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Centre for Research Excellence (PU-CRE)

Research Management Centre (PU-RMC)

About us

The PU-RMC is the research arm of the university, responsible for initiating new research and innovation activities. The PU-RMC provides guidance for managing, monitoring and applying to grants, as well as consultancy services for research, innovation and publications. The PU-RMC organises and conducts seminars and workshops to encourage and train academicians and non-academicians on research methodologies, securing research grants, managing research grants, and writing and publishing research findings.

This guidelines are for Research Assistantship application for posts listed below at the Perdana University.

  1. Graduate Research Assistant (GRA)
  2. Core-Based Research Assistant (CRA)
  3. Project–Based Research Assistant (PRA)
  4. Student Worker (Mini Fund project only)

These enrollments are to assist Principle Investigators (PI) and co-researchers in their projects and research activities. The PI and RMC Manager are fully responsible in ensuring that operational costs for appointment of candidates are adequate, and are required to make an accurate calculation of the Research Assistantship payroll.

Appointments of Research Assistant are on contractual basis for a maximum of 12 months at a time. Extension of the appointment can be considered based on the following criteria:

  1. Performance and recommendation by the PI and PU-RMC Manager
  2. Adequate funding for salary


  Research Assistantship Application

Note: Applications for Research Assistantship shall be submitted through the Perdana University-Research Management Centre (PU-RMC). Applicants are requested to submit one (1) original copy of the completed application to the Manager of PU-RMC at [email protected].

National Funding Bodies

Ministry of Education (MoE)

Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)

Transdisciplinary Research Grant Scheme (TRGS)

Prototype Development Research Grant Scheme (PRGS)

Long Term Research Grant Scheme (LRGS)

Malaysia Laboratories for Academia-Business Collaboration (MyLAB)

Guidelines for MoE Grants Application

Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment & Climate Change (MESTECC)

[Formerly known as the Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation (MOSTI)]

Smart Challenge Fund (SMART Fund)

Facilitation Fund

Inno Fund

International Collaboration Fund (ICF)

Malaysia Toray Science Foundation

Science and Technology Award (STA) 

Science and Technology Research Grant

Science Education Award

Fulbright Malaysia

Fulbright Malaysian Scholar Program

Dr. Ranjeet Bhagwan Medical Research Trust Fund

RBS Research Grant

RBS Grant For Research Workshop

National Cancer Council Malaysia (MAKNA)

MAKNA Cancer Research Award 

Newton-Ungku Omar Fund Newton-Ungku Omar Fund
Merdeka Award Grant The Merdeka Award Grant


International Funding Bodies
US Department of Health & Human Sciences

National Institute of Health: Foreign Grants

Wellcome Trust International Funding
The World Academy of Science (TWAS) TWAS Research Grants
For Women in Science
Biomedical Resource and Technology Development Grants
Climate Change and Health Awards
Collaborative Awards in Science
Epidemic Preparedness: Preventing and Controlling Cholera
Innovator Awards: Digital Technologies
International Intermediate Fellowships
International Master’s Fellowships
International Training Fellowships
Investigator Awards in Science
Joint Global Health Trials Scheme
Joint Health Systems Research Initiative
Longitudinal Population Study Grants
Open Research Fund
Seed Awards in Science
Senior Research Fellowships
Fogarty International Center
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Easy access links

Useful Information

Blacklisted Journals

In addition to the list provided here, please be mindful of the tactics practiced by predatory journals and publishers. PIs and supervisors are responsible for ensuring that students and RAs adhere to safe and ethical publishing guidelines.

The following publishers are not recognized by the Ministry of Education:

  1. EuroJournals Inc.
  2. Common Ground Publishing
  3. Academic Journals
  4. African World Press

The following website maintains a list of predatory journals:

Beall’s List


Policy on Publisher or Journal Selection

For further enquiries please contact:

Assoc. Prof. Dr Teguh Haryo Sasongko
Deputy Director of Research
Center for Research Excellence (PU-CRE)


Dr. Mohamad Hasif Bin Jaafar
Research Management Center


Institutional Review
Board (IRB)

Laboratory Facilities
and Services

GRA Vacancy