MSPTM Community Fund


MSPTM Community Fund

The Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (MSPTM) Community Fund grants funding to activities which improve quality of life, health, and well-being. RM1,000 - RM5,000 funding is available to support local charities and community projects throughout Malaysia.

The MSPTM Community Fund is seeking to support projects working within a range of themes as set out below:
* Community involvement projects
* Community safety projects
* Community health and well-being 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 RM5,000

How to apply?
* Submit the completed "MSPTM Community Fund Application Form" to (before 12 noon, 30 November).

When to apply?
* Closing date 12 noon, 30 November of the year.
* Result will be announced by end of December of the year of submission via email.

What happens after I apply?
* All applicants will be notified about their outcome in writing. If your application fits the MSPTM Community Fund priority areas, it'll be shortlisted.

What happens after the grant is awarded?
* All successful applicants must present their progress once a year. An oral presentation at MSPTM annual conference AND submission of a paper to reputable ISI-indexed journal such as Tropical Biomedicine acknowledging the funder is mandatory.

If you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact MSPTM Secretary via email to

MSPTM Community Fund Winner List

MSPTM Community Fund Winner List

Year Winner Organisation Research Title
2018 Dr. Kumara Thevan Krishnan University of Malaysia Kelantan Imparting knowledge and technology of invitro stingless bee queen rearing (Geniotrigona thoracica) to youths in Malaysia.
2018 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chan Yoke Fun Universiti Malaya, Malaysia Environmental surveillance to combat hand, foot and mouth disease
2018 Dr. Mehru Nisha Muhamad Haneef University of
Kuala Lumpur
Gastrointestinal parasitic infection in nursing homes in Kajang, Malaysia
2019 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tengku Shahrul Anuar Tengku Ahmad Basri Universiti Teknologi Mara I.N.S.E.C.T. (Insect National Science Education Programe using Creativity and Technology)
2019 Dr. Norhidayu Sahimin Universiti Malaya, Malaysia Awareness programme among The Philiphines' Domestic Workers (FARA Philiphines) in Kuala Lumpur: Knowledge, prevention and control of common infectious diseases.
2019 Dr. Stanley Tan Tiong Kai Universiti Malaya, Malaysia Awareness programme on soil-transmitted Helminthiasis among schoolchildren from Orang Asli communities: Application of Health Learning Package (HELP)
2020 Dr. Wathiqah Wahid Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Knowledge, attitude and practice of parasitic infection among zoo workers in Kuala Lumpur
2020 Dr. Lucas Low Van Lun Universiti Malaya, Malaysia Enhancing public knowledge on ectoparasites and associated pathogens from companion animals: A proactive action research
2020 Dr. Farah Shafawati Binti Mohd Taib Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Awareness program on rodent borne-disease at Kuala Lumpur public low-cost housing (PPR)
2021 Dr. Tan Li Peng Universiti Malaysia Kelantan Awareness Programme on Parasitic Zoonoses from Cats: A Combine Effort with Pejabat Pembangunan Wanita Negeri (PPWN) Kelantan
2021 Dr. Azdayanti Muslim Universiti Teknologi Mara NuTRI-C Project – Nutrition Education Through Role play Among Indigenous Communities
2021 Dr. Farah Haziqah Meor Termizi Universiti Sains Malaysia Conservation and protecting the heritage of sea turtles in Penang – Turtle Project (TP)