1. What research grants that can be applied all year round?

Research grants that can be applied throughout the year is the grant offered by the MOSTI namely ScienceFund scheme. Applicants can register and make an application on the website of MOSTI (http://ernd.mosti.gov.my).

 

2. Do UMT offers internal research grant? When can I apply?

Yes, every year Universiti Malaysia Terengganu offers internal research grants, namely:
i. Geran Galakan Penyelidikan (GGP)
ii. Bantuan Kewangan Penyelidik Tamat PhD (BKP-PhD)
iii. Action Research Grant (ARG)
iv. Tabung Penyelidik Muda (TPM)

RMC will disseminate the information on duration and application through the RMC website and email to the university community. Applicants may apply when bids are opened.
*Internal grants resources depended on UMT budgetary and financial approval by the MPU and LPU.

 

3. What research grants are applicable to be applied by Malaysian citizen permanent appointment researchers?

ALL grants offered by any funders can be applied.

Among the grants are:
a) Grants offered by the Ministry of Education:
i. Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
ii. Prototype Development Grant Scheme (PRGS)
iii. Transdisciplinary Research Grant Scheme (TRGS) – Principal Investigator: Professor or Associate Professor only.
iv. Long-Term Research Grant Scheme (LRGS) – Principal Investigator: Professor or Associate Professor only.
v. Individual High Impact Research (PIBT)

b) Grants offered by MOSTI
i. Science Fund (ScFund)
ii. Technology Fund (TechnoFund)

c) Universiti Malaysia Terengganu Internal Grants (depends on the budgetary and financial approval of the MPU and LPU):
i. Geran Galakan Penyelidikan (GGP)
ii. Bantuan Kewangan Penyelidik Tamat PhD (BKP-PhD)
iii. Action Research Grant (ARG)
iv. Tabung Penyelidik Muda (TPM)

 

4. Are non-Malaysian citizens’ contract researchers applicable to apply research grants?

Yes. They can apply for research grants either offered internally by UMT or grants offered by any funding provider. However, the research team must have at least ONE (1) co-researcher whom fulfil the following conditions:
a) Malaysian citizens;
b) permanent employees; and
c) UMT researchers.

 

5. Are Malaysian citizen but contract researchers applicable to apply research grants?

Yes. They can apply for research grants either offered internally by UMT or grants offered by any funding provider. However, the research team must have at least ONE (1) co-researcher whom fulfil the following conditions:
a) Malaysian citizens;
b) permanent employees; and
c) UMT researcher.

 

6. What research grants that are suitable to be applied by the less experienced researchers (young lecturers-researchers)?

Ministry of Education (MOE) offers Acculturation Research Grant Scheme (RAGS) to the permanent post University’s academic staff of grade 51/52 and below and with at least 5 years of experience and never led any research grant inside and outside the country through online system (MyGrants).

In addition, internal grants such as GGP, BKP-PhD and TPM are also available (subject to the approval of budgets and financial of the MPU and LPU) for young lecturer-researchers.

 

7. When is the submission time (due) of project progress report to RMC?

Typically, the project progress report is within six (6) months of active research or dependent on the funder. Project progress report must be submitted to RMC before the end of the sixth month following the specified form from the funder or via online system. The form(s) can be downloaded at RMC website (www.rmc.umt.edu.my).

 

8. Do penalties imposed on researchers who do not comply with the rules and regulations, financial expenses, due date for submission of performance reports, and the outputs of research project that have been agreed upon by the contracting funder?

Yes, they can. Starting form 2015, funders such as the Ministry of Education and MOSTI will withdraw financial resources and blacklisting researchers who fails to comply with rules and regulations, financial expenses, due date for submission of performance reports, and the outputs of research project that have been agreed to by the funder. Researchers blacklisted cannot apply for funding for TWO (2) years.

 

9. Should researchers register/report if the research projects received from external funding (Top-Down; international, etc.) and was not applied through RMC or any UMT authority? How?

Yes. Researchers have to report/declare such research projects. Researchers may write to the Director of RMC for fundamental research grants or Centre for Knowledge Transfer and Industries Network (PIJI) for grants involving the community and/or the industry to inform about it.

 

10. How many Clusters exist in UMT and list?

In support of UMT niche areas (thrust) of Marine Sciences and Aquatic Resources, six (6) research clusters have been agreed upon to strengthens the research capacity and further enhance the contribution of research and researchers UMT. They are:
i. Marine Science and Oceanography
ii. Tropical Fisheries and Aquaculture
iii. Coastal and island communities
iv. Biotechnology and Bio-Materials Marin
v. Technology and Maritime Management
vi. Tropical Lake Ecosystem and Diversity
11. How many Special Interest Group (SIG) and list?

 

11. Six (6) Special Interest Group (SIG) within the RMC monitoring is as follows:
i. Wetlands Ecosystem Conservation
ii. Reef Ecosystem
iii. Offshore Fishing Beach
iv. Disaster Risk Solutions Guanacaste
v. Energy Keterbaharuan Eastern Corridor
vi. Business and Maritime Technology
vii. Bio-technology materials
viii. Geopark research Kenyir

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