Short Term Research Grants serve to promote, encourage and support
research activities of the academic staff of the university directed
towards the expansion of knowledge, discovery of ideas and creation
of new products, services, processes and/or tools. It is hoped that
through these activities, the university would realise its mission
and vision to become a centre of excellence for research and education.
Short Term Research Grants supports Research & Innovation projects which can generate new knowledge in strategic basic and applied sciences, and developed new products or processes necessary for further development and commercialisation in
specific research cluster. It is also aimed at generating more research capabilities and expertise within the country.
Specific objectives of these grants are as follows:
finance research activities in full or in part which will create,
promote, enhance and preserve Universiti Sains Malaysia pre-eminence
as a leading institute or a centre of excellence in selected
fields (foresight programmes).
support short term research activities which are deemed important
and significant in supporting teaching activities.
assist in the development of new and emerging knowledge, processes,
techniques, products or tools.
enhance co-operation between university staff and industry.
promote national human resource development in R&D.