Call for membership

Who should apply to become a YSN-ASM member?

The call for new members to join the Young Scientists Network under the umbrella of Academy of Sciences Malaysia is now open. Applications are sought from young, independent researchers who reflect the highest levels of research excellence with a demonstrated passion for delivering impact.

Research fields

The call is open to all researchers working in any evidence-based discipline, including the natural sciences, medicine and engineering.


Applicants must be able to demonstrate a high level of excellence in their research discipline, as evidenced by their publication and research record, participation in significant national or international collaborations or demonstrated practical outcomes of their work.


The YSN-ASM is committed to a broad range of programmes around the country to support young researchers, promote science to the broadest possible audience, engage in policy debate and foster international and interdisciplinary collaboration. Applicants must be able to provide evidence of interest or past experience in one or more of these areas.

Public and private higher learning institutes, national or private science research institutions, national or international foundations, and other institutions of national or international scientific repute are invited to nominate suitable candidates or to bring this call to the attention of suitable applicants. Applications should be completed personally by the candidate, but should be accompanied by a letter of support from the nominating institution.