The Dengue Tech Challenge 2016 aims to support proposals for collaborative projects that bring together experts from Malaysia and the United Kingdom to focus on commercialisation of dengue-related research and products in Malaysia. The total fund pledged by PlaTCOM Ventures for Malaysian Principal Applicants from winning teams through the High Impact Programme 2 is RM 3 million, whilst the total fund pledged by the British Council for UK Principal Applicants from winning teams through the Newton-Ungku Omar Fund is GBP 500,000.
The Merdeka Award Secretariat is pleased to announce that the closing date for applications for the 2016 Merdeka Award Grant for International Attachment has been extended to Monday, February 29, 2016.
The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science National Fellowship is now open for application. This fellowship will be awarded to Malaysian women researchers under the age of 40 years, who are PhD holders or currently pursuing research studies in any scientific fields. A total of three outstanding female scientists in Malaysia will be granted a fellowship worth RM 30,000 each.
L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science National Fellowship is now open for Malaysian women researchers under the age of 40 years, who are PhD holders or currently pursuing research study in the field of Life Sciences. A financial assistance of RM30, 000 each will be granted to 3 young female researchers. Registration for application of fellowships in the field of Life Sciences will be open from now till 30th May 2014.
In 2005, Dr Keith Cheng’s lab at Penn State University, United States uncovered one of the most pervasive genetic mutations on SLC24A5, the contributor to the light skin color of Europeans. When compared to Africans, Europeans are 10-20 times more susceptible to the deadliest form of skin cancer—melanoma. Despite their similarly light skin color, East Asians have melanoma incidences similar to Africans. Dr Kai Chung Ang, a Malaysian postdoctoral researcher working at Cheng’s lab and his colleagues will be working on a project to understand this difference. To proceed with this research project, Dr Ang and his colleagues require funds to cover travel costs for their fieldwork.
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.
Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas yesterday, launched a study abroad grant called the Merdeka Award Grant…