MOSTI Science Fund
Science Fund Grant Application is now open!
Please note that effective on 1
December 2011, MOSTI R&D Fund applications will be
processed in quarterly basis. The 2013 MOSTI R&D
fund application cycle is as scheduled:
Due Date of submission to IPSR
Due Date of Submission to MOSTI*
Date of Evaluation
Date of Result Announcement
8 February 2013
18 March 2013
19 March – 29 May 2013
30 May 2013
15 May 2013
31 May 2013
3 June – 13 August 2013
15 August 2013
2 September – 13 November 2013
14 November 2013
15 December 2013
31 December 2013
2 January – 14 March 2014
17 March 2014
* Only applications with
completed documentation will be processed &
evaluated in the cycle.
Criteria of the
i) Research project that can contribute to the
discoveries of a new scientific knowledge.
ii) Research that scientifically sound, technically
feasible with achievable milestones and has the
potential to further development and
iii) Innovativeness of the research
iv) Clear and measureable expected output, outcome
and impact in line with National Key Economic Areas/
National Key Result Areas (NKEW/NKRA)
i) The application is via e-science system
ii) New applicant MUST register as a user before
proceed to the application
iii) The applicant later will receive the password
iv) Click SAVE button and not SUBMIT button once
have completed the application
v) Print out and submit to the respective faculty
with the Internal Screening form and
Recommendation from faculty
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.
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
C. Research Priority Areas
ScienceFund focuses on the following areas:
i. Life Sciences;
ii. Computer Sciences and Information and
Communication Technology (ICT);
iii. Agriculture Sciences/ Agricultural Engineering;
iv. Environmental Sciences;
v. Advanced Materials Science;
vi. Chemical Sciences;
vii. Physical and Mathematical Sciences;
ix. Medical and Health Sciences; and
x. Social Sciences and Humanities.
Project proposals eligible for consideration must
fall under research priority areas as in Appendix I:
Table 1. Consideration for funding will also be
given to the identified Flagship Programmes as in
Appendix I: Table 2. Please refer ScienceFund
D. Eligibility Criteria
1. 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)
iii. Public and Private Institutions of Higher
Learning (IHL) with accredited research programmes.
· Expatriates working under contract with any of the
above institutions are eligible to apply. However,
the project must have a permanent Malaysian
co-researcher from the same institution, well-versed
with the project, to ensure its completion in the
event the expatriate’s contract is terminated.
· The service of a contract researcher must be valid
during the period of research proposed and
contractual documents must be furnished as proof of
employment for the period.
2. The following organisations are not eligible for
i. Private Research Institutions (PRIs) in the
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
3. Project proposals substantially similar to
proposals submitted to any other government funding
4. 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.
E. Quantum of Funding
The quantum for each project is up to RM500,000.00.
F. Project Duration
The project duration is up to 30 months..
G. 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
H. Application Process
Application for ScienceFund must be made online
through the website
Please refer to
the ScienceFund Guidelines and eScienceFund User
Manual for further instructions.
2. APPLICATION SUBMISSION
Application can be submitted throughout the year.
3. INTERNAL SCREENING
All ScienceFund applications will be reviewed at Faculty
level Internal Screening (1 evaluator) before submission to
IPSR. Forms required for Internal Screening are:
Internal Screening Form; and
Recommendation from Faculty.
Both forms are available at: UTAR Research Portal
Contact person in IPSR:
i. Cik Banu
firstname.lastname@example.org Ext: 8202.; or
ii. Cik Azahian Abdul Kadir