There are 36 staff members in RMC consisting of the Director, two (2) Deputy Directors, four (4) Administrative Officers, two (2) Research Officers, three (3) Executive Officers, one (1) Science Officer, six (6) Publication officers and 18 people from the implementing group.

Research Management Centre are constantly visited by visitors and regularly organize activities or programs that contribute to the university as well as the lecturers. The Research Management Centre also continually broadcasts useful information and programs to interested visitors

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) gives priority to the students’ essentials and their well-being especially among current students who are studying in UPM. Hence, UPM also ensures that it provides an array of technology equipment and facilities in order to guarantee that the students’ welfare is well taken care of. Hence, Research Management Centre (RMC) is happy to assist the student in the research field.    


  • Putra@VID
    UPM has been using the virtual card as a new student identity identification for the 2018/2019 entry session to replace existing student card usage. Accordingly, the first year of the 2018/2019 session will use the Smartphone Application (for Android and iOS users) and WEB Desktop on the https: /putravid.upm.edu.my website known as Putra® Virtual ID (Putra®VID) for managing identification while interacting with all campus facilities such as ICT application access, use of infrastructure facilities, attendance, authentication of university students and so on.

Synthesis Magazine

We are back! Synthesis magazine has been rebranded into the new concept and style. With still bringing the fundamental concept, Synthesis is an official research magazine published by Research Management Centre, Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) UPM. It covers research happenings, award-winning innovations, and high impact publications that emerge from various faculties and institutes across the university. Apart from that, it features some info-graphics about UPM research dynamics.

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Application for IIASA Young Scientists Summer Programme (YSSP) 2019

The Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM), a National Member Organization for the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is now inviting interested Malaysian young scientists to apply for the IIASA Young Scientists Summer Programme (YSSP) 2019. The YSSP 2019 will be held from 1 June to 31 August 2019 in Laxenburg, Austria.

The YSSP offers research opportunities to talented young researchers whose interests correspond with IIASA’s on-going research issues of global environmental, economic and social change. Participants are able to advance their research under the direct supervision of an experienced IIASA scientist and at the same time contribute to IIASA’s on-going scientific agenda. In addition, they can broaden their research interests by working in IIASA’s interdisciplinary and international research environment.

The application for IIASA Young Scientists Summer Programme is open from 1 October 2018 until 11 January 2019 (7:00am Malaysia Time).

For more information on selection and eligibility, please refer to the attached documents here. More details are also available on the IIASA website: http://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/education/yssp/about.html

For further enquiries, please contact Ms Aimi Suraya (Bureau of International Affairs) at +603 6203 0633 or email: suraya@akademisains.gov.my.

ASM looks forward to your support and co-operation towards the success of this programme.



Registration: https://5gmobile.eventbrite.com

Dear all,
You are cordially invited to the ASM Fellows’ Lecture by Professor Dr. Tharek Abd Rahman FASc. The details of the lecture are as follows:

Thu, November 15, 2018

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM 

Academy of Sciences Malaysia
Jalan Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50480

Please indicate your availability to attend this lecture latest by 12 November 2018 via https://5gmobile.eventbrite.com 

Do not forget to invite your colleagues! 

For further enquiries, please contact 03 6203 0633 (Madiha /Musliha) or email: membership@akademisains.gov.my.

Thank you.


Closing date: 16 NOVEMBER 2018 (FRIDAY)

The Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) has been trusted by the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) to conduct programmes under the Dr Ranjeet Bhagwan Singh (RBS) Medical Research Trust Fund. The Fund is endowed by the late Dr Ranjeet Bhagwan Singh, former Director of the Institute for Medical Research (IMR), who was also a prominent medical research scientist.

Annually, one (1) eligible young Malaysian scientist will be awarded a grant with the maximum amount of RM 30,000.00 to support medical and biomedical research initiatives. In relation to this, ASM wishes to as Young Scientists Network Members and Affiliates to apply for the RBS Research Grant. Kindly be informed that the application for this grant is open online at https://www.akademisains.gov.my/index.php/2018-RBS. 

The closing date for submission is 16 November 2018 (Friday). Please be informed that applications received after the closing date will not be entertained. Enclosed herewith is the information on the grant and summary of instruction for the grant application for reference.

For any further enquiries, your office may contact Ms Nur Dayana Razmi, Deputy Head, STI Strategic Programmes Unit or Mr Alang Iskandar Alang Rejab, Executive, STI Strategic Programme Unit. (Tel: 03 6203 0633 or Email: dayana@akademisains.gov.my / alang@akademisains.gov.my).

Your kind cooperation and support towards the success of this initiative is highly appreciated.

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) takes pleasure in inviting you to the MCMC RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM. The objective of this symposium is to provide a platform for key stakeholders to discuss the following key issues pertaining to societal opportunities, challenges and gaps in the digital age that are pertinent to the promotion and fulfilment of a digital civil society together with the protection of vulnerable and potentially marginalised groups.

The details are as followed:

Date: 21 November 2018, Wed

Time: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Venue: Putrajaya Marriott Hotel, IOI Resort City

This one (1) day forum is open to participants from Malaysia and other countries. Attendance is FREE. Limited seats are available and early application is encourage as seats are on a first-come-first-served basis. Participants are requested to self-register at: [https://goo.gl/forms/2WKyCgwDuBBrLWdr2] which is now open until 18 November 2018. 

If you have any queries, please contact Ms. Atiqah Nabilah Mohd Salleh at 03-86887854/ Mrs. Dayang Aidah Awang Piut at 03-86888064 or send an email marked Forum Query to irlcd@cmc.gov.my.

The draft agenda is attached for your reference.

H2020: Fellowships & Funding Opportunities


EU/various: 15 PhD positions in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN SULTAN “Remediation and Reprocessing of Sulfidic Mining Waste Sites”. Interdisciplinary and intersectoral expertise of leading EIT RawMaterials members, world-leading mining and chemical companies, located in Belgium, Germany, Finland, Portugal, Switzerland, Spain and the Netherlands. Deadline: various

EU/various: 15 PhD positions in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN SAGEX. "Scattering Amplitudes: from Geometry to Experiment". The positions will all last three years and will allow all students to participate in an exciting programme comprising international schools, workshops, and secondments at academic as well as industrial partners. Deadline: various


Europe: Fellowships & Funding Opportunities

GERMANY: Doctoral scholarships from the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (Incoming): For socially engaged doctoral students of any nationality, in all disciplines and of any age. Deadlines: 31 October 2018

GERMANY: Research grant Fraunhofer Attract (Incoming) offering outstanding external scientists the opportunity to develop their ideas towards an actual application within an optimally equipped Fraunhofer institute operating close to the market; Funding: €2,5 Million over 5 years; Deadline: 2 October 2018

GERMANY: DLR-DAAD Research Incoming Fellowships in the fields of Space, Aeronautics, Energy and Transportation Research open to foreign doctoral and postdoctoral students as well as senior scientistsDeadlines depend on the current offers.

SLOVAK REPUBLIC: (National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic - NSP) –  incoming / outgoing sandwich scholarships in all areas for PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists. Outgoing stays vary from 1 to 10 months for PhD students and 3 to 6 months for postdoctoral researchers. Deadline31 October 2018

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H2020: Fellowships & Funding Opportunities

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF) for postdoctoral mobility of researchers within (European Fellowships) and beyond Europe (Global Fellowships) Deadline: 12 September 2018.

European Innovation Council (EIC) Horizon Prize: Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aidrewarding the best, proven, cost-effective, tech-based solutions for Humanitarian Aid and will amount to €5mopen to all legal entities Deadline for registration of interest: 15 September 2019

Erasmus+ Joint Master Degrees (JMD) are offered by an international consortium of higher education institutions. Students from anywhere in the world at master's level can apply for these degrees and one of the approx. 15 student and 4 guest lecturers scholarships. Deadlines: various (depending on each consortium’s rules for application. Most consortia will require applications to be submitted between October and January, for courses starting the following academic year.

Europe: Fellowships & Funding Opportunities

AUSTRIA Institute of Science and Technology call for professors for internationally accomplished scientists in all areas. Deadlines: On-going for Professor applications.

AUSTRIA Lise Meitner Programme for Scientists from Abroad. Open to highly qualified scientists of any discipline with an invitation from an Austrian research institution. Applications accepted continuously, no application deadlines.

FINLAND CIMO FellowshipsOpen to young doctoral level students and researchers from all countries and from all academic fieldsNo application deadline.

FINLAND – EDUFI fellowships open to young Doctoral level students and researchers from all countries and from all academic fields. The scholarship period may vary from 3 to 12 months. Applications may be considered at all times. However, applications should be submitted at least 5 months before the intended scholarship period.

FRANCE – INRIA The "Internships" Programme (Incoming): Research training experience for students from all over the world; Undergraduate, masters or PhD students come and spend a few months in an Inria research team; 2-6 months with fixed remuneration around 500€ per month. Deadline: check on website

FRANCE – 15 Postdoctoral Fellowships on Biology and Information Technologies open to all nationalities at the French Atomic and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA). No specific application deadline: The positions are open until they are filled by appropriate candidates

FRANCE – INRIA International Chairs (Incoming) Funding for long stays by eminent international researchers in INRIA's project teams. Programme covers 12 months spread over 5 years. Open to high-level researchers who have their main professional activity outside of France. Deadline: 30 September 2018.

FRANCE PRESTIGE Postdoc programme. The PRESTIGE programme, coordinated by Campus France, aims at fostering the international mobility of post-doc researchers. Three mobility schemes are available:

  • Incoming, allowing foreign researchers to carry out their post-doctoral research work in France;
  • Outgoing, for researchers from France wishing to carry out a post- doctoral research project in another country;
  • Re-integration, targeted at nationals of EU Member States or Associated Countries working in research for at least 3 years in another Third Country to come to France to further develop their career.
  • Applications are open all year round with four cut off dates:  31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December.

GERMANY- Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers. Open to Experienced Researchers of all nationalities and in all disciplines. Offer to spend up to 18 months collaborating with an academic host at a research institution in Germany. Deadline: Rolling (Note: The selection committee meets three times a year, in March, July and November.)

UK - Leverhulme Trust Visiting ProfessorshipsThe Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorships are awarded to UK institutions that wish to invite an eminent researcher from overseas for an extended stay in the UK to enhance the knowledge and skills of academic staff or the student body within the host institution. Applications will be considered in all subject areas with the following exceptions: studies of disease, illness and disabilities in humans and animals, or research that is intended to inform clinical practice or the development of medical applications. Applications must be made by a member of academic staff, based in a UK university or other higher education institution, who will be responsible for co-ordinating the visit. Visiting Professorships last for between 3 and 12 months. Deadline: 11 October 2018.

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HORIZON EUROPE (2021 - 2027) The European Commission proposes a 100 billion EURO budget for research and innovation!

European Innovation Council (EIC) Prize for Early Warning Epidemics | €5 million prize to find the best solution for setting up an early warning system for epidemics. The challenge is to develop a scalable, reliable, and cost-effective early-warning system prototype to forecast and monitor vector-borne diseases in order to contribute to the prevention of outbreaks, mitigating their impact on local, regional and global scales, and providing support to existing elimination efforts. | Eligibility: This prize is open to all legal entities (i.e. natural or legal persons, including international organisations) or groups of legal entities. | Deadline: 1 SEPTEMBER 2018

140 postdoctoral host offers linked to Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellows - The Complutense University of Madrid (SPAIN) | Eligibility: experienced researchers (PhD or 4 years of full time research experience) | Duration: 12-24 months | Deadline: 12 SEPTEMBER 2018

Various Opportunities in Social Sciences & Humanities at the European University Institute in Florence (ITALY)

Opportunity to invite German research partners to deliver scientific talks / traveling conferences at research institutions in ASEAN (call text in German) | Eligibility: application has to be submitted by the German partner | Deadline: 29 JUNE 2018

Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (P.R.I.M.E.)  (GERMANY) | Postdoctoral researchers of all nationalities, who see their long-term career perspectives in Germany, will be given the opportunity to combine employment at a German university with a research stay abroad. Funding is provided through an 18-month temporary job position at the selected German University, in which 12 months have to be spent abroad and 6 months (re-integration phase) at a German university. The re-integration phase is mandatory. Applications may be submitted before completion of the PhD. However, the PhD must be completed before the start of the funding period. | Deadline: 31 AUGUST 2018

DAAD - Postdoctoral Reseachers' Networking Tour (GERMANY) | Artifical Intelligence Coming of Age: Research & Development in Germany, 23 - 29 September 2018 | Eligibility: applicants should have obtained their PhD less than 5 years ago | Deadline: 15 JULY 2018

DAAD - Development Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS) (GERMANY) | The EPOS programme offers individual scholarships to participants from developing countries so that they may study development-related postgraduate courses at selected universities in Germany. | Eligibility: Professionals and managerial staff from developing countries and emerging economies (list of eligible countries) | Deadline: various

Postdoc Fellowship Programme in Theoretical Physics - CERN (SWITZERLAND) | Eligibility: PhD holders (theoretical physics) with macimum of 10 years of research experience) | Duration: The Fellowship is granted for two years and can exceptionally be extended to a third year | Deadline: 3 SEPTEMBER 2018

EURAXESS Prize for the wnners of Falling Walls Lab across ASEAN | The winners of the Falling Walls Lab competitions in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Jakarta and Vietnam will win the EURAXESS Prize. With a value of EUR 600 it offers the unique opportunity to visit a research lab or university in any of the 28 member countries of the European Union | Deadline: various - NEW: Singapore - Deadline extended until 15 JULY 2018

EURAXESS Worldwide now also covers South Korea, New Zealand & Australia

The Research Management Centre (RMC), UPM would like to inform that Research Grant Division has initiated MyGrant Helpdesk  to assist the UPM researchers on Minister of Higher Education (MOHE) grants.

Contact hours : 9.00 am - 5.00 pm (Monday - Friday)

Contact details : 013 - 245 0502 (call/text/whatssapp)

Problem about Grants ? RMC has the solution plan !



I am pleased to inform you that the Work Programme 2018-2020 of Horizon 2020, the EU's Research and Innovation funding programme, was launched by the European Commission today.

Horizon 2020 is the largest multinational programme dedicated to research & innovation and it is "open to the world". This means that researchers, universities, research organisations, companies and non-governmental organisations from across the globe can apply to participate in the activities of the Work Programme carried out mainly through calls  for proposals.

The calls of the Work Programme launched today represent a major investment of €30 billion. These offer an extraordinary occasion for the scientific community and innovators in third countries to tap on the opportunities offered  by Horizon 2020 working together with counterparts from the EU and countries associated to Horizon 2020 in areas  of mutual interest.

In addition to this general opening, in this Work Programme, international cooperation in research and innovation has been strengthened through the inclusion of a list of 30 flagship initiatives with specific countries in areas of mutual benefit worth over €1billion.

For your information and further dissemination, please check our Press Release and the attached Fact Sheet prepared for the launching of the new Work Programme, a presentation highlighting International Cooperation and the list of flagships.

If you are interested to apply, consult the Horizon 2020 participant portal: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/  and help us raising awareness of the opportunities offered by Horizon 2020 within your communities and networks.


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