Perkongsian Yayasan Penyelidikan Antartika Sultan Mizan (YPASM)

BERMINAT UNTUK TERLIBAT DENGAN PENYELIDIKAN POLAR?

TAPI ANDA TAK PASTI BIDANG PENYELIDIKAN APA YANG JADI KEUTAMAAN? DAN BAGAIMANA CARA NAK MENGIKUTI EKSPEDISI PENYELIDIKAN KE ANTARTIKA/ARTIK?

SERTAI SESI PERKONGSIAN BERIKUT!!

Sesi ini akan membincangkan bidang keutamaan dalam penyelidikan polar dan menerangkan dengan lebih lanjut bentuk geran dan bantuan lain yang ditawarkan dalam inisiatif ini. Dua orang penerima dana penyelidikan YPASM juga akan turut berkongsi pengalaman memohon dana penyelidikan serta peluang menyertai ekspedisi ke Antartika.

Semoga perkongsian ini dapat membantu penyelidik-penyelidik menghasilkan permohonan yang lengkap serta lebih berkualiti pada tahun hadapan.

TERHAD KEPADA PENYELIDIK DARI 8 UNIVERSITI YANG TERLIBAT DALAM INISIATIF SMART PARTNERSHIP SAHAJA.

University of MalayaUniversiti Sains MalaysiaUniversiti Malaysia SabahUMT – Universiti Malaysia TerengganuUniversiti Kebangsaan Malaysia – UKMUniversiti Putra Malaysia
Universiti Teknologi MARA
International Medical University – IMU

Pautan Pendaftaranhttps://docs.google.com/…/1C6fBt64KUoLNityXbCk539SYaGKt…

Pautan Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/Smart-Partnership-Initiative

Penyertaan terhad kepada 100 peserta sahaja atau tontonan secara langsung melalui saluran Youtube Rasmi YPASM

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0l2ls2pL3BNOMH5BSxQpfQ

Ucapan Tahniah: Penyelidik Dengan Sitasi Tinggi Tahun 2020

Tahniah diucapkan kepada PROF. DATO’ DR. KAMARUZZAMAN SOPIAN dari Institut Penyelidikan Tenaga Suria (SERI), PROF. IR. DR. SITI KARTOM KAMARUDIN dari Institut Sel Fuel (SELFUEL) dan PROF. DATO’ IR. DR. WAN RAMLI WAN DAUD dari Fakulti Kejuruteraan dan Alam Bina (FKAB) di atas pengiktirafan sebagai Penyelidik Dengan Sitasi Tinggi Tahun 2020 dalam bidang Kejuruteraan oleh Clarivates Web of Science™ Citation Report 2020

Water, Energy and Food (WE4F) Innovation Competition

WE4F hopes to expand the scale of innovations that impact the sectors food and water, food and energy or all three sectors of the nexus (food, water, energy) to increase the sustainability of agricultural food value chains, improving energy and water efficiency as well as to improve climate-resilient agriculture in developing countries and emerging markets, with a particular focus on the poor and women.

To achieve this goal, the effort must include partners from the private sector, NGOs, other research institutions, and other donors who share the common goal of increasing food production through sustainable water and energy usage. A key consideration of this effort is to ensure that feedback loops are created that integrate local conditions and new knowledge into both national and international policy and decision-making as integrate capacity development, knowledge management and the use of investment capital in a synergistic way to create an enabling environment in countries throughout the region.

We are looking for innovators who intend to expand their businesses or organizations commercially, using a for-profit business model and the addition of outside investment capital, and which will utilize WE4F grant funding as a catalyst attract investors, commercial value chain participants and other relevant partners to help expand to wide-scale adoption of an innovation and attract private capital. If you have a commercially proven product, service or business model that you would pitch to an investor for debt or equity investment, we want you to apply to WE4F. If you have a great idea for a development project but no track record of successful sales, WE4F is probably not the right vehicle for you.

Target Groups of the WE4F Grand Challenge

WE4F works with entrepreneurship and innovation through the following actors:

  • Innovators with demonstrated potential for financially sustainable scaling that have previously received support and proved successful in the go-to-market phase from either the Securing Water for Food or Powering Agriculture Grand Challenges (for a detailed description of the selection criteria see Terms of Reference of the regional innovation hubs on the WE4F website).
  • Private, for-profit companies or teams or groups within non-profits or universities which maintain their own budget and are responsible for generating revenue that have as the primary or a major part of their business model an innovative product or service that addresses the nexus of water-energy-food. These organizations can apply through the Calls for Innovation.
  • Other actors that are identified on a case-by-case basis by the Regional Innovation Hub and which fit the criteria of WE4F and are crucial for the scaling of impacts.

Through our support for innovations, WE4F expects to target poor men and women smallholder farmers and others working in all parts of the agriculture value chain. Specifically, our interventions will help companies and organizations providing nexus-relevant products and services to reach women and the poor as commercial customers, equipping them with the means to achieve greater earnings and social mobility.

Goal and Focus Areas 

WE4F aims to:

  • Increase food production along the value chain through a more sustainable and efficient usage of water and/or energy.
  • Increase income for ‘Base of the Pyramid’ (BOP) women and men in both rural and urban areas.  
  • Provide companies and organizations the technical assistance and capital they need to scale solutions to meet the challenges in the WE4F nexus.
  • Promote climate and environmental resilience and biodiversity through the sustainable, holistic management of natural resources and ecosystems.

Thematic Areas in Which Innovation Is Needed 

The WE4F Founding Partners have identified priority thematic areas in which innovation is urgently needed as mentioned below. Innovations supported by Water and Energy for Food could include but are NOT limited to the themes mentioned below:

  • THEME 1: Innovations in food production to reduce water usage
  • THEME 2: Efficient use of water resources for food production
  • THEME 3: Sustainable use of energy and water on farms
  • THEME 4: Energy innovations for food processing, and/or logistics
  • THEME 5: Food production with efficient energy use
  • THEME 6: Leveraging food waste for energy

Value: $25,000.00 to $500,000.00

APPLY

Opens

Nov 3 2020 12:00 AM (EST)

Deadline

Dec 15 2020 05:00 AM (EST)

Retrieved on 18 November 2020 at https://innovations.smapply.io/prog/we4f_sse_asia_rih_call_for_innovations_2020/

FORUM SEADPRI 2020 on “The International Financial Landscape for Climate Change Adaptation”

Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative, UKM (SEADPRI-UKM), dengan kerjasama Akademi Sains Malaysia, Asian Network for Climate Science and Technology (ANCST), Kluster Sumber Lestari Alam Sekitar dan Kehidupan Pintar, Pusat IDEA akan mengadakan SEADPRI Forum 2020: The International Financial Landscape for Climate Change Adaptationyang akan diadakan secara atas talian pada ketetapan seperti berikut:

           Tarikh          :       19 November 2020 (Khamis)

           Masa            :      3.00 pm (1500H)

           Tempat         :     Melalui Aplikasi ZOOM  

           Penceramah   :     Ms. Meena Raman dari Third World Network 

           Pendaftaran    :           https://shorturl.at/oNP46

        Pautan Program :           https://shorturl.at/vPTU3

 

Sehubungan dengan ini, sukacita dijemputYBhg. Datuk/Dato’/Prof./ Dr./Tuan/Puan hadir dan menguar-uarkan hebahan maklumat berkaitan Forum ini kepada seluruh warga institusi/PTj/Agensi. Bersama-sama ini juga disampaikan brochure untuk tujuan hebahan. Diatas segala kerjasama dari pihak YBhg. Datuk/Dato’/Prof./ Dr./Tuan/Puan berhubung dengan program ini didahului dengan ucapan terima kasih. 

COMCAST-2021 Grants

As the largest video, high-speed Internet, and phone provider to residential customers, Comcast Cable is committed to supporting external technical research and open source software development. Over the long term, this can lead to critical insights and advancements that can positively benefit consumers by delivering innovative new generations of products faster than ever before.

The Comcast Innovation Fund offers funding for researchers at leading academic institutions and elsewhere to support research that is of mutual interest to Comcast and the research community. It also provides funding to support open source software development. While Comcast has supported this kind of work for many years, we are now doing so in a more strategic way.

OPEN SOURCE DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

Open Source Development Grants are intended to fund new or continued development of open source software in areas of interest to Comcast or of benefit to the Internet and broadband industries. This can fund a range of development, from adding specific features to an existing open source project, to general support of an open source project in which we are interested. Applicants for these grants may be organizations, academic institutions, or individuals.

GENERAL AND TARGET RESEARCH GRANTS

Research Grants can be either general or targeted.

A general research grant provides an unrestricted award of funds to support researchers, usually at colleges and universities. These grants are focused on supporting excellent technical research in a wide variety of fields that are relevant to the broadband industry and/or to Comcast specifically.

In contrast, a targeted research grant is more narrowly tailored and typically study more specific issues. In either case, applicants are encouraged to consider grants that may have a cooperative focus, whereby researchers can be matched with a Comcast engineering liaison who will be involved with the research. Applicants for these grants may be organizations, academic institutions, or individuals.

USEFUL & INTERESTING THINGS GRANTS

Beyond Open Source and Researchers from Institutions we also will give grants to fund work that contributes to the Internet novel and useful ways. Applicants can be individuals who are working on ideas, or technologies, or approaches that are useful and valuable to the Internet. Sometimes it’s a conference that’s being organized, or a new piece of hardware that’s being invented. Either way, it helps advance the growth of the Internet and the Internet Community.

Areas of Interest

We are interested in things that make the Internet run or that run on the Internet. The list is as long and as broad as the Internet itself. Area’s we have funded before include: Network and User Security; IoT; All things Video including Caching, Transport, Encoding, Distribution and Production; Content Delivery Networks; User Authentication; SPAM Protection; DNS Operations and Management; Broadband; Routing; Home Security; Network Optimization and Measurement; Faster Wifi .…. and the list goes on.

Retrieved on 12 November 2020 From: https://innovationfund.comcast.com/

Asia-Pacific Network_2020 CAPaBLE Programme

The APN invites proposals under the CAPaBLE Programme for funding from October 1, 2021. A limited amount of financial support is available for regional research activities that fall within its areas of interest.

Activities related to CAPaBLE programme that APN supports cover the following:

  1. Capacity development activities that promote the following approaches related to one or more the five thematic areas of APN:
  • Utilizing and strengthening existing capacity
  • Creating opportunities to use/instil capacity
  • Developing new capacity through innovative approaches
  1. Awareness raising and dissemination activities for policy- and decision-making communities, civil society and/or the general public.
  2. Science-policy interfacing in the context of the five thematic areas.
  3. Capacity development partnership activity that contribute to the capacity development components of the evolving global change arena, including IPCC, IPBES, post-2015 Sustainable Development goals, and ongoing and new global change and sustainability research programmes.

High Priority Themes for Funding

At the APN’s 43rd Steering Committee Meeting (held in July 2020), the APN SC agreed to conduct an online survey to assess the continued relevance of the priority topics from the FY 2019 Call for Proposals for the FY 2020 Call for Proposals and to identify key and emerging issues in 2020. Following the results of the survey, APN invites trans- and interdisciplinary capacity development proposals focusing on the following themes for South Asia, Southeast Asia, Temperate East Asia and the Pacific as indicated below:

  1. Global change and sustainability in the COVID-19 era: Pursuit of transformation to more resilient societies
    • Integrated approaches to promote decarbonized societies, regional circular and ecological sphere (R-CES), and formulation of decentralized societies to create long-term economic and societal benefits.
    • Build back better: promote greener economies, improve air quality and waste
    • Impacts on local livelihoods and human security: increasing resilience and adaptation while ensuring harmony between society and nature.
  2. Climate change and climate variability and their related impacts in national and regional contexts (particularly climate projections/downscaling, extreme events, AP-PLAT, DRR and adaptive recovery, monsoon, etc.))
  3. Ecosystem-based adaptation and disaster risk reduction
  4. Smart agriculture (particularly resource allocation, livestock, food, technology transfer, innovation, extension, etc.)
  5. Transboundary issues (particularly pollution, water quality, human health, fisheries and microplastics, marine plastic debris, invasive species, waste management, etc.)

Proposals that do not address any of the above themes will not be accepted under the 2020 Call for Proposals.

Eligibility

Researchers, academics, practitioners working in institutions based in APN member countries and approved countries are eligible to apply for APN grants. Details of eligibility criteria are outlined in the Guide for Proponents.

Special consideration

At the 43rd Steering Committee (SC) meeting held online in July 2020, SC members reconfirmed the importance of enhancing support to and engagement of early-career researchers/scientists in the Asia-Pacific region by providing a platform for early-career researchers/scientists to utilize their knowledge and innovative ideas to address regional issues related to global change and sustainability. Therefore, APN encourages applications from early-career researchers/scientists/practitioners. Collaborative regional research proposals submitted by early-career proponents that fulfil the eligibility criteria set by the SC will receive particular attention.

Note on criteria:

  1. The main proponent should have a Master’s degree with three years of working experience, a PhD degree with at least one year of working experience, or received his/her highest postgraduate degree within the previous ten years; and
  2. The team has at least 1 early-career researcher/scientist from each APN member country or APN approved country engaged in the proposal.

Restrictions

Please note that APN does not support:

  • The running costs of institutions;
  • The salaries of administration staff; the salaries of researchers who receive or are to receive full-time salary support;
  • The salaries of consultants (project leaders and collaborators should have the expertise to conduct the activities);
  • The maintenance of long-term observation and monitoring systems; and
  • General purpose equipment such as personal computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets or fixed office structure (desks, chairs, etc).

For further information on what APN can and cannot support, please refer to Information for applicants.

Submission Procedure

Proponents must submit a Summary Proposal under the CAPaBLE Programme by completing the submission form. The form must be completed and submitted by Sunday, 6 December 2020. Applications will undergo a screening process performed by the APN’s Capacity Development Committee (CDC) and Scientific Planning Group (SPG) who will select successful proponents that will proceed to the next stage. All proponents are notified of the results of the preliminary screening by the end of January 2021 or in early February 2021.

Proponents who pass this stage will be invited to submit a Full Proposal for further consideration by the CDC, SPG, external reviewers and APN stakeholders, as appropriate.

Closing Date

Summary Proposals must be completed and submitted by Sunday, 6 December 2020. Please refer to Information for applicants or send your inquiries to online.advisory@apn-gcr.org.

Retrieved from: https://www.apn-gcr.org/apnis/public/calls/22

British Council-The Digital Collaboration Fund

The Digital Collaboration Fund aims to address this challenge. Through a series of grants, we are supporting organizations to devise new virtual ways of working internationally, in turn creating a climate-friendly approach to international collaboration and artistic exchange.

Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible countries:

  • Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Peru, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela, Vietnam, Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia) Yemen, Zimbabwe.

General eligibility information:

  • The fund is open to arts and culture organisations and higher education organisations with an arts and culture focus.
  • Applications must be a partnership between at least one UK organisation and one organisation based in one of the countries listed below.
  • There must be one lead applicant, but this does not need to be the UK organisation.
  • Whilst the funds are designed to benefit the artistic community, applications will only be accepted from legally registered organisations and collectives. Applicants must have a registered business bank account.
  • We will accept applications for multilateral projects, with the focus on the programme being delivered mutually across the UK and in overseas countries.
  • In general, funding should be split 60/40 between the UK and the other countries. The lead partner should get no more than 60% of the funding and at least 40% of funding should be distributed in one or more of the countries listed below.

Grant Category:

  1. Research and development grants: to research and develop proposals for new virtual collaboration projects
  2. Restart grants: for existing projects that are currently on pause due to Covid-19, to help organisations restart them via digital means
  3. Collaboration grants: for new projects with a focus on virtual collaboration and other new ways of working

Application Dateline: 18 November 2020

Retrieved on 5 November 2020 From:
https://www.britishcouncil.org/arts/digital-collaboration-fund?fbclid=IwAR1sUPZBr4H0r61O7wB3_jljpa-JT6yQpaH6kn0rJf7abFUnoi0x01vEVTA

Microsoft, AI for Accessibility Grants

AI for Accessibility grants support projects that use AI to empower people living with disabilities. Microsoft is looking for individuals or teams who are not only passionate about making the world more inclusive, but also firmly rooted in the communities they intend to benefit. We want to invest in ideas that are developed by or with people with disabilities.

Eligibility Criteria

Invite applications from developers, NGO’s, academics, researchers, and inventors to accelerate their work for people with disabilities. This is a global program: Grant applications from all countries are eligible.

Research Areas

Daily life

Over 1 billion people around the world live with disabilities, but only 1 in 10 have access to the assistive technology they need. Accessible, affordable technology allows people with disabilities to participate in an inclusive society and economy. AI solutions for smart cities, transportation, and education can improve daily life for people with disabilities.

Communication and connection

For people with disabilities, assistive communication tools are critical. Communication challenges can affect any of us, at any time, based on temporary, situational, or permanent issues. We support AI projects that create and advance connections through inclusive and assistive tools.

Employment

Globally, the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is 2-3 times that of people without. And in the US, this has not substantially changed in the last 30 years since the establishment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). AI can improve engagement in the workplace via projects that leverage shared data and tools to empower this untapped talent pool.

Grant Size

Grant size are $10,000, $15,000, or $20,000 (depending on project scope and needs).

 Application Dateline: 15 December 2020

Retrieved from:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ai/ai-for-accessibility-grants/