Dr Ranjeet Bhagwan Singh Research Grant & Research Workshop Grant 2017


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Dr Ranjeet Bhagwan Singh Research Grant & Research Workshop Grant 2017


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Greetings from the Academy of Sciences Malaysia

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

We are pleased to inform you that the application for RBS Research Grant & RBS Research Workshop Grant 2017 is now open.



Dr Ranjeet Bhagwan Singh (RBS) Research Grant is an annual programme under the RBS Medical Research Trust Fund to be awarded to one (1) young Malaysian scientist to undertake medical/biomedical research.

Eligibility Criteria 

  • Research scientists/physicians with the following criteria:
  • Malaysian citizen currently residing in Malaysia;
  • The applicant must not exceed 40 years of age at the time of application.
  • The applicant has to possess at least a basic University degree; andHe or she must be working in a public or private Institutions of Higher Learning (IHLs), or a Research Institute (RIs) in Malaysia.

The Grant

  • Maximum amount is RM 30,000 per award.
  • The project must be carried out in Malaysia and completed within 24 months.
  • The grant will be disbursed through the candidate’s institution by MOSTI.

Intellectual Property: Research findings should be jointly and equally owned by the researcher, institution, ASM and MOSTI.



RBS Research Workshop Grant is a biennial programme under the RBS Medical Research Trust Fund to be awarded to one (1) Malaysian scientist/ institution to conduct a workshop to introduce new research techniques or enhance research technologies in the medical or biomedical fields.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The applicant will be referred to as Research Workshop Leader, representing him/her or the institution/organisation.
  • The applicant must have at least a basic University degree.
  • The applicant must be working in a Malaysian public or private IHL, or RI and currently residing in Malaysia.

The Grant:

  • Maximum amount is RM 50,000 per award.
  • In addition to the grant, The Academy may support one (1) international expert as the resource person at the workshop. If applicable, please indicate the budget separately from the grant.
  • The workshop must be carried out in Malaysia between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2018.
  • The grant will be disbursed by MOSTI through the candidate’s institution/organisation.
  • Collaboration with other institutions and sponsors (monetary or in-kind), are encouraged. However, this grant must be the main sponsor of the workshop.
  • Participants’ registration fee may also be imposed to support the workshop’s expenses.
  • Any monetary profits must be returned to the Dr Ranjeet Bhagwan Singh Medical Research Trust Fund.
  • Please note that the grant cannot be used to employ salaried personnel. The grant provided may be used for:Workshop materials (e.g. participant kits, reagents etc.) Facilities usage. Subsidies for the travel of experts to promote technology transfer (if necessary). Other expenses that are deemed appropriate.
  • The Workshop may apply for Malaysian Medical Council-Continuing Professional Development MMC-CPD credit points for participants.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants are required to submit their applications via the Top Research Scientists Malaysia (TRSM) website at www.mytopscientists.org. The closing date for submission is 31 August 2017.

For more details on the grant applications, please visit the link below: http://www.akademisains.gov.my/index.php/component/content/article?id=362

For further inquiries, please contact Nazmi Lao (nazmi.lao@akademisains.gov.my) orNur Dayana Razmi (dayana@akademisains.gov.my) or call 03 6203 0633. Thank you.

Kind regards,

Syafiq Shafiee, ASM Science Communication

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