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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 in the University require submission of a research proposal to Research Management Group (RMG). 
  • The proposal is carefully reviewed by RMG together with Gatekeepers and the outcome will be informed through email to the Principal Investigator (PI).
  • Prior to initiating the research, the PI must submit the Newcastle University ethics form and provide a copy of the approved ethics to RMG for record. 

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".


Any inquiry regarding research support you may contact

"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. 

Research grants and fellowship - external

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Swiss National Science Foundation

2 Nov 23

The Swiss Programme for International Research 

ASEAN-India Science, Technology & Innovation Cooperation

30 Oct 23

Asean-India Research Training Fellowship

American Psychological Foundation

1 Oct 23

Scott and Paul Pearsall Grant

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 






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Grants and Awards

National Institute for Health Research
UK Research and Innovation
Funds For NGOs
National Science Foundation
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) International Fellowship for Research in Japan
Human Frontier Science Program Grants

Awards and recognition

Awarding BodyClosing DateRemarks 

The Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia

 31 June 23

 Prof Yoo Hang Kim Young Women Scientist Award 2023

Academy of Sciences Malaysia 

 31 May 23

 Top Research Scientists Malaysia 2023 

Academy of Sciences Malaysia

 31 Mac 23

 MAKNA Cancer Research Award 2023



FunderClosing DateRemarks 

 Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO)

 31 Oct 23

  Intellectual Property Filing Fund 2.0