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Research Support and Opportunities

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Research support

Publication Fund

  • Paper has been accepted for publication in an indexed journal listed in Journal Citation Report and priorities will be given to Q1 and Q2. 
  • The author must be a NUMed staff and as the corresponding author of the paper.
  • The paper must cite NUMed affiliation  Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed)

Student Conference Fund

  • The fund provides support solely for registration fees, capped at a maximum of RM 600 for both local and international conferences.
  • Its aim to empower student to improve their communication skills and consistently contribute to reputable conferences with indexed and high quality papers.

Funding Opportunities

Level Funding NameClosing DateRemarks  

Newcastle University

The New NUWomen Fund 2023-2024

4 weeks after application This new NU Women Fund is an opportunity for you to help promote engagement with and make a positive contribution to NU Women at Newcastle Universit  

Newcastle University

Global Partnership Fund

30 June 2024 Focus on supporting activities which are intended to deliver our commitment to social and environmental justice and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and which place student experience at their centre.  


Infectious Disease Award

25 June 2024 Support multidisciplinary teams to generate evidence on where dengue and Zika viruses co-circulate and investigate the implications this has on host immune responses and clinical outcomes.  


NUMed Internal Research Grant

14 June 2024 Seed fund for academic staff to embark into research with the aim of enhancing and building research skill and competencies.   


Public-Private Research Network (PPRN) 2.0 14 June 2024 PPRN is an innovative initiative of the Ministry of Higher Education to promote demand -based innovation programs in driving increased productivity and strengthening Malaysia's economic development.  

Newcastle University

EDI Fund

31 May 2024  An internal funding scheme was established to promote engagement with the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda at Newcastle University.  


Science & Technology Research Grant

31 May 2024  It’s a ten (10) or fifteen (15) research grants of up to RM60,000 each for Malaysian researchers below 40 years of age pursuing basic research in science and technology.  

Newcastle University 

Catherine Cookson Foundation

26 May 2024 Support academic initiatives that are a benefit to students within the University.  

Newcastle University 

Educational Research and Development Practice (ERDP) Grants

10 May 2024  Financial support to explore innovative approaches to education that have the potential to inform curriculum development, provide an opportunity for personal development, contribute to national and international educational research.   


Iskandar Puteri Community Grant - Low Carbon 4.0

3 May 2024 Introduces a new field which is Safe Neighborhood to create a safe prospoerus and happy environment.   

Research Grant on Education: Small

30 April 2024

Supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets up to $50,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. 


MAKNA Cancer Research Award (CRA) 2024

Closed - 31 March 2024

To promote cancer research among young scientists in advancing knowledge that is geared towards helping cancer patients and discovering potential cures for the disease


International Partnership Science Fund (ISPF)

Closed - 12 March 2024 

ISPF research collaboration grants provide small scale seed funding up to £80,000 (£100,000 full economic costs) for collaborations between the UK and the participating ISPF countries/territories.



Closed - 12 March 2024

Malaysia Science Endowment (SME) x International Partnership Science Funds (ISPF) is a research collaboration grant with areas on resilient planet, transformative technologies and tomorrow's talent, healthy people, animals and plants.

Newcastle University 

Education Enhancement Fund

Closed - 11 March 2024 

Support the development of new approaches to learning and teaching, and to enable their dissemination across the University.

Newcastle University 

2024 Research Scholarship Scheme Launch

Closed - 1 March 2024

Research Scholarships can support students to carry out summer research in areas that address one of more of the University's guiding principles or strategic pillars.  



Dana Inovasi Sosial Malaysia (MyIS Komuniti)

Closed - 1 March 2024 Improving the well-being of the community with priority for the B40 group and groups affected by the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic through the implementation of innovative local technology application projects that have been developed and are ready to be implemented sustainably.  


The 2024 Dr Ranjeet Bhagwan Singh Medical Research Grant

Closed - 29 February 2024 The Ranjeet Bhagwan Singh Research Grant is an annual programme under the RBS Medical Research Trust Fund to be awarded to one (1) young Malaysian scientist to undertake medical/biomedical research.  
National Malaysia Society of Intensive Care (MSIC) Seed Grant 2024 Closed - 29 February 2024 The Seed Grant objective to boost intensive care research in Malaysia and its offers up to a maximum of RM 10,000 of funding.  
International   MyPAiR Malaysia & ISPF UK Closed - 22 February 2024 Research collaboration under the International Science Partnerships Fund (ISPF) program and Malaysia Partnership and Alliances in Research (MyPAiR). This research collaboration focuses on the use of the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source (ISIS) in the United Kingdom. ISIS is one of the research centers and facilities located at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford.   


Prototype Development Research Scheme - Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia Closed - 29 February 2024  Funds created for prototype development to bridge the gap between laboratory discovery/research until pre-commercialization. This includes proof of concept, evaluation, up-scaling, pre-clinical testing, and field testing.  

Newcastle University 

Research Institutes Fund

Closed - 26 January 2024 Offer funding for research projects (including networking and engagement activities).  


Fundamental Research Grant Scheme - Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia

Closed - 15 January 2024 Aims to boost the generation of new Malaysian-style theories, concepts and ideas that are the catalyst for new discoveries that break through the boundaries of knowledge and innovative creation  
International  Swiss National Science Foundation  Throughout the year Various funding and fellowship opportunities are available for application.  

National Institute for Health Research

Throughout the year Various funding and fellowship opportunities are available for applicatio  

UK Research and Innovation

Throughout the year Various funding opportunities are available for application.  

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Fund

Closed Support events, activity, or projects etc. that align with our commitment to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion at NUMed.  

Malaysian Society for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Closed EduSTEM grant funds activities aligned with several UNESCO Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to improve the quality of education, life, health, and wellbeing. A grant of up to RM5,000 is available to be applied by MSMBB members.  

American Psychological Foundation 

Closed Scott and Paul Pearsall Grant supports graduate and early career work that seeks to increase the public’s understanding of the psychological pain and stigma experienced by adults living with visible physical disabilities, such as cerebral palsy  

More details on the funding opportunities can also be found in the NUMed Research Teams. 


OrganizationClosing DateRemarks 

Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO)

31 May 2024

Intellectual Property Filing Fund 2.0 

Last updated: 16 May 2024