MSPTM Community Fund

Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (MSPTM) Community Fund


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The Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (MSPTM) Community fund is a seed fund available for research studies that initiate activities that can improve the quality of life, health and wellbeing in a community. Funding is available between RM 1000-5000 to support researchers to conduct community projects throughout Malaysia.

The MSPTM Community Fund seeks projects working within a range of themes as stated below:

  • Environmental improvement projects (e.g. wildlife conservation, habitat creation, flood
  • Community involvement projects
  • Community safety projects
  • Community health and wellbeing projects
  • Projects to develop skills, education & employment support

Who can apply?

This grant is open to all MSPTM members with the following criteria:

  • Malaysian citizen
  • Project duration: 1-2 years
  • Amount: up to RM5000

How to apply?

Visit the Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (MSPTM) webpage ( and search for "The MSPTM Community Fund" link. Or, fill up the attached application form and send to the MSPTM secretary at

When to apply?

This call is open now till 12 noon, 31st October 2018.
The decision will be notified to the successful recipient by end of November 2018.

What happens after I apply?

All proposals submitted will be reviewed by a selection committee and the decision will be notified in writing. Only proposals in line with the MSPTM Community Fund priority areas will be shortlisted.

What happens after the grant is awarded?

All successful applicants are obligated to submit a progress report at the end of each year. Applicants are also required to present their results as an oral presentation at MSPTM annual conference. Manuscript submissions to any reputable ISI-indexed journal such as Tropical Biomedicine is required to acknowledging the funder.