Malaysian Society of Intensive Care (MSIC) Research Seed Grants


Call for Application

To boost intensive care research in Malaysia, MSIC is pleased to invite applications for its inaugural Research Seed Grants. The Seed Grants offer up to a maximum of RM 10,000 of funding for each approved research project.

 Brief details of the Seed Grants are as follows:

  • Applicants must be MSIC members in good standing.
  • Each project should involve at least one intensivist. Collaboration between hospitals or institutions is encouraged.
  • The application should include a study proposal, an outline of the budget and the plan for approval by respective institutional research and ethics boards. All applications will be reviewed by the MSIC Clinical Trials Group (CTG). Shortlisted applications will be forwarded to the MSIC Executive Committee for endorsement.
  • Each project is to be completed within a period of two years from the date of the Seed Grant award. Grant holders are required to provide a progress report to the MSIC CTG every six months using a prepared online form.
  • Any extension to the two-year timeline must be formally applied to the MSIC CTG three months prior to the deadline.
  • The disbursement of the seed grants will be through mutually agreed institutional accounts.
  • Grant holders will be expected to present their findings at either the MSIC Annual Scientific Meeting on Intensive Care (ASMIC) or any international scientific conferences. If the presentation is not at ASMIC, a copy of the abstract should still be sent to MSIC.
  • Grant holders are expected to produce at least one indexed journal paper from the funded project. MSIC CTG will provide guidance on the manuscript writing and submission.
  • All publications arising from the project must acknowledge the funding role of MSIC. Copies of any publications should be sent to MSIC for its record and for display on its website, subject to the publishing journals’ copyright rules.

The application form is available at the following link:

To ease the process, the format of the form follows the recommended protocol format by the Ministry of Health Medical Research Ethics Committee. The deadline for 2021 MSIC CTG Seed Grant Applications is 15 November 2020.

Feel free to contact the MSIC CTG via for any clarification or guidance regarding the Seed Grant applications.

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