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Science and Technology Award (STA) Information & Guideline

Science and Technology Award (STA) Application Form


Information & Guideline

1. Qualification of Nominee
Malaysian citizen who resides in Malaysia and has excelled in an area of study relating to natural sciences, excluding mathematics and clinical medicine, who :

  • has made a major scientific discovery or discoveries which contributed to the enhancement of scientific knowledge,
  • has made an original, revolutionary and important invention, or
  • has successfully solved a major technological problem with an economically viable solution.

2. Science & Technology Award
Two (2) awards are conferred every year and each consists of :

  • a Certificate of Award, and
  • a cash prize of RM30,000.

3. Nominating University/Institution
Nominations must be submitted by an authorised representative of a scientific or professional institution/organization or a university in Malaysia of which the nominee is a member.

4. Nomination Procedure
Complete the Nomination Form, which is obtainable from MTSF or from the MTSF website, and return the same to MTSF at the mailing address stated therein.

5. Deadline
The completed Forms must reach the Foundation by 31 May of each year. Late entry and incomplete forms will not be processed.

6. Selection Committee and Method of Selection
The winners shall be selected by the Selection Committee and approved by the Board of the Foundation. For the list of the Selection Committee Members, please visit our website.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview by September of each year. The decision of the Selection Committee and the Board of the Foundation is final and no correspondence regarding the decision will be entertained.

7. Presentation of the Award
The presentation ceremony shall be held not later than the end of January of the following year.

Notes :

  • The Award can be given to a single person or a group of Malaysian nationality. If the nomination is for a group, the group will be treated as one nominee. It is the main nominee's responsibility to share the award money with his/her co-nominees.
  • Please write, phone or fax to MTSF at the address/contact numbers stated below for clarification and/or for additional forms.
  • This Award is not taxable in the hands of the recipient.
  • The Foundation reserves the right to vary the number and/or amount of the awards at its absolute discretion without prior notice.

Mailing Address/Inquiries to :
Penang Office of the MTSF, c/o Penfabric Sdn Berhad
Prai Free Industrial Zone 1, 13600 Prai, Penang.
Tel : (04) 3854151/3908157 Fax: (04) 3908260
Email :
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