MSBMB Research Excellence Award

The Research Excellence Fellowship is awarded to a biochemist or molecular biologist who, within the past 3 years from the nomination year, has made a single or associated important contribution(s) to the field of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the international level as evident through their track records that include but are not limited to their publications, receipt of various awards, receipt of prestigious funding or grants, invitation to present lectures at prestigious meetings and other recognized achievements of similar standing. 

The winner of the MSBMB Research Excellence Award will receive a prize of RM3,000.00, a medal and a certificate of achievement. 

The recipient of the award will be invited to give the MSBMB Research Excellence Award Lecture Annual Conference of the MSBMB.

 

This award is given every 2 years.   

 

This award was made possible with the generous support of Nirvana Foundation under the leadership of Tan Sri Dato' Kong Hon Kong.

Call for 2020 nominations are now open.  Download the nomination form HERE

Closing date for nominations: Monday 17th March 2020

Nomination procedure and eligibility criteria:

  • The nominee must be a member of the MSBMB.

  • The work for which the award recognizes must have been carried out in Malaysia for a minimum of 3 years before the nomination year and will be assessed from the appended publications list.   

  • Candidates should be nominated using the official nomination form provided.

 

  • A cover letter, not exceeding ONE page of A4 (in Arial font with a minimum size of 10) and addressed to the Honorary Secretary, Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology should accompany the nomination form. The nomination letter should summarize the nominees’ achievements that clearly distinguish the nominee’s research excellence in the field of practice. The nominees should have an international track record that highlights their contributions to their respective fields of study/practice. 

  • Prospective candidates are allowed to nominate themselves for this award but must be seconded by a by a practitioner of the field who can provide references and attest to the candidate’s suitability for the award. 

  • The nominating party must provide a brief CV (not exceeding 4 sides of A4) and list their nominee's top twenty recent publications. The CV must provide statements that highlight the contributions of the research carried out by the candidate and why it is considered to have reached a level of excellence. 

  • The nominating party can provide an additional document or CV to highlight the research career of the nominee as a supplement but is not compulsory for the nomination. This document can include an essay not exceeding 2 sides of A4 that highlights the nominees contributions to recent developments in biochemistry and molecular biology such as the invention of techniques, processes, a novel discovery or other similarly recognized achievement of similar standing.

MSBMB Fellowships

Download PDF of guidelines

 

The MSBMB offers two awards to enable graduate students/postdoctoral fellows/researchers to attend and present their research findings at either the Annual MSBMB Conference or at the FAOBMB/IUBMB Congress or Symposium.

 

The two awards are:

1. MSBMB ANNUAL CONFERENCE FELLOWSHIP

This fellowship covers the costs of the registration fee (member / non-member / student rate) to participate at the Annual MSBMB Conference.

Fellowship Application form

2. MSBMB INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP  

This fellowship contributes towards the costs of travel and/or registration fee up to a maximum of RM3000 to participate at the FAOBMB or IUBMB Congress or Symposium.

Travel Fellowship Application form

 

Selection of the successful candidate is based on the following criteria:

 

 CRITERIA FOR THE MSBMB ANNUAL CONFERENCE FELLOWSHIP

  • The applicant should be a graduate student/postdoctoral fellow/researcher working in the field of biochemistry and/or molecular biology.

  • Preference will be given to researchers below 40 years of age.

  • The applicant must be a paid-up member of MSBMB. 

  • The applicant has submitted an application by the due date, providing all requested information and documentation.

  • Preference will be given to those applicants who have not previously received an MSBMB Annual Conference Fellowship.

 

Note:  The recipient of this award is required to submit a manuscript to the Malaysian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology within 6 months of obtaining the award.

 

CRITERIA FOR THE MSBMB INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP

  • The candidate should be a graduate student/postdoctoral fellow/researcher working in the field of biochemistry and/or molecular biology.

  • Preference will be given to young researchers below 40 years of age.

  • The candidate must be a paid-up member of MSBMB 

  • The candidate has a proven record of academic and intellectual achievement and shows significant research potential.

  • The candidate has submitted an application by the due date, providing all requested information and documentation.

  • Preference will be given to those applicants who have not previously received an MSBMB International Travel Fellowship.   

Note:  The recipient of this award is required to submit a manuscript to the Malaysian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology within 6 months of obtaining the award.

ADMINISTRATION OF THE MSBMB FELLOWSHIP SCHEMES

These awards shall be administered by the MSBMB Fellowships Committee which shall also be responsible for the selection of the successful applicants, after a proper evaluation of the completed application forms in accordance with the criteria outlined above. The number of fellowships to be awarded annually will be subject to availability of funds to support these schemes. 

 

Applications should be received by the Chair of the Fellowships Committee at least 2 months before the Annual Conference.

 

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