To honour the most influential researchers in Malaysia whose researches are cited and recognised worldwide. It was hoped that the success of these researchers can be the catalyst to inspire scholars to produce high quality research.
Recognized for their excellence in applied research that has commercial potential based on their patents filed. There are two sub-categories: Research University and Non-Research University. Top peer reviewers are recognized for their expertise in reviewing research manuscripts in various research areas. This represents their scholarly impact and expertise that goes beyond academic publications.
Certificate of excellence and a plaque
The final eight awardees are selected by a special steering committee.