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Research Support and Opportunities

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Research support

Research proposal 

  • All research conducted in the University requires submission of a research proposal to Research Management Group (RMG).
  • Proposal is carefully reviewed by RMG and the outcome of the review will be informed in writing to the Principal Investigator (PI).
  • The PI must obtain ethical clearance, and it must be approved before the research is initiated. 

Financial support for publication

  • Paper has been accepted for publication in an indexed journal listed in Journal Citation Report (JCR) or Malaysia Citation Index (MyCite). 
  • Author must be a NUMed staff and as the corresponding author of the paper.
  • The paper must cite NUMed affiliation with the following address "Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed), No. 1, Jalan Sarjana 1, Kota Ilmu, Educity@Iskandar, Iskandar Puteri, 79200 Johor, Malaysia".

"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

NUMed Internal Research Grants (NIRG)

NIRG was introduced as a seed fund for academic staff to embark into research with the aim of enhancing and building research skill and competencies. The minimum allocation for the grant is RM 5,000 for non-science technology project and RM 20,000 for science and technology project for the duration of nine (9) months. 

Application process

  1. All applications to fill up the NIRG Application Form together with the proposed budget;
  2. All applications to be submitted to by 9th January 2023, 5.00 pm;
  3. All applications will reviewed by NUMed Internal Research Grants Review Committee (IGRC); and 
  4. Successful applications will be informed by the end of January 2023 and may start the project starting 1st February 2023 or no later than 30th April 2023

More details on NUMed Internal Research Grants (NIRG)

Research grants - external

FunderClosing DateRemarks 

Malaysia Toray Science Foundation 

31 May 23

Science and Technology Research Grant

Ministry of Higher Education  

14 May 23

Prototype Development Research Grant (PRGS)

Newcastle University

5 May 23

University Education Development Fund

Ministry of Higher Education 

14 Apr 23

Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)

Academy of Sciences Malaysia

28 Feb 23 The 2023 Dr Ranjeet Bhagwan Singh Medical Research Grant

Newcastle University

13 Jan 23  Global Partnership Fund 
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)    
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)    
Funds For NGOs    
National Science Foundation   Funding
Wellcome   Grant Funding 
Human Frontier Science Program    
Ministry of Higher Education   Public Private Research Network 
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)   International Fellowship for Research in Japan
King Saud University     

Awards and recognition

Awarding BodyClosing DateRemarks 

Academy of Sciences Malaysia 

 31 May 23

 Top Research Scientists Malaysia 2023 

Academy of Sciences Malaysia

 31 Mac 23

 MAKNA Cancer Research Award 2023

Last update: 15 Mac 23


FunderClosing DateRemarks 

 Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO)

 31 Oct 23

  Intellectual Property Filing Fund 2.0 

Last update: 16 Mac 23