MTS Congress 2017
Date: 20 - 23 July 2017
Venue: Sunway Putra Hotel,
Kuala Lumpur

Basic Lung Function Tests
Phase One

Date: 7 - 8 April 2018
Venue: UiTM


Basic Lung Function Tests
Phase Three

Date: 11 - 12 Aug 2018
Venue: UiTM

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General Objectives:  
  • to encourage research activities in the field of respiratory medicine in Malaysia
  • to support our national initiative towards the creation of a competitive, innovative, creative and knowledge-based society

Specific Objectives:  
  • to contribute to scientific knowledge on local disease patterns, mechanisms, prevention and treatment of respiratory diseases
  • to recognise and support the efforts of Malaysian scientific researchers
  • to advance research capacity and collaboration among researchers and institutions in Malaysia.

    Quantum of the research grant:
  • up to a maximum of RM 50,000 per year and a maximum duration of 2 years
  • this sum may be awarded to a single successful applicant or divided into a few grants depending on the decision made by the vetting committee appointed by the MTS Council.

    Terms and Conditions:
  • All applicants must be Malaysian Thoracic Society Members.
  • All applicants need to sign a contract of agreement with the MALAYSIAN THORACIC SOCIETY to comply with all the terms and conditions stipulated by the Society.
  • All applicants need to furnish the Society a half yearly progress report.
  • All research must be performed in line with the Good Clinical Practice Guidelines/Good Laboratory Practice Guidelines.
  • Respective Research and Ethics Committee approval needs to be obtained.
  • Failure to comply with the above terms may result in termination of the issuance of subsequent research grants.
  • The MTS Council reserves the right to terminate the issuance of the research grant at any time at its discretion.
  • The researchers shall publish the research findings and also present them at a MTS Congress.
  • The researchers must acknowledge MTS funding in their publication(s).

Process of application:
  • The details of the research grant are available on the MTS website.
  • Applicants need to download  a standard proposal form from the website.
  • Completed application form is to be submitted to the MTS secretariat (
  • Research proposals will be vetted by a Selection Committee, whose decision shall be final.
  • The outcome of the application will be announced in the Society’s website (about 2 months after the deadline).  In addition,  all applicants will be informed of the results by email.

Click here to download the application / proposal form.

The closing date for application is 15 May 2016.