International Grants


Grant Availability

Science and Technology Research Grant (STRG) funded by Toray Science Foundation, Japan

Ten (10) to fifteen (15) Research Grants of up to RM60,000 each for Malaysian researchers below 40 years of age pursuing basic research in science and technology

All Year Round

Direct Aid Program

Offers small grants program funded from Australia’s aid budget. It has the flexibility to work with local communities in developing countries on projects that reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development consistent with Australia’s national interest.

All Year Round

The Nestle Foundation

The Nestlé Foundation offers different award and grant categories, some of them using a modular approach, i.e. the Pilot Grant Program represents the starting grant module for a later Full Grant Research application

  All Year Round

Direct Aid Program

To spur the technology, standardization development and adoption of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) within the field of communication network, infrastructure and applications.

  All year round

Nippon Foundation

Provides grants to projects run by non-profit organizations around the world.

  All Year Round

Rufford Foundation

The Rufford Foundation is a UK registered charity which funds nature conservation projects across the developing world. To date the Foundation has awarded grants to over 4000 projects in 156 countries.

All Year Round  

The Toyota Foundation

Seek new values for society by fundamentally exploring novel philosophies and arts to address difficult issues to be faced by future society; issues that are on a global scale; issues that transcend generations; and nascent problems that will only fully manifest themselves in the future.

All year round

Asia Development Bank

Provides loans, technical assistance, grants, and equity investments to promote social and economic development.

All year round


Financial assistance in which funds are granted to a developing country to support construction works or services such as procuring equipment and materials that are necessary for economic and social development.

All year round


Projects are a vital part of the APEC process. They help translate the policy directions of APEC Economic Leaders and Ministers into actions and help create tangible benefits for people living in the Asia-Pacific region.

Twice a year (21 Mar & 22 June)

The Sumitomo Foundation

The program is offered so that cultural properties outside Japan, the common heritage of human, be handed down to future generations.

Annually (Sept 1 – Oct 31)

Erasmus Mundus Programme

Cooperation between higher education institutions and academic staff in Europe and Third Countries with a view to creating poles of excellence and providing highly trained human resources.

Twice a year (Oct & Jan)

Terra Viva Grants

Aiming to deliver equal amounts of funding to mitigation and adaptation.

9 Nov Every Year

IRTI Research Grant Program

IRTI launched a new Research Grant Scheme for Non-Student Researchers, in order to encourage them to participate in the promotion and dissemination of Islamic economics, banking and finance.

31 April Each Year

Fulbright-MCMC U.S. Senior Specialist Grant

The Fulbright-MCMC Specialist Grant is a field-driven initiative in which the Malaysian host institution conceptualize and design project of interest in the fields of communications and multimedia.

15 Feb Each Year
JSPS Ronpaku (Dissertation Phd) Program
The aim of this program has been to provide tutorial and financial support for promising researchers in countries of Asia and Africa or other specified countries who wish to obtain their PhD degrees from Japanese universities through the submission of a dissertation without matriculating a doctoral course.
Throughout the Year