The Merdeka Award Grant for International Attachment was announced in conjunction with the 2011 Merdeka Award Presentation Ceremony by Prime Minister YAB Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak.
It is designed to make it possible for qualified and deserving Malaysians, between the ages 22-35 to engage in short-term collaborative projects/programmes of up to three months, at an internationally-recognised host institution in select disciplines (education, arts, sports, community/social work, environment, health, science and technology).
The attachment aims to help the recipient build on his or her expertise by undergoing a learning experience in an institution or organisation of international repute, and improving the Grantee's body of work and achievements.
The end goal is to promote thought leadership and innovation, foster a culture of excellence and encourage a world-view.
Please read through the application requirements carefully, and complete the form as required. Please also make every effort to substantiate your application with information that will showcase your expertise and experience in your chosen area of study.
Note that this application is only available online; the Merdeka Award Secretariat will not accept any hard copies or physical applications.
To get started, please read through the Terms of Engagement and criteria.
Dateline 31st August 2012
For their home page : http://merdekaaward.my/Home.aspx
And to apply online : http://merdekaaward.my/The-Grant/Application.aspx