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Research Support and Opportunities

Research Support and Opportunities

We are here to provide guidance and hands-on support to help you achieve your research ambitions.

Research support

Research proposal

  • All research conducted by Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed Malaysia) requires the submission of a research proposal to the Research Management Group (RMG).
  • The proposal is carefully reviewed by RMG and the review outcome communicated in writing to the Principal Investigator (PI).
  • The PI must obtain ethical clearance, which must be approved before the research is initiated.
  • For further questions on submission of a research proposal, please email here.

Financial support for publication

  • The paper must have been accepted for publication in an indexed journal listed in Scopus/Web of Science or Malaysian Citation Index.
  • The paper author must be a member of NUMed Malaysia staff.
  • The paper must cite NUMed Malaysia as its affiliation.


  • Refer to university policy on staff training and development, which covers application for funding to attend external workshop or conference.

Research exhibition

Staff are encouraged to participate in the listed research exhibitions.

  • Persidangan dan Ekspo Ciptaan Institusi Pengajian Tinggi Antarabangsa 
  • Korea Seoul International Invention Fair 
  • Malaysia Technology Expo
  • International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition 
  • BioMalaysia & Asia Pacific Bioeconomy

Participation in international and national research-related activities

  • Staff who are involved in international research-related activities are advised to have a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), Memorandum of Agreement (MoA), Research Agreement or Letter of Agreement (LoA) as well as an appointment letter as a project member or proof of co-authorship.
  • Please take note that for national-related activities the same documents are required, except for the MoU, which is not accepted in MyRA.

Intellectual property

  • Intellectual property refers to creations of the mind and include ideas, information and knowledge. In a university context, the results and outcomes of research can be viewed as intellectual property.
  • For more on intellectual property, click here.

Gifts and donations

  • Gifts and donations in the form of equipment and research materials received from external parties should be reported to the RMG for safety and record purposes. Gifts also include a stipend, travel expenses and facilities (infrastructure and services).

Knowledge transfer programme 

  • This programme enables the university to transfer and share research findings, knowledge, skills, intellectual property and expertise with other academic institutions, the community and industry.


For further information or assistance, contact the Research Administrator.

"Developing projects that will benefit communities and improve quality of life should be the top priority when considering the next project."

Dr Michaela Goodson, Dean of Research, NUMed Malaysia

Research grants – internal

These grants are to be used as a seed fund to enable staff to embark on research with the aim of enhancing and building research skills and competencies. Grants can be applied for in November and May each year and are subject to availability.

Research grants – external


TDR, Unicef-UNDP-World Bank-WHO

28 Jan

TDR funds specific research projects in diseases of poverty, which cover infectious diseases and the culture and environment that contribute to these problems.

Malaysia Toray Science Foundation Programs

Jan & May

Science & Technology Research Grants

Spencer Foundation: Field Initiated Research Grant Programs

Jan & Apr

Research Grant on Education: Large

Research Grant on Education: Small

Newcastle University - International Office

Feb & Mar

Education and Community Fund, Partnerships Fund, Virtual Exchange Fund, Academic Conference

International OCD Foundation

22 Feb

Offering research grants to scientists investigating OCD and related disorders

National Institute for Health Research NIHR

Jan - May

How to apply

UK Research and Innovation UKRI

Jan - May

How to apply 

Human Frontier Science Program


HFSP Research Grants

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

10 Mar

Project Concept Note


Jan - Mar




R&D Fund

Awards and Fellowship


NU - International Office

Global Engagement Fellowships


UK Research and Innovation UKRI


Mar - May

The World Academy of Sciences




Malaysia Toray Science Foundation

Science & Technology Award

Science Education Award