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Awards Objectives

The aim of the MAKNA Cancer Research Award is to promote cancer research among young scientists

Eligibility Criteria

Application is open to all Malaysian citizens with a basic degree below 40 years of age, residing in Malaysia and interested in cancer research. Students who are pursuing their postgraduate degrees are encouraged to apply.


MAKNA offers 3 research awards per year with the value of each award not exceeding RM 30,000. The award cannot be used to purchase equipment, to employ salaried personnel or related expenses, to attend conference or to pay for publication fee. The project must be carried out in Malaysia and completed within 2 years.

Application Procedures
  • All applications must be submitted online through the ASM Awards and Recognition system at before the closing date. Each application must be accompanied by a recent institutional endorsement form signed by the Dean/ Head of the unit in which the candidate will realise the research work (dated no later than six months from date of application).
  • All applications must use the recent research project proposal provided in the ASM Awards and Recognition system (Section D). The applications with wrong or outdated research project proposal will not be accepted. A Turnitin or plagiarism report must be attached with the research project proposal in one (1) pdf file. All required information should be stated clearly and concisely. Any resubmission from the previous application should be revised and updated.
  • All application must be submitted by 31 March 2021 (Wednesday, 5.00 pm). Incomplete applications or applications submitted after the deadline shall not be considered. Please take note that the date on the ASM website will be as 1 April 2021.