Merdeka Award Grant

12 JUNE 2012, BY
The Merdeka Award was founded in 2007 by three of the countries biggest oil and gas players, Petronas, ExxonMobile and Shell.

Aside from the Award itself, they are now offering a grant for international attachment in the successful applicants chosen field of study, and are currently soliciting applications.

We invite Joseph Edwin, Executive Director of the Merdeka Award Secretariat & Fatimah Merican, Executive Business Services Director, ExxonMobile Subsidiaries in Malaysia to tell us all about this unique opportunity.

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