Dr Ranjeet Bhagwan Singh Research Grant

Dr Ranjeet Bhagwan Singh Research Grant Recipients

Oon Chern Ein
2014 RBS Recipient
Dharmani Devi a/p Murugan
2015 RBS Recipient
Abdul Manaf Hashim
2015 RBS Recipient
Yee Pinn Tsin
2016 RBS Recipient
2017 RBS Recipient
Sharmili Vidyadaran
2017 RBS Recipient
Hairul Aini Binti Hamzah
2018 RBS Recipient
2019 RBS Recipient
Saiful Effendi Bin Syafruddin
2019 RBS Recipient


The late Dr Ranjeet Bhagwan Singh was a prominent medical research scientist. He was the 18th Director of the Institute for Medical Research (IMR) and made many invaluable contributions to the field of medical and scientific research and to the development of diagnostic laboratories in Malaysia. He was also well known for his many philanthropic activities and contributions to mankind. The late Dr Ranjeet Bhagwan Singh bequeathed his entire estate to the Dr Ranjeet Bhagwan Singh Medical Research Endowment Fund. His funds were primarily established to promote the education of the poor and needy, irrespective of race, colour and religion.

Dr Ranjeet Bhagwan Singh (RBS) Research Grant is an annual programme under the RBS Medical Research Trust Fund to be awarded to one (1) young Malaysian scientist to undertake medical/ biomedical research.

Scope of the RBS Research Grant

  • Maximum amount is RM 30,000.00 per award.

  • The project must be carried out in Malaysia and completed within 24 months (2 years).

  • The awarded grant should be used for research materials only.

  • The awarded grant cannot be used for travel, wages or allowance for temporary and contact personnel and to purchase any equipment, including personal computer, laptop, printer, server and scanner.

  • The grant will be disbursed through the candidate's institution by Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC).


Applicant must be a research scientist/ physician with the following criteria:-

  • Malaysian citizen currently residing in Malaysia.

  • The applicant must not exceed 40 years of age at time of application.

  • Possess at least Academic degree qualification; and

  • Must be currently working in Malaysia at public or private Institution of Higer Learning (IHLs) or any Research Institude (RIs)

Assessment Criteria

The assessment of research proposal will be based on the four (4) main criteria:

  1. Research Quality (50%):
    • Strength or medical scientific case;
    • Feasibility of experimental plans, statistics, methodology and design, including provision of sample size calculations and
    • How risks have been identified and will be mitigated.

  2. Impact (20%):
    • Identification of potential impacts of research for Malaysia and plans to deliver these.

  3. Innovation (20%):
    • Level of innovation and whether that is likely to lead to significant new understanding.

  4. Resource Requested (10%):
    • Whether funds requested are essential and justified by the importance and scientific poptential of the research.

Delivery Output

The recipient of the research grant should deliver the following:

  1. Submission of 12 months progress report and financial breakdown to the Academy of Sciences Malaysa (ASM) that includeds milestone achievement and project updates according to the report formatting given. However, the grant recipients are compulsory to submit the Supplementary document of project updates upon ASM request;

  2. Submission of final report and financial breakdown to ASM within 3 months upon project completion date; and

  3. Publish at least one(1) research journal in the ASM Science Journal or other indexed peer-reviewed journal within 6 months upon project completion date.

Application Procedure

  1. All applications must be submitted online through the system at http://www.mytopscientists.org/v3/

  2. The application documents may be downloaded from the applcation system

  3. The complete application documents comprised of the followings:
    • Complete the application form (Section A: Knowledge Generation, Section B: Knowledge Dissemination and Section C: Impact of Research Output);

    • RBS Research Proposal;

    • Institutional endorsement must be attached with proof of employment contract in one pdf file.

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