Current Projects

I have currently no ongoing project. It is sort of dilemma for contract staff like me. When the contract period is usually 1-2 years, with less than a year of remaining contract, we certainly cannot apply for any research grant from Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia (MOHE) or Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) or any research funded by the Government of Malaysia, at the same time, we must have a research project and fund to run or research and publication. The strategy to cope with this dilemma is by applying research grants or projects to international funding agency.

The competition for getting international research fund is always tough, since many researchers will certainly apply for this grant. This time we submitted a proposal to International Development Research Center, Canada, in collaboration of three universities in Southeast Asian Countries. They are Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin Thailand, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta Indonesia, and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.