World Federation of Scientists Scholarship

The World Federation of Scientists (WFS)based in Geneva, Switzerland, promotes international collaboration in science and technology between scientists and researchers from all parts of the world and has more than 10,000 members from all parts of the world.

The scholarship is awarded to Malaysian nationals to support scientific research activities in Malaysian universities, under the supervision of a local scientist. Each scholarship has a duration of maximum one year and is valued at about 2400 swiss franc (about RM 6,600). Applications are invited from post graduate students at all Malaysian universities (both at Master’s and PhD level). The research activities must be linked to one of the Planetary Emergencies as set out by the World Federation of Scientists (  In Malaysia, priority will be given to research in the fields of  :

  • environmental pollution
  • water resources
  • soil
  • energy  
  • food
  • climate change
  • medicine
  • biotechnology
  • sustainable development

Up to 10 scholarships (per country) can be awarded in any one year. The scholarship brochure and application form are attached.

This scholarship is open to students who have no other scholarship or have only partial support from elsewhere. It is also only open to postgraduate students who are doing research. Those doing their postgraduate degree by coursework are not eligible. The scholarship is open only to Malaysians doing research in Malaysian universities.

If you know anyone who might be interested in applying for this scholarship, please forward this email and its attachment to them and do ask them to contact person in charge below. Applications are processed twice a year. Deadlines 30 April and 30 October.

Dr G Balamurugan
WFS Scholarship – National Representative
c/o ERE Consulting Group Sdn Bhd
9, Jalan USJ 21/6
47630 Subang Jaya, MALAYSIA

Tel : 603-80242287
Fax : 603-80242320

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