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.
The Khazanah-Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Merdeka Scholarships, established to mark the 50th anniversary of Malaysia’s independence, are intended to enable outstanding Malaysian students to undertake postgraduate study at the University of Oxford. The closing date for 2014 scholarship applications is 28 January 2014.
Undergraduates, postgraduates and young engineers, architects, technologists, industrialist of ASEAN countries are invited to use their innovative ideas and analytical skills to compete for one of three ASEAN ESTI Essay Writing Prizes. The Theme for the Essay Competition is ‘The Importance and Challenges of Promoting Science, Technology and Innovation Education to The Young Children in ASEAN Region’. The closing date for this competition is 31st of January 2014.
This year, another three outstanding young women in material science was awarded the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science fellowship and each will also receive a research grant worth RM20,000. These three young women scientists were selected out of 68 submissions by an esteemed jury panel, their research proposal was evaluated based on the scientific impact, quality of research, publications, work experience and previous awards received.
Press Release: UTAR and UM students emerged as winners of the 2nd Outstanding Technopreneur Competition 2013
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) and Universiti Malaya (UM) Master degree students emerged as joint-winners of the 2nd Outstanding Technopreneur Competition 2013 under the Young Intellectual Category. The Competition which was organized by Malaysian Scientific Association and WENCOM Career Consultancy and began in 2012 is one which provides career development for Science and Technology students with entrepreneurial potential.
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.
Since 1999, MIT Technology Review, the world’s oldest and most respected technology publication, has identified the top young innovators under the age of 35. The search is on for 10 individuals from Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand whose superb technical work promises to change the world. The goal is to recognize the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.