions and peripheral neuropathies, with the ultimate aim to delineate novel therapeutic strategies. Details here
UK: Gates Cambridge Scholarships.  ASEAN Students Encouraged to Apply
Scholarships to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Selection criteria include  outstanding intellectual ability, leadership potential, a commitment to improving the lives of others, and a good fit between the applicant's qualifications and aspirations and the postgraduate programme at Cambridge for which they are applying. Details here
ThinkSwiss Asia-Pacific Scholarship Programme - Singapore eligible
ThinkSwiss Asia-Pacific is a scholarship programme managed by the Embassies of Switzerland in Singapore & in Australia and swissnex India. It supports students enrolled at Singaporean, Indian, and Australian universities who want to go to Switzerland to conduct research. Details here
15 PhD Positions in Kidney Research in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, and Italy. ASEAN Researchers Eligible
RenalToolBox is an MSCA ITN project  working towards the development of novel tools and technologies to assess the safety and efficacy of cell‑based regenerative medicine therapies for kidney disease. Opportunity to  to embark on a PhD degree in the fields of stem cell biology, imaging science, medical sciences, mathematics or chemistry. Details here
UK: Clarendon Scholarships at the University of Oxford. ASEAN Students Eligible
This unique scheme offers around 130 new, fully-funded scholarships each year to academically outstanding graduate students from around the world including ASEAN. With over 400 current scholars from around 70 different nations, Clarendon is one of the biggest graduate scholarship communities at Oxford, and one of the most lively. Details here 
UK Chevening Scholarships Open to ASEAN. Call Closing 6 November
Chevening is the UK Government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders and influencers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK. Details here

Prizes and Competitions

Germany - Bayer Digital Campus Challenge. ASEAN Students Eligible
Do you know how digital technologies can be used in healthcare to improve people’s lives? Bayers  want to hear what you think! You will be able to sell your idea to Bayer or to develop it in collaboration with Bayer’s team. Regardless of whether your studies are focused on natural sciences, engineering, medicine, IT, economics or business administration – your ideas matter. Competition details here

Call for Proposals: Supporting of Commodity Development Activities

Deadline: 31 October 2018

The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) is seeking proposals for support of Commodity development activities in its member countries.
The CFC is an intergovernmental institution which provides financing to organisations and enterprises engaged in commodity value chains in its member countries. Through a range of financial instruments, the CFC seeks to support business activities in the field of commodity development, including agriculture, minerals, and metals in Developing Countries. The intervention should, besides giving a sound financial return, also provide for a measurable social and environmental return.

- CFC supports activities which promote the contribution of the commodity sector to achieving the SDGs in CFC member countries including the following aspects:

Social: Create employment (particularly for youth and women), provide sustained increase in household incomes, reduce poverty and enhance food security.

Economic: Enhance production and productivity, achieve higher local value addition; improve competitiveness of producers, producer organisations and small and medium sized industries, support the financial sector development.

Environmental: Enhance production taking into account the environment and its long term possibilities for the same, or increased use of productive resources while maintaining or reducing the impact on the environment.

The CFC supports implementation of activities along the value chain that:
- are innovative, scalable and replicable,
- are financially sustainable,
- have a potential measurable positive socio-economic and environmental impact on the stakeholders in commodity value chains as compared to the prevailing baseline situation,
- develop stronger connections with existing markets or create new markets along the value chain,
- increase financial or other services available for commodity producers and commodity based businesses,
- enhance knowledge generation and information dissemination, and
- build effective and cost efficient collaboration between producers, industry, governments, civil society organisations and other stakeholders for commodity based development.

How to Apply: Visit http://www.common-fund.org/call-for-proposals/

2018 Calls for Proposals under the CRRP and CAPaBLE Programmes

Deadline: 7 November 2018, Wednesday

The APN invites proposals under the Collaborative Regional Research Programme (CRRP) and the capacity development programme (CAPaBLE) for funding from September 2019. A limited amount of financial support is available for regional research activities that fall within its areas of interest.

High Priority Topics for Funding

APN invites trans- and interdisciplinary research and capacity development proposals focusing on the following topics for South Asia, Southeast Asia and Temperate East Asia as indicated below:

South Asia

  • Policy-relevant research on implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)
  • Extreme events related to monsoon and climate change
  • Climate-smart agriculture

Southeast Asia

  • Transboundary air pollution from biomass burning
  • Marine acidification, effect on coral reef and tourism
  • Protected area management and mountain ecosystems
  • Megacities, water and climate, including water resources and quality management
  • Integrated landscape approach to address global change
  • New technology to enable local climate resilience
  • Economics of climate change
  • Research on new materials to combat microplastics and marine debris/litters, including socio-economic problems underlying the issue.

Temperate East Asia

  • Biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Microplastics and its impacts on human health and marine ecosystems
  • Climate change impacts on sub-regional, regional and global supply chain
  • Technology transfer and cooperation in the context of the Paris Agreement
  • Extreme events in a changing climate


  • Smart, safe and sustainable cities: water & energy management, waste management, rural-urban shifts, resilience and disaster risk reduction and management
  • Improve and explore policy development opportunities
  • Smart agriculture
  • Establishing baseline data for good governance and decision-making
  • Adaptation in land-use and coastal zone planning
  • Development of infrastructure and technology for access to decision-support systems

Submission Procedure

  1. Before submitting any application, please ensure that APN grant scheme fits the policy of your institution. Refer to the APN Project-related Policies and Regulations.
  2. The proponent must submit a Summary Proposal by completing the submission form at APN Information System, APNIS.

For details, refer to the following links:

CRRP call for proposals: https://www.apn-gcr.org/apnis/public/calls/16

CAPaBLE call for proposals: https://www.apn-gcr.org/apnis/public/calls/17

Closing Date

Summary Proposals must be completed and submitted by Wednesday, 7 November 2018.

Further inquiries on the Call for Proposal, please direct it to info@apn-gcr.org (or the online advisory service form).

Thank you.



Registration: https://5gmobile.eventbrite.com

Dear all,
You are cordially invited to the ASM Fellows’ Lecture by Professor Dr. Tharek Abd Rahman FASc. The details of the lecture are as follows:

Thu, November 15, 2018

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM 

Academy of Sciences Malaysia
Jalan Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50480

Please indicate your availability to attend this lecture latest by 12 November 2018 via https://5gmobile.eventbrite.com 

Do not forget to invite your colleagues! 

For further enquiries, please contact 03 6203 0633 (Madiha /Musliha) or email: membership@akademisains.gov.my.

Thank you.


Speaker: Professor Lim Chee Peng, Professor of Complex Systems from the Deakin University, Australia

Registration: https://tinyurl.com/ASMCREST-MachineLearningTalk

The Academy of Sciences Malaysia’s (ASM) Special Interest Group on Machine Learning (SIGML) and Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST) will be organising a public lecture. The speaker will share his experience in designing and developing ML models, primarily neural, fuzzy, and evolutionary models as well as elucidate the capability of ML in extracting useful information and knowledge from small to big data for decision analytics. Applicability of ML to real-world medical and manufacturing problems will be demonstrated.

As such, the ASM would like to invite you to the “Machine Learning for Small and Big Data Analytics in Healthcare and Manufacturing” public lecture.

The details of the public lecture are as follows:

Date: 13 November 2018 (Tuesday)

Time : 10.00 am – 11.30 am

Leisure Hall, Student Centre UNITEN
Universiti Teknologi Nasional
Jalan Ikram-Uniten
Institut Latihan Sultan Ahmad Shah
43000 Kajang, Selangor

Kindly confirm your participation by filling out the necessary details in the link below:


For further enquiries, kindly contact:
Mr Muhammad Haikal Hikmal Hazam, Analyst 
(Email: haikal@akademisains.gov.my; +603 6203 0141) or Mr Mohd Ikhwan Abdulah, Analyst 
(Email: ikhwan@akademisains.gov.my; +603 6203 0141)

ASM looks forward to a favourable response.

Thank you.

Application for IIASA Young Scientists Summer Programme (YSSP) 2019

The Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM), a National Member Organization for the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is now inviting interested Malaysian young scientists to apply for the IIASA Young Scientists Summer Programme (YSSP) 2019. The YSSP 2019 will be held from 1 June to 31 August 2019 in Laxenburg, Austria.

The YSSP offers research opportunities to talented young researchers whose interests correspond with IIASA’s on-going research issues of global environmental, economic and social change. Participants are able to advance their research under the direct supervision of an experienced IIASA scientist and at the same time contribute to IIASA’s on-going scientific agenda. In addition, they can broaden their research interests by working in IIASA’s interdisciplinary and international research environment.

The application for IIASA Young Scientists Summer Programme is open from 1 October 2018 until 11 January 2019 (7:00am Malaysia Time).

For more information on selection and eligibility, please refer to the attached documents here. More details are also available on the IIASA website: http://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/education/yssp/about.html

For further enquiries, please contact Ms Aimi Suraya (Bureau of International Affairs) at +603 6203 0633 or email: suraya@akademisains.gov.my.

ASM looks forward to your support and co-operation towards the success of this programme.

ASM Fellows' Lecture
Industry 4.0 Ecosystem: Leap-frogging Strategies in a Hyper-Converged Global Economy (29 Nov 2018, 2.30pm)

You are cordially invited to the ASM Fellows’ Lecture entitled 'Industry 4.0 Ecosystem: Leap-frogging Strategies in a Hyper-Converged Global Economy' by Professor Dr. Mahendhiran Sanggaran Nair FASc

Date: 29 November 2018
Time: 2.30 pm 
Venue: Function Hall, Academy of Sciences Malaysia, 20th Floor, West Wing MATRADE Tower, Jalan Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah off Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Please indicate your availability to attend this lecture latest by 27 November 2018 via https://ir4ecosystem.eventbrite.com

Kindly inform your colleagues who will be interested to participate.

For further enquiries, please contact 03 6203 0633 (Madiha /Musliha) or email: membership@akademisains.gov.my.

Thank you.

It is pleased to inform that the Faculty of Engineering will hold a Research Ethics Workshop as follows:

Date: November 30, 2018
Time: 10.00 am - 1 noon
Venue: Seminar Hall, Level 2 Faculty of Engineering, UPM

Thank you.

European Funding and Fellowship Opportunities

40 PhD Fellowships in Mathematics funded by the MSCA funded MathInParis project
This programme offers an extremely attractive place in the FSMP network in Paris for international students planning to prepare a PhD in mathematics. Fellows will enroll in one of the three Doctoral schools of Paris and the PhD project can also be in partnership with Industry. Details here
France - Eiffel Excellence Scholarships for PhD and Master's Degrees. Call Open to Applicants from ASEAN
This programme offers Masters and PhD Scholarships in law, economics, politic science, engineering,  mathematics, physics, chemistry and life sciences, nano and biotechnology, earth sciences, sciences of the universe, environmental sciences, information and communication science and technology), and natural sciences.  Details here
Denmark - Up to 15 Research Fellowships in allDisciplines and Topics. ASEAN Researchers Eligible
The Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS) has up to research  fellowships available for the most talented researchers from around the world, including ASEAN,  and within all research disciplines and topics. Applicants must have a PhD and a minimum of two years of full time postdoctoral research experience.  Details here
10 PhD Positions in Fundamental Research in Catalysis. Double Doctoral Degree from 2 European Countries Possible
The MSCA funded PARACAT project aims to educate and train a group of young researchers, including those from ASEAN,  on implementing advanced spectroscopic methods (Electron Paramagnetic Resonance) for cutting edge research in the field of catalysis. Details here
Postdoc Fellowships Open to ASEAN Researchers at  Europe's Leading Universities of Science and Technology
The  EuroTechPostdoc Programme is a postdoctoral fellowship programme for young experienced researchers who have already demonstrated excellence and potential in their field of research. All EuroTech Postdoc Fellows will be Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie Fellows. Four universities  (DTU, EPFL, TU/e and TUM) will grant 80 fellowships divided over two calls for experienced researchers. Details here
Newton Fund - Industry-academia partnership - Thailand. Deadline 12 December
The goal of this programme is to strengthen capacity and develop capabilities within Thai engineering higher education and research institutions.  This call offers financial support for travel, subsistence and salary support costs related to visits and exchanges that support collaborative activities amongst industry and academic partners in Thailand and the UK. Details here
Wellcome Trust - International Training Fellowships in Health for Low and Middle Income Countries. Applications from ASEAN (ex Singapore and Brunei) Encouraged
This scheme offers nationals of low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to receive training at postgraduate or postdoctoral level. Your proposed research must focus on a health priority in a low- or middle-income country. Next deadline 19 April, 2019. Details here
Wellcome Trust - Human Infection Studies for Vaccine Development in Low and Middle Income Countries. Teams from ASEAN (ex Singapore and Brunei) Eligible
This scheme supports teams of researchers working on human infection studies in low- and middle-income countries. The aim is to accelerate vaccine development. Between £3 million to £5 million in funding for up to 5 years. Details here
Austria - 3 Month Young Scientists Summer Programme
IIASA’s annual 3-month Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) offers research opportunities to talented young researchers, including researchers from ASEAN, whose interests correspond with the institute’s ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic, and social change. Details here 
Grants for Researchers Interested in Strengthening Cooperation with Norway
Funding may be sought for research stays in Norway for international researchers with qualifications at post-doctorate level or higher. Research stays are 1-12 months. Researchers from ASEAN are eligibleDetails here
Germany: International Climate Protection Fellowship for Young Climate Experts from Developing Countries. ASEAN Researchers Eligible
Are you a future leader from a developing country in ASEAN and are active in climate change research?  Are you are interested in spending a year working with a host of your choice in Germany on a research-based project you have developed yourself?  Up to 20 International Climate Protection Fellowships are granted annually that target prospective leaders from non-European transition and developing countries, including countries in ASEAN.  German language training is offered. Details here
Hungary – Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarships. Undergraduate to PhD
Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme for bachelor, master, doctoral, and non-degree programmes (preparatory and specialisation courses) in Hungary. The  call is open to citizens of Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia , Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, and Vietnam. Apart from the tuition-free education, the Programme provides a monthly stipend, medical insurance and housing allowance. Details here
Germany/TU Berlin: 4 Postdoc Positions for Female Applicants (IPODI)
The International Postdoc Initiative (IPODI) is part of the gender equality strategy of the Technische Universität Berlin and aims to increase the number of female researchers in leadership positions. This program is open to outstanding female researchers of all nationalities and from all fields of research represented at TU Berlin. Details here  
Ernst Mach Grant ASEA (Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam) - Research Stays in Austria
The Ernst Mach Grant ASEA-UNINET enables students and researchers stays in Austria. The target group are PhD students, postdocs and lecturers at member institutions of the ASEA-Uninet Details here
Turkey - TÜBİTAK ‟2221” Fellowships for Visiting Scientists and Scientists on Sabbatical Leave. ASEAN Researchers Eligible
Fellowships offered to researchers who would like to give workshops, conferences, lectures, or conduct R&D activities in Turkey. Three types of visits are granted:  Short-term (up to 1 month), Long-term (up to 12 months) and Sabbatical Leave (from 3 months to 12 months). Grants cover monthly stipend and travel costs. Rolling deadline. Details here
ThinkSwiss Asia-Pacific Scholarship Programme - Singapore eligible
ThinkSwiss Asia-Pacific is a scholarship programme managed by the Embassies of Switzerland in Singapore & in Australia and swissnex India. It supports students enrolled at Singaporean, Indian, and Australian universities who want to go to Switzerland to conduct research. Details here

ASEAN IVO - Call for Proposals 2019

Dear researchers,

ASEAN IVO - Call for Proposals 2019 is now open to all members of ASEAN IVO to make new projects in the ICT field starting from April, 2019.

The Call for Proposals 2019 is open for topics under the following themes:

1) ICT Solutions from Farm to Meal
2) ICT for Environment Protection and Disaster Prevention
3) Secure and Sustainable Connected Society

Important dates:

1. Deadline for proposal submission: January 31, 2019
2. Evaluation period: March 2019
3. Notice of results: April 2019

Please fill in the Proposal Form and submit it to the ASEAN IVO Secretariat.

Guidelines & Form : http://www.rmc.upm.edu.my/documentfile


1. Procedure: Submit applications by filling in all necessary items in the proposal form and E-mailing by attachment in both MS Word and PDF formats.

2. Submit to: ASEAN IVO Secretariat

Dr. Hiroshi EMOTO
International Research Advancement Office
Global Alliance Department
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
4-2-1, Nukui-Kita, Koganei
Tokyo 184-8795
Tel: +81-42-327-7319
Fax: +81-42-327-5321
Email: asean_ivo_sc_nict@ml.nict.go.jp

Please pay attention to the deadline.
The deadline for proposal submission is Jan 31, 2019.

If you have questions, please ask the Secretariat

Dear Researchers,

The International Fellowship for Outstanding Researchers Program aims to support qualified researchers with leading scientific and/or technological achievements and international work experience to conduct their research in leading academic, industrial or public institutions to contribute in areas that are strategic value to Turkey.

The program will receive applications until February 15, 2019. For further details please visit International Fellowship for Outstanding Researchers Program's website. Please contact bideb2232@tubitak.gov.tr for further questions.

Kind Regards,



Greetings to all lecturers and researchers,

A sharing session organized by the TDPI office of Faculty of Engineering will be held on 14 February 2019 at Auditorium Radin Umar, Faculty of Engineering, UPM.


8.30 am - 10.00 am:
Engineering for Social Impact: What we can learn from the UK
Speaker: Dr. Jane Chang & Dr. Ainurul Rosli

10.00 am - 12.00 pm:
TRGS Application Do's and Don'ts
Speaker: Prof. Dato' Dr. Nik Muhamad Nik Ab. Majid

Interested lecturers and researchers are invited to attend.

Please register here: https://goo.gl/forms/mFsrwCQLgDTYQWZ03

Dear researchers,

On behalf of the National Science Centre in Poland, there is a recent possibility of funding excellent and outstanding research in Poland within a Dioscuri scheme.

Funding will be provided by the NCN from the resources contributed by MNiSW and BMBF. Polish Host Institution will receive up to € 300,000 annually to be spent exclusively on the Dioscuri Centre’s operations.


To learn more about the second call visit: https://ncn.gov.pl/dioscuri/dioscuri2/ or

Deadline: 20 March 2019

Condition: Projects must be carried out at Polish host institutions.

For other funding opportunities see the NCN website.

11 March 2019 | Agriculture Hall, Faculty of Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia

On behalf of the organizing committee, we are pleased to announce that Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Ericsson Malaysia and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) will be organizing the IoT in Mangroves Ecosystem Symposium in conjunction with Connected Mangroves Challenge 2.0 Hackathon. This event is also co-organized by Jabatan Pengajian Tinggi (JPT) under Academia-Industry Talent Exchange Programme (Al-xchange), Ceo@Faculty Programme 2.0 and Malaysian Fisheries Society (MFS).


We are pleased to inform that the Institute of Defense Science and Technology Research (STRIDE), the Ministry of Defense as the Technical Leader of the Biological Weapon and Toxin (KSBT) Convention is implementing the KSBT Approach and Biosecurity Implementation Program.

Further info HERE.

Greetings to all researchers,

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.

Further information HERE.

The Office of Deputy Dean (Research & Innovation), Faculty of Engineering, is organizing a Q1Q2 Journal Writing Workshop. Details are as below:

Date: 27 March 2019, 2.30 - 4.30 pm
Venue: Bilik Persidangan Jurutera, Faculty of Engineering
Speaker: Profesor Ir Dr Mohd Sapuan Salit

Everyone is invited. Please confirm your attendance here: https://goo.gl/forms/BLIQNraGvnmjGQV92

Thank you.

SOFPADS UPM will be launched along with SpaceX CRS-17 Cargo Mission to ISS with targeted time: May 3, 2019-3.11 a.m. EDT.

Live streaming will be placed at FPSK, UPM at 3.00pm today.

An uncrewed SpaceX Dargon cargo spacecraft will lift off on a Falcon 9 rocket from launch complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, delivering 250 research supplies and equipment to the ISS.

Live streaming here: https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive

>> AIRTF is a fully funded fellowship of Dept. of Technology and Innovation, Govt. of India for young ASEAN researchers

>> Research for 2 to 6 months in India under an India Host Scientist.

>> 5 fellowship positions are available for Malaysian Fellows

>> The last date for young researchers to apply is 30th June 2019

Brochure: http://www.rmc.upm.edu.my/…/20190416162442AIRTF_Brochure.pdf

Website: http://aistic.gov.in/ASEAN/aistdfFellowship

Opportunity for young researchers to carry out research at an Indian host research/academic Institution.

> Fully funded scheme 
> 60 selected ASEAN researchers every year 
> 6 months at an Indian Institute in all areas of Science and Technology

Brochure: http://www.rmc.upm.edu.my/upload/dokumen/20190417100829RTF_-_DCS_Brochure.pdf

Website: http://aistic.gov.in/ASEAN/imrcRTFDCS

Dear All, 

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering will be organizing another session of Distinguished Lecture Series. Our guest speaker is Prof. Brian L. Steward, Ph.D., PE, CFPHS from Iowa State University, US.

The details of the event are as follows:

Title: A Design Framework for Agricultural Robotics: The Robotic Weed Control Case

Date:   28th May 2019

Time:  10.30 am - 12.30pm
Venue: Dewan Kuliah 8 (DK8), Faculty of Engineering, UPM 

Please complete the Google Form provided in the link below to confirm your attendance:


Dear all,

Institute of Advanced Technology (ITMA), UPM, will be organizing a talk entitled 'Laser Applications in Materials Science and Engineering'. This talk will be presented by Prof. Dr. German F. de la Fuente from ICMA (CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza), Sepanyol.

Details of the program are as follows:

Date : 17 June 2019 (Monday)
Time : 9:30 am - 10:15 am
Venue : Seminar Hall, ITMA


Please register online at : https://forms.gle/y1afQwddTfuxQs4K7

For more information, kindly contact Norizanne Abd Rahim (noriz_upm@upm.edu.my)

Title: Living Longer, But Are We Living Better

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Connie Evashwick, Fulbright Specialist, George Washington University, USA


You are cordially invited to the symposium event organized by Innovation Centre in Agritechnology for Advanced Bioprocessing (ICA) UTM Pagoh which will be held at Pagoh Higher Education Hub, on November 19th, 2019.

With the theme of "Agriculture and Food Innovation", this event aims to bring together professionals and researchers to discuss current technology in agriculture and the innovation in food technology to maintain the sustainability of the environment.


Category: Tropical Medicine or Tropical Natural Resources

Information and form: http://www.msa-foundation.org/

Deadline: 31 October 2019

Date: 24th September 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 9.00am - 12.00pm (9.00am - 9.30am for registration)
Venue: Auditorium Jurutera Radin Umar, Fakulti Kejuruteraan, UPM

Fee: Free Entrance (Only for UPM Community)

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/y5gtob88

6 months will be given (after the issuance of "Surat Tamat Projek") to update the research output for the intended KPIs.

UPM Research Grant Summary

Following the Government instruction on the implementation of the First Phase of the Restriction Movement Order (RMO) from March 18, 2020 to March 31, 2020 and followed by the Second Phase of RMO from April 1, 2020, to April 14, 2020 throughout the country, KPT and RMC hereby allowing 3 months automatic extension on all projects under Putra Grants (all initiatives) and KPT Grants projects that are effective March 17, 2020 and above.

Refer  HERE  for the flowchart of publication fee payment process using Journal Publication Fund during Movement Control Order (MCO).

Refer  HERE  for the flowchart of payment process for publication fee using Research Grants during Movement Control Order (MCO).

Supporting COVID-19 research efforts: Tips to run more effective search strategies

Register HERE

April 28 | 11 am EDT or April 29 | 10 am BST

Dear valued customers,
UPM is committed to providing quality research and innovation services to our customers. We appreciate your comments and feedback on the research and innovation services in UPM at this Visitor Satisfaction Survey - Research and Innovation Services. Thank you.

 Enago is offering free Rejection Shield (RS) with Substantive Editing until 31st March 2022 only for Universiti Putra Malaysia academicians.

This is an excellent opportunity to avail premium support provided by our team of Subject Matter Expert (SME) editors post peer review process as well.

Upload your manuscript on https://www.enago.com/universiti-putra-malaysia/


The Call for Input of Data for the 2022 TRSM is currently open from 22 March until 8 May 2022. The Malaysian research scientists are welcome to register and populate your data in the system before the deadline. Apply now!

Sebagai persediaan dan inisiatif awal berkenaan permohonan FRGS Tahun 2023, pihak RMC UPM akan mengadakan klinik semakan secara "one to one" dari segi aspek teknikal deraf proposal penyelidikan FRGS kepada staf akademik UPM terutamanya yang bakal mengemukakan permohonan FRGS yang akan datang.

Adalah dimaklumkan pada permohonan FRGS Tahun 2022 baru-baru ini, pihak KPT telah melaksanakan penaziran mengikut Tadbir Urus Dana Penyelidikan KPT secara terperinci. Penaziran dilaksanakan dari aspek pemarkahan yang betul (markah diberikan hanya kepada maklumat yang lengkap), kecukupan dokumen (bukti LOI kerjasama dengan pihak industri, bukti carian paten dan sebutharga barangan yang dipohon) dan pelantikan panel. Hanya proposal yang melepasi saringan penaziran ini sahaja yang diterima oleh pihak KPT untuk penilaian selanjutnya.

Sehubungan itu, bagi meningkatkan kualiti proposal terutamanya dari aspek yang dilihat semasa penaziran ini, maka pihak RMC telah mengambil inisiatif untuk menjalankan klinik semakan proposal ini. Pihak RMC menjemput, YBhg. Prof./Dr./Tuan/Puan selaku bakal pemohon FRGS Tahun 2023 untuk menyediakan deraf permohonan FRGS dalam sistem MYGRANTS ("New application" dan pilih kategori "FRGS Draft") dan mengemukakan permohonan dalam bentuk PDF kepada Unit Permohonan dan Penilaian RMC melalui pautan berikut untuk menjalani semakan awal:-


Klinik semakan deraf permohonan ini dibuka mulai sekarang sehingga tarikh pengumuman rasmi pembukaan permohonan FRGS Tahun 2023 oleh pihak KPT. Semakan RMC adalah secara khususnya untuk aspek teknikal dari segi "Budget" , "Expected output" dan format "Patent search" & surat niat/LoI sahaja. Deraf permohonan yang diterima akan dibuat semakan dan akan diberikan maklum balas dan cadangan penambahbaikan melalui email kepada penyelidik.

Penyelidik yang berminat bolehlah mengemukakan deraf permohonan melalui pautan di atas. Sebarang pertanyaan lanjut, boleh hubungi Puan Norbani melalui email: norbani@upm.edu.my.

Perhatian dan kerjasama YBhg. Prof./Dr./Tuan/Puan dalam perkara ini adalah amat dihargai dan didahului dengan ucapan terima kasih.

sila tekan di sini, untuk kaji selidik

Assalamualaikum & Salam Sejahtera,
YBhg. Dato’/ Prof./ Datuk/ Tuan/ Puan,
Pusat Islam dengan sukacitanya menjemput YBhg. Dato’/ Prof./ Datuk/ Tuan/ Puan untuk mengisi borang soal selidik kepuasan penyelidikan terhadap perkhidmatan penyelidikan seperti di pautan yang berikut: https://forms.gle/uw8gTxsWYVWZTAHe9
Tujuan soal selidik ini dijalankan adalah untuk mendapatkan maklum balas mengenai keberkesanan sistem bagi penyelidik di UPM. Diharap maklum balas yang diberikan akan dapat dijadikan input penambahbaikan kualiti perkhidmatan di Pusat Pengurusan Penyelidikan.
Pihak Pusat Pengurusan Penyelidikan mengucapkan ribuan terima kasih atas perhatian, masa dan kerjasama yang pihak YBhg. Dato’/ Prof./ Datuk/ Tuan/ Puan berikan.
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