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Call for Proposal - Digital Society Research Grant 2021 Cycle 2
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission is calling for research proposals under the Digital Society Research Grant (DSRG).

Purpose of Digital Society Research Grant
The DSRG builds the research evidence base necessary to promote and improve our understanding of the human and social factors, which affects and contributes to the adoption and usage of digital technologies and services. In so doing, DSRG funded research works provide inputs in ensuring that the advancements in communications infrastructure and services contribute to the inclusion and participation of all segments of the population in the realisation of a Digitally Connected and Informed Society (Digital Society).

2021 Research Focus
For 2021, MCMC is seeking a combination of both OPEN and GUIDED research projects to clarify regulatory and developmental gaps and inform actionable outcomes in the following two categories:

  • Digital Citizenship and Cyberwellness research is aimed at clarifying gap areas influencing participation, positive uptake and wellness in an increasingly digitally dependent world and
  • Digital Inclusion research is aimed at gap areas related to factors that impede equality of access and challenge the paradigm of ensuring that no one is left behind or is deprived of digital connectivity and its benefits.

2021 Research Titles
Please click on the respective titles below for further information on gap area, targeted research subjects, research problem and context together with desired research aims and objectives.

List of research related to Digital Citizenship and Cyberwellness
  • DCC-1: User Rights and Protection for Subscribers of Telecommunications Services through the Provision of an Automatic Compensation Framework
  • DCC-2: Understanding the Behavioural Aspects of Cyberbullying and Interventions for Victims, Perpetrators, Parents and Stakeholders
  • DCC-3: Effectiveness of Initiatives and Enforcement of Laws in handling, managing and countering false news proliferation related to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • DCC-4: Communications and Multimedia (C&M) Industry Competency Gap Analysis
List of research related to Digital Inclusion
  • DI-1: Impact of Internet Access and Accessibility Initiatives in facilitating Students’ M40 and B40 groups’ needs during COVID-19 prevention measure period
  • DI-2: An Impact Study of Klik Dengan Bijak (KDB) Programme
Note: A virtual information session is scheduled for 2:30 pm on Tuesday, 17 August 2021. Attendance for this session is voluntary but highly encouraged as the session will include important advice and reminders on proposal submissions. You may register for the information session by completing the online form at https://bit.ly/3yx57g4

Further information can be obtained from MCMC website:
https://www.mcmc.gov.my/en/grants/2021-digital-society-research-grant-call-for-propo
Deadline of Submission: Forms to be submitted to IPSR:

Note: Please refer to the Guidelines ruled out by MCMC before submitting the application.

Deadline to submit to IPSR: 30 August 2021 (Monday), 12.00 pm
Contact Person: IPSR contact person: Puan Zahrah
Email address: zahrah@utar.edu.my
(Contactable through MTeams)