The Merdeka Award Grant 2016
WELCOME TO THE MERDEKA AWARD GRANT 2016 FOR INTERNATIONAL ATTACHMENT.
The Merdeka Award Grant 2016 for International Attachment was announced in conjunction with the 2011 Merdeka Award Presentation Ceremony by Prime Minister YAB Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak.
It is designed to make it possible for qualified and deserving Malaysians, between the ages 22-35 to engage in short-term collaborative projects/programmes of up to three months, at an internationally-recognised host institution in select disciplines (education, arts, sports, community/social work, environment, health, science and technology).
The attachment aims to help the recipient build on his or her expertise by undergoing a learning experience in an institution or organisation of international repute, and improving the Grantee's body of work and achievements.
The end goal is to promote thought leadership and innovation, foster a culture of excellence and encourage a world-view.
TERMS OF ENGAGEMENT
Under the Terms of Engagement, the Merdeka Award Grant recipient will be required to execute the following, under the supervision of the Merdeka Award Secretariat:
Make a minimum of 3x weekly postings on his / her experiences on the Merdeka Award Facebook & Twitter accounts, over the course of the preparation for the attachment, the attachment itself and for a period of 3 months upon his / her return to Malaysia.
Maintain a Merdeka Award Grant for International Attachment blog, with a minimum of 2x weekly updates on his / her experiences in the course of the preparation for the attachment, the attachment itself and for a period of 3 months upon his / her return to Malaysia. This should include written accounts, as well as photos and mini-videos.
While on attachment, reach out to and engage with Malaysians and non-Malaysian students in similar or related areas of study, to build the Grantee’s network of contacts and colleagues around the world.
Conduct a minimum of 6x speaking engagements upon his / her return to Malaysia, over the course of one year Recipient should be available to the Merdeka Award Secretariat for interviews and other publicity initiatives for a period of one year after his / her return.
The grant is awarded to qualified citizens of Malaysia, aged 22 – 35, residing in Malaysia or overseas, in the following fields:
Education and Community
Health, Science and Technology
Please take note of the following requirements:
For academics, a Master or equivalent professional degree at the time of application in the field in which you are applying.
For professionals and those outside academia, recognised professional standing and substantial professional accomplishments in the field in which you are applying.
Upon submission, the Merdeka Award Grant committee will review the applications and shortlist candidates for interviews. You are required to meet all reasonable requests for dates and times for interviews, and are responsible for your own travel arrangements to the interview venue.
Application for the 2016 cycle is from October 1st, 2015 to February 29th, 2016.
Successful applicants will be notified via email and/or phone call.
Application is only available online; the Merdeka Award Secretariat will not accept any hard copies or physical applications.
Merdeka Award Secretariat
Level 67, Tower 1
Petronas Twin Towers
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
50088 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2331 0952
* Dates are subject to changes. Please continue to check the website for updates.
Friday, 25 December 2015
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The Merdeka Award Grant 2016
Noor Mona | Friday, 25 December 2015