Grant Announcements

Grant Calendar 

CREST R&D Grant accepts applications twice a year, typically in January and July. Although it takes only around one month to evaluate the submitted applications, the entire application process takes longer. The applicant is expected to carry out preparatory work which can take substantial amount of time prior to submitting the application. Once the application is successful, the applicant is also expected to complete paperwork before funding can be disbursed.


Grant Briefing Session

Prospective applicants are invited to attend the CREST R&D Grant Briefing session at the following locations. Admission is FREE. RSVP to or






19th Jan 2018

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Aras Lantai, Block C, sains@usm

No.10, Persiaran Bukit Jambul, 11900 Penang

Auditorium Ishak Pateh Akhir

9.30am to 12.30pm

18th Jan 2018

24th Jan 2018

University Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)

Kampus Induk UniMAP,

Pauh Putra, Perlis

Dewan Kecemerlangan, Kompleks Dewan Kuliah,

2.00pm to 3.30pm

23rd Jan 2018

25th Jan 2018

Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Shah Alam,

Faculty of Electrical Engineering,

Kompleks Kejuruteraan Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah

3°04’24.1″N 101°29’51.8″E

3.073351, 101.497712

Dewan Kuliah C


10.00am to 12.00pm

23rd Jan 2018

29th Jan 2018

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

Bangunan F54,

UTM Johor

Dewan CTL


10.00am to 12.00pm

23rd Jan 2018


Research Project Life Cycle

Initiating and planning research work are the two most critical phases throughout the entire research project life cycle. CREST R&D Grant application is unlikely to be successful without undertaking considerable preparatory work which takes place prior to application submission. Research Project Life Cycle document can be used to set common expectation between academia and industry, and to outline general sequence of activities and milestones throughout the research life cycle.  

open r&d grant opens

targeted r&d grant opens