Malaysia Toray Science Foundation was established in 1993 through a RM4 Million
endowment by Toray Industries, Inc., Japan. The Foundation is registered with and
recognized by the Malaysian authority as a charitable organization formed to promote
and advance science and technology in Malaysia.
To contribute to the progress of “Science and Technology” in Malaysia. (“Science and
Technology” will be limited to the fields of natural sciences, including the environment,
but excluding clinical medicine and mathematics).
To make a positive contribution to the betterment of Malaysian society and growth
through national scientific and technological advancement and development of human
To stimulate and encourage basic research in science and technology in Malaysia.
To reward Malaysian scientists and researchers whose outstanding achievements
have contributed to the advancement of science and technology.
To enhance and develop educational initiatives through creative and effective
science teaching methods.
Expenditure of approximately RM600,000 annually, derived from interest income and
contributions from Toray Science Foundation, Japan and Toray subsidiaries in
To achieve the objectives, the Foundation endeavours to undertake the following 3
annual programs : (A) Science & Technology Award (STA)
- recognizes the outstanding achievements/
discoveries/contributions of Malaysian scientists and researchers. (B) Science & Technology Research Grant (STRG)
- provides financial assistance to
young Malaysian researchers (below 40 years of age) for basic research in science
and technology (limited to the fields of natural sciences, including the environment,
excluding clinical medicine and mathematics).
(C) Science Education Award (SEA)
- recognizes outstanding Malaysian teachers
and educators for innovative and creative science education in secondary schools,
technical schools, educational centres and Pre-university colleges.