Merdeka Award Grant for International Attachment was announced in October 2011, by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Razak. The aim of the grant is to allow deserving Malaysians between ages of 22 to 35 to engage in short term collaborative projects of up to 3 months at an internationally-recognised host institution. The disciplines of these projects can either be in education, arts, sports, community/social work, environment, health or science and technology.
The application for Merdeka Award 2013 is now open until 30th of November 2013. Please note that the application is only available online; the Merdeka Award Secretariat will not entertain any hard copies application. Online application form and further details are available below.