The Merdeka Award Grant 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 to 35 to engage in short-term collaborative projects/programmes of up to three months, at an internationally-recognised host institution in selected 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.
Aug 31, 2017
The grant is awarded to qualified citizens of Malaysia aged 22 � 35, residing in Malaysia or overseas.
Currently working or studying in a field that would be of benefit to Malaysia and Malaysians.
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.
Education and Community/Social Work
Health, Science and Technology
HOW TO APPLY
All applications MUST be submitted online at http://www.merdekaaward.my/The-Grant/Application.aspx.
Hard copies sent will not be accepted.�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.�Successful applicants will be notified via email and/or phone call.