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Sciencefund (MOSTI)

DEFINITION OF SCIENCEFUND

 

ScienceFund is a grant provided by Government to carry out R&D projects that can contribute to the discovery of new ideas and the advancement of knowledge in applied sciences, focusing on high impact and innovative research.

 

 
OBJECTIVES OF SCIENCEFUND

 

The objectives of ScienceFund are:


i. to support research that can lead to the innovation of products or processes for further development and commercialisation; and/or


ii. to generate new scientific knowledge and strengthen national research capacity and capability.

 

 
ELIGIBILITY

 

This fund is open to all research scientists and engineers who are employed on a permanent or contractual basis from the following organisations:


i. Government Research Institutions (GRIs);
ii. Government Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Agencies; and
iii. Public and Private Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) with accredited
research programmes.


The following organisations are not eligible for ScienceFund:


i. Private Research Institutions (PRIs) in the private sector;
ii. Other department/agencies that carry out research under their
purview; and
iii. Research Institutions (RIs) with internal research funding such as
Cess Fund.


Note: These organisations can participate by collaborating with the eligible institutions.


Project proposals substantially similar to proposals submitted to any other government funding agencies.


Researchers can lead only one (1) project at any time. Researchers have to submit the End of Project Report (EPR), before submitting a new application.

 

 
NON-QUALIFYING PROJECT ACTIVITIES

 

Scientific and technical information services such as collecting, coding, recording, classifying, disseminating, translating, analysing, evaluating, bibliographic services, scientific and technical information extension advisory services and compilation of data, are excluded from the main activities of the project except when they form an integral part of the project. In such a case,
applicants must provide a statement indicating the research objectives to which the data would contribute.

 

 
APPLICATION SUBMISSION

 

Cycle

End Date for Submission to MOSTI

Evaluation Date at MOSTI

End Date for Result

1/2012

29 February 2012

1 March – 10 May 2012

11 May 2012

2/2012

31 May 2012

1 June – 9 August 2012

10 August 2012

3/2012

31 August 2012

1 September – 14 November 2012

16 November 2012

4/2012

31 December 2012

2 January – 18 March  2013

19 March 2013

 

 
SELECTION CRITERIA OF THE PROJECT

 

· Scientific and technical merit: The project must be scientifically sound, technically feasible with achievable milestones, and has the potential for further development and commercialisation.


· Research competence: The research team must have the knowledge and competency to carry out the research successfully to completion.


· Innovativeness of the research.
· High impact research: Clear and measureable expected output, outcome and impact in line with National Key Economic Areas /National Key Result Areas (NKEA/NKRA).

 

 

PROJECT DURATION

 

The project duration is up to 30 months.

The research project under ScienceFund must be carried out in Malaysia.

 

 
APPLICATION PROCESS

 

Application for ScienceFund must be made online through the website
http://ernd.mosti.gov.my/eScience/


Please refer to the eScienceFund User Manual for further instructions.

 

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