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The bilateral cooperation in research between France and Malaysia has started more than 30 years ago. Based on strong relations and mutual respect, it is recognised to be at high level and high quality.

Joint research mainly cover different domains such us sustainable environment, sustainable chemistry, economy and management of tropical forest, biodiversity, engineering, material physics, social sciences, computer sciences, health.

The cooperation is structured through two International Associated Laboratories, one international Group of Research, one platform of research, one Institute and many others agreement between labs and groups of researchers from both countries.
A new partnership of research between France and Malaysia, PHC Hibiscus, has been approved at the end of 2018. The first call For project has been launched in February 2019.

The CUFM support the exchange and sharing of knowledge and expertise between France and Malaysia through its program « French scholar to Malaysia » and « Malaysian Scholar to France »

Malaysia-France Bilateral Research Collaboration 2021 (MATCH 2021) is a joint funding program with the objective of structuring and stimulating research cooperation between France and Malaysia.

The initiative is also to continue to work together in research collaboration after the successful implementation of PHC-Hibiscus grant.

This program is based on a call for projects, an independent evaluation process and a selection of projects guided by a common interest and ambition for excellence.

The call for projects is open to all research teams of both countries, from research institutes or from public or private companies having started joint research.

 

The schedule for MATCH 2021 is as follows:

Launch of the call for proposals: 15 February 2021
Deadline for application: 15 April 2021
Dissemination of results: 31 July 2021
Beginning of projects: 1 August 2021

 

Joint proposals must be submitted simultaneously to each of the two countries:

For French applicants submit your application to: bilateral.research@mfuc.org
For Malaysian applicants, submit your application to: danakhas.bkpi@mohe.gov.my

 

Follow this link for:

Guideline for the FR-MY Bilateral Research Collaboration 2021 (MATCH)

Application Form – Malaysian Applicants

Application Form – French Applicants

Eligibility for Malaysian Applicants

Eligibility for French Applicants

Contact for the program

Ø French Contact Person

Dr. Angéline Blanc-Serre
Attachée for Cooperation in Science
and Higher Education
Embassy of France in Malaysia
Email: bilateral.research@mfuc.org

Ø Malaysian Contact Person

Mr. Jasyindar Singh Sihdu A/l Jaimal Singh
Department of Higher Education
Email: jasyindar@mohe.gov.my

Ms. Nor Amira Farhana Ahmad Zailani
Department of Higher Education
Email: amira.zailani@mohe.gov.my

To view the webinar session on “PARTNERS IN RESEARCH & HIGHER EDUCATION: SPOTLIGHT ON COLLABORATION PROJECTS BETWEEN MALAYSIA AND FRANCE” please click here

To view the webinar session on “THE FRENCH RESEARCH LANDSCAPE: OPPORTUNITIES OF COLLABORATION” please click here

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