Crest R&D Grant

Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science & Technology

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Grant amount: Up to US $39,000

Next anticipated deadline: Feb 28, 2020

Later anticipated deadlines: Aug 31, 2020

Applicant type: Graduate Student Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty For-Profit Business Working Professional College / University

Funding uses: Research

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Malaysia

Location of citizenship: Malaysia

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CREST is pleased to announce the opening of the application for CREST Targeted R&D Grant Cycle to researchers from the institutions of higher learning and the industries. CREST R&D Grant is not limited to E&E discipline but should support E&E industry sector. With accommodating intellectual property arrangement, industry involvement in the research enables the research result to be prepositioned to industry application, increasing the potential for commercialisation at research completion.

CREST R&D Grant supports research activities in various science and engineering disciplines relevant to E&E sector, and  all funded researches are collaborative projects between universities and companies. CREST does not operate any research laboratory but focuses on funding research setup located either in university or industry as nominated by each research team. The grant also funds postgraduate students participating in the research work.

  • CREST is Industry-­led catalyst for the growth of Malaysia’s E&E industry.
  • CREST accelerates economic growth by driving collaboraPon between the Industry, Academia and Government.
  • CREST sparks a vibrant R&D ecosystem by spearheading activities in 3 strategic pillars
    • Research & Development
    • Talent Development
    • Commercialisation

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Basic Terms and Conditions
    • Research project involves at least one company pairing with at least one university.
    • At least one of the universities involved must be located in Malaysia.
    • Companies involved must be registered in Malaysia.
    • Companies involved must not be owned by the university.
    • Either project lead or principal investigator must be Malaysian citizen.
      • In the event the project lead and principal investigator is the same person, he/she must be Malaysian citizen.
    • Full-time post-graduate student researchers and full-time post-doctorate researchers whose tuition fees and/or allowance are paid by CREST R&D Grant must be Malaysian citizen.
    • Maximum approved duration is not more than 3 years.
    • Company contribution is at least 50% of total research project budget.
    • Each approved research project is obligated to meet stated deliverable obligation (see below).
    • Project funded by CREST R&D Grant must not share any of its deliverables to meet other grant obligation (except for university’s contribution for student allowance).

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. CREST R&D Grant will be awarded to members of CREST only.


  • Students involved in the research project (regardless of whether allowance/tuition fee is paid by CREST Grant) shall not be the project lead.