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Report on EURAXESS ASEAN's Advancing your Research Career in Europe: Funding and Fellowship Opportunities for Researchers in Malaysia


This event was an initiative of EURAXESS ASEAN with the support of Asia-Europe Institute (AEI), University of Malaya. It was successfully held on the 13th June 2017 at the AEI Auditorium. 

The one-day workshop was inaugurated by Mr. Nicolas Dross, Head of Trade and Economic Section, Delegation of the European Union to Malaysia followed with the welcoming remarks by Professor Dr. Azirah Hashim, Executive Director, Asia-Europe Institute (AEI), University of Malaya.

A comprehensive and interactive full-day workshop covering all the researcher mobility programmes, funding and research collaboration opportunities were made available to all participants. In these sessions, the participants had the opportunity to talk to fellow researchers who have already benefited from these programmes, and gained practical tips from them on how to be successful in application for Postdoctoral Research Grants.

The workshop aimed to help participants in identifying more precisely the benefits which can be derived from:

Alumni Roundtable: Testimonials - Malaysian awardees of European funding programmes
by  Prof. Dr.  Mohamed Kheireddine Aroua, Prof. Dr. Shaliza Ibrahim, Prof. Dr. Lucy Lum Chai See and Prof. Dr. A.S. Md. Abdul Haseeb  from University of Malaya.

Mini session I: How to find a European host for your research stay
by Jesús Rojo González, EEN Project Coordinator, NCP Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions and Ms Melanie ten Asbroek-Braamhaar, EU Officer, IGS, University of Twente

Mini session II: Key steps in preparing a successful MSCA-If or RISE proposal
by Jesús Rojo González, EEN Project Coordinator, NCP Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions and Dr Valerie Soo, Imperial College London

Mini session III – MSCA Clinic – Receive feedback on your research prosposal idea for an MSCA fellowship
by  Jesús Rojo González, Ms Melanie ten Asbroek-Braamhaar and Dr Valerie Soo

Presentation slides are available at:

Last Updated: 17/02/2020