For Malaysian Researchers below 40 years of age
Prizes 10 to 15 Grants of up to RM60,000 each
Total RM300,000

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 (limited to the fields of natural sciences, including the environment, but excluding clinical medicine and mathematics), inclusive of grants totalling Yen5 Million funded by Toray Science Foundation, Japan.
General Criteria
  • For energetic and creative young Malaysian researchers.
  • Aged below 40.
  • Engaged in a basic fundamental scientific research field at a research facility in Malaysia.
  • Residing in Malaysia.
  • Individual or Group effort.
  • Excludes clinical medicine and mathematics.
Grant recipients are required to :
  1. Complete and sign the General Grant Conditions stipulating the terms and conditions of the Grant.
  2. Research Project should be completed within 12 months after the prize presentation ceremony.
  3. Upon conclusion of the research project, a Final Report and certified Statement of Accounts to be submitted latest by 15th March of the following year.
Grant Research Symposium
For the benefit of the general public and scientific community, the Grantees are required to present their research report findings and share experiences at the MTSF Grant Research Symposium that are organized yearly.
Online Submission Guide

We strongly advise that all interested applicants read and understand the “Online Submission Guide” carefully, before submitting their application forms online to MTSF.

To be processed, assessed and judged on-line, only scanned applications submitted via this website are acceptable. Application forms posted/couriered to the Secretariat in hard copies will not be considered/processed.

  • Please download and complete the application form (in Word Format).
  • Obtain the necessary signature and chop/approval from the relevant institutions/authorities.
  • Scan the entire completed forms (in pdf file) and submit online via this website.
  • For easy of identification, please named/saved the duly completed application form in the following standard format/samples
    • Science & Technology Research Grant-Name of Main Researcher-University/Institution-Year of Application
  • Please adhere to the requirements when submitting online. All mandatory fields have to be filled/completed.
  • Please check the contents thoroughly before submitting online, as any alteration or re-submission thereafter will be rejected in total.
  • Upon successful submission, the applicant will be acknowledged with a reply email from the Secretariat with a given reference number, for future references.
  • The application for MTSF Awards and Grants shall stay open from 1st January and closes on the 31 May annually. After the midnight of 31st May, the online feature shall log off automatically. Please submit your application early to avoid any disappointment.