International Alliance

YPASM strongly supports active presence and interest of Malaysia in Polar Regions through its interaction with international bodies including the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting(ATCM) and Asian Forum for Polar Sciences (AFoPS). Close collaborations are also established with national polar programs of other countries, namely British Antarctic Survey (BAS) of United Kingdom, Korean Polar Research Institute (KOPRI, South Korea) and National Institute of Polar (NIPR, Japan).YPASM constantly seeks for partnership opportunities with its foreign counterpart as part of the effort to connect Malaysian scientists with the international scientific community and to advance our research capacity.












  Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)  

Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM)

  Asian Forum for Polar Sciences (AFOPS)

Berth Support to Antarctica

1. Background
YPASM is introducing Berth Support to Antarctica to encourage Malaysian researchers to conduct their research activities in Antarctica through collaborations with any SCAR member countries during 2018/2019 Antarctic summer season. 

2. Purpose of the Call

  • YPASM seeks for application from Malaysian researchers to undertake field work at any of their collaborator’s research stations in Antarctica for the 2018/2019 Antarctic summer season. 
  • The application is ONLY open to all Malaysian researchers from universities participating in the YPASM Smart Partnership Initiative, namely Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM),  Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and International Medical University (IMU).  

3.  Offer details
YPASM will provide up to RM55,000.00 to fund the cost of field work including following categories;

  • Return economy-class airfare from Kuala Lumpur to the collaborator’s country and/or any departure points to Antarctica;
  • Subsistence expenses;
  • Freight costs; and
  • Rental of polar clothing for field use.

4. Application
Applicants should complete and submit the following:

  • Application Form with detailed budget;
  • Project Proposal;
  • Cover Note and Acceptance Letter– Collaborator’s Agreement to host the applicant in Antarctica; and
  • CV of applicant.

5. Selection Criteria

  • Applicants must already identified collaborator(s) and research stations in Antarctica
  • Priority will be given to applicants having research projects with secured placement in collaborator’s research station in Antarctica.
  • Field work must be committed during 2018/2019 Antarctic summer season only.

6. Enquiries
For any inquiries, kindly contact Mr. Hafiz /Mrs. Intan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. /  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 03-2691 0651).

How to apply? 

Application Form     
Cover Note  



1. 2013/2014 Click here for details     

  • Yew Wen Chyin, UM - Report
  • Yogabanu Ullaganathan, UM - Report                              

2.    2014/2015 | Click here for details  

  • Dr Chan Kok Keong, IMU - Report
  • Yogabanu Ullaganathan, UM - Report                                     

3.   2015/2016 | Click here for details

  • Dr Japareng Lalung, USM - Report
  • Shoba Mary Thomas,UM - Report 

4.   2016/2017 | Click here for details

  • Shoba Mary Thomas
  • Dr. Siti Aqlima Ahmad 

5.   2017/2018 | No recipient       


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