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Newton-Ungku Omar Fund (NUOF)


Newton-Ungku Omar Fund (NUOF) is a collaboration programme between the Government of the United Kingdom (UK) and Malaysia to develop collaboration on research and innovation. Jointly established to address socio-economic issues in Malaysia, NUOF is expected to deliver outcomes through the Science to Action (S2A) Initiative, an initiative undertaken by the Malaysian Government to enable sustainable growth beyond 2020.

NUOF covers activities ranging from growing capacities of the Malaysian science and innovation community through fellowships, mobility schemes and joint centres; forging research collaborations on development topics; and establishing innovation partners and challenge funds to develop innovative solutions on development topics.

As one of the local delivery partners for the programme, the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) manages and implements programmes with Royal Society and British Academy which are as follows:

a) Advanced Fellowships
Provide established international researchers with an opportunity to develop the research strengths and capabilities of their research group through training, collaboration and reciprocal visits with a partner in the UK.

b) Mobility Grants
Help strengthen the research and innovation capacity of researchers from partner countries by assisting them in visiting or sending staff and students to the UK and developing networks, research projects and partnerships with their UK hosts/ counterparts and the wider UK research and innovation community.

ASM is pleased to inform several opening for NUOF programmes as follows and wishes to invite Malaysian researchers to apply:

NUOF Programme Application Via Further information
Advanced Fellowships for Natural Sciences
Advanced Fellowships for Social Sciences & Humanities
Mobility Grants for Natural Sciences/td>
Mobility Grants for Social Sciences & Humanities

For any further enquiries, please contact the following staff of ASM:
1. Mr Asyraf Saedon, International Network Programme Leader at
2. Ms Engku Sharmila, Strategic Programme Officer at

Call for Application Letter to Fellow & Associates.pdf

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Campaign ID: 736000002457357 | Contact ID: 736000000182515

Please submit the following documents to IPSR by or before 20 Feb 2017:
1. Application Form and other supporting documents as required by the funding body (please print from the respective online system).
2. Completed recommendation from RC & Faculty form (as attached).

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Azahian:, ext. 846