(NEW DEADLINE!!! 15 MAY 2019): ON THE OPENING OF THE FRGS-RACER PHASE 1/2019
Date : 08 May 2019
Reported by : Siti Nur Nazeha Bt Saiffuddin Zuhri
Category : Announcements
ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE OPENING OF
FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH GRANT SCHEME FOR RESEARCH ACCULTURATION OF EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS – FRGS-RACER
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION MALAYSIA
25 MARCH 2019 – 15 MAY 2019
Assalamualaikum wrt wbt.,
Dear Respected IIUM Researchers.,
This is to inform that the Ministry of Education Malaysia had announced the opening of the FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH GRANT SCHEME FOR RESEARCH ACCULTURATION OF EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS – FRGS-RACER 1/2019 from 25 MARCH 2019 – 15 MAY 2019.
The Fundamental Research Grant Scheme for Research Acculturation of Early Career Researchers (FRGS-RACER) which is a fund aimed at inculcating research among new researchers at the Public Universities which are non- Research Universities (RUs).
In relation to the above, we wish to encourage interested academic staff to make the necessary preparations accordingly:
1.The application must be submitted online at http://mygrants.gov.my/main.php
|GRANT SCHEME||EXTENDED CLOSING DATE||MAXIMUM AMOUNT (RM)||DURATION|
Fundamental Research Grant
Please click here for more details and timeline of application:
|15 MAY 2019||
• Science and Technology Field - RM80,000.00.
• Social Science and Humanitarian Affairs -RM50,000.00.
|Not exceeding TWO (2) years|
In its aspiration to achieve a developed nation, Malaysia needs to nourish the culture of inquiry. Hence, this research grant scheme is created to generate knowledge that can contribute to the improvement of intellectual levels, the creation of new technologies and dynamic cultural enrichment in line with this aspiration.
The fund serves as a preparation to develop research achievements amongst new researchers in order for them to be more competitive nationally and internationally. This FRGS-RACER is implemented in accordance with the FRGS guidelines in terms of fundamental research definitions, research domains, application methods, evaluation criteria, monitoring and research findings.
Each application must meet the National Priority Areas (NPAs) as follows:
i. Food Security
ii. Energy Security
iii. Cyber Security
iv. Water Security
vi. Healthcare and Medicine
vii. Environment and Climate Change
viii. Transportation and Mobility
Each application should be based on the following cluster of research:
i. Basic Infrastructure
ii. Climate Change and Environment
iv. Education and Society
v. National Security
vi. Social and Economic Wellbeing
vii. Frontier Technologies and Advanced Manufacturing
* Note: The Priority Sector includes IR4.0 (Cyber Security, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence) which refers to National Policy on Industry 4.0.
FRGS-RACER grant funding covers the basic domain that can support the country's strategic agenda. Identified domains are: -
A. Pure and Applied Science
B. Technology and Engineering
C. Clinical and Health Sciences
D. Social Sciences
E. Arts and Applied Arts
F. Natural and Cultural Heritage
G. Information and Communication Technology
The research period shall not exceed two (2) years.
MAXIMUM AMOUNT (RM)
The amount of application applied shall not exceed the prescribed ceiling of:
• Science and Technology Field - Ceiling of each project is not more than RM80,000.00.
• Social Science and Humanitarian Affairs - Ceiling of each project is not more than RM50,000.00.
ONLY USE INTERNET EXPLORER
DO NOT use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari or any other networks to access the MyGRANTS System. DO NOT use MACINTOSH computers or any Apple devices.
We look forward to receiving your applications and we wish you all the best.
“Acculturating Itqan, Ikhlas and Excellence in Research & Innovation”
For further queries, please contact:
1.Aida Melly Tan Mutalib, Snr. Asst. Director, Email:Ext. 5011
2. Sr Fuziah Ningah, Administrative Assistant, Email:Ext. 6199
GRANT INITIATIVE UNIT
RESEARCH MANAGEMENT CENTRE
INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA