International Research Funds


Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

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Science-to-Action (S2A)

The implementation of various national initiatives ensure that Malaysia forge ahead in our goal to become a developed nation by 2020.

However it will take continued focus and investment in science & technology (S&T) if we hope to have sustainable growth beyond 2020 and stay ahead of our economic competitors so that the efforts made through the initiatives are not laid to waste.

To reflect this emphasis in S&T, the government will now be embarking on a Science to Action (S2A) Program. The S2A is an effort that will enable Malaysia to sustain its growth beyond 2020.

The Newton Ungku Omar Fund

The Newton–Ungku Omar Programme is a partnership between the UK Government and the Government of Malaysia to develop collaboration on research and innovation, with matched funding totalling up to £8 million per year.
Jointly established to address socio-economic issues in Malaysia, the NUOF is expected to deliver outcomes through the Science to Action Initiative, an initiative undertaken by the Malaysian Government to enable sustainable growth beyond 2020. The Newton-Ungku Omar Fund will cover activities ranging from growing capacities of the Malaysian science and innovation community through fellowships, mobility schemes and joint centres; forging research collaborations on development topics; and establishing innovation partners and challenge funds to develop innovative solutions on development topics.

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