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The K Inbasegaran Research Fund (value up to RM10,000) is for the purpose of supporting one or more research projects in the study of anaesthesia, intensive care, pain medicine and related sciences and branches of medicine.

The Research Committee of the MSA shall administer this Fund.

1. Eligibility

1.1 The purpose of the grant is to wholly or partially fund research by Members of MSA who are in good standing.

1.2 Funding is available for research conducted wholly in Malaysia.

1.3 At least one of the investigators must be an Ordinary Member of MSA.


2. Application Process

2.1 An individual may only be named as Principal Investigator on a maximum of one (1) application in any one year.

2.2 Applications must be made on the prescribed forms and must adhere to the application guidelines.

2.3 The forms will be made available on the MSA website

2.4 The closing date for applications each year will be 31st December. No late submissions will be accepted.

2.5 The applicant must submit ALL the material requested by the Committee by the deadline (i.e. four hard copies and/ or electronic copies). If all the material requested is not submitted by the deadline, the application will be rejected.

2.6 The Committee may reject applications that do not comply with the Application Guidelines (e.g. with respect to eligibility, or completeness or correctness of the application form). These applications will not be reviewed.

2.7 Applications for supplementary funding for existing project grants will not be accepted. The applicants must make a new, full project grant application in which progress with the project and the reasons for the need for supplementary funding  are fully disclosed. The application will compete in open competition with the other applicant(s).

2.8 The application process is confidential.  Information will not be released other than in compliance with any waiver or consent given by the applicant.


3. Conditions of MSA Research Grants

3.1 All payments will be awarded and made in Malaysian Ringgit.

3.2 The decision made by the MSA Executive Committee shall be final.

3.3 The applicant must abide by these rules and regulations. The MSA Research Fund Committee must be informed if there is a change in the principal investigator.

3.4 Reporting obligations are as follows:

3.4.1 A progress report must be made on the prescribed form and be submitted every three months while the project is ongoing and a final report submitted when the project is completed.

3.4.2 Progressive payments will be made in accordance to invoices and statements.

3.4.3 Reports will be considered and approved by the Chairman. If necessary, the Chairman may ask other members of the Committee, the full Committee or the Executive Committee of the MSA to consider reports.

3.4.4 The MSA requires that its contribution to be acknowledged in all publications and presentations of the research project. Reprints of all publications should be sent to the MSA.

3.5 The MSA requires that a presentation relating to the project be made at a major Society or College meeting in Malaysia or meetings affiliated to the MSA such as the Asean Congress of Anaesthesiologists, the World Congress of Anaesthesiologists or the Asian-Australasian Congress of Anaesthesiologists.

3.6 An  award may be terminated of the conditions of the award are not observed. An award will be terminated, unless other arrangements satisfactory to the MSA are made, if the responsible investigator leaves the institution before the expiry of the award.

3.7 Applicants must declare any other support that is received from the time the application is made until completion of the project.


Contact Information:

Research Committee:

Chairman Prof Marzida Mansor
Committee Members

Dr Sushila Sivasubramaniam
Dr Muhammad Maaya



Address: Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologist (MSA)
G-1, Medical Academies of Malaysia,
210, Jalan Tun Razak,
50400 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (603) 4023 4700
(603) 4025 4700
(603) 4025 3700
Fax: (603) 4023 8100
E-mail: secretary@acadmed.my

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