Application Requirements

The grant is awarded to qualified citizens of Malaysia, aged 22 – 35, residing in Malaysia or overseas, in the following fields:

  • Education and Community/Social Work
  • Environment
  • Health, Science and Technology
  • Sports
  • Arts

Please take note of the following requirements:

  • For academics, a Master or equivalent professional degree at the time of application in the field in which you are applying.
  • For professionals and those outside academia, recognised professional standing and substantial professional accomplishments in the field in which you are applying.
Selection process

Upon submission, the Merdeka Award Grant committee will review the applications and shortlist candidates for interviews. You are required to meet all reasonable requests for dates and times for interviews, and are responsible for your own travel arrangements to the interview venue.

Application for the 2019 cycle is from March 1, 2019 to May 1, 2019.

Successful applicants will be notified via email and/or phone call.

* Dates are subject to changes. Please continue to check the website for updates.

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