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ASM Endowment Fund

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INTRODUCTION

The Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) was set up by the government in Feb 1995 in response to the call by scientists and scientific NGOs to establish a body with the main objective to pursuit the encouragement and enhancement of excellence in the fields of Science, Engineering and Technology for the development of the nation and the benefit of mankind. In response to this, ASM was established with a launching grant of RM12.4 million.

The Academy has been growing from strength to strength, and today has 301 Fellows and 65 staff to carry out the many STEM activities that have now been put into place. The government has generously contributed to the Academy’s annual budget to meet the operating expenses as well as limited project cost. For the Academy to grow and become sustainable, it must seek the support of funds beyond the government. Contribution from individuals and the corporate sectors are essential to ensure that there is sufficient support for STEM. The ASM Council has therefore, decided to launch an ASM Endowment Fund to meet this objective.

INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTION TO SCIENCE

In order to get the public to take this issue of contributing to science seriously, the scientists must set the example because they know the true value of science in improving the quality of life and the economy of the nation. Although the number of scientists do not number more than several thousand, their participation is important to drive the message home to the non-scientists and the corporate sector. The first target to raise funds will therefore be an appeal to the Fellows themselves, as they represent the scientific echelon of the country. Although in quantum, their amount may not be too big, it is important that they show the importance of individual support.

Then the second category of support that we will be looking for is the corporate sector. Many of our Fellows hold senior positions in the corporate sectors, and they should use their influence to help raise funds for STEM.

We must think way into the future. And unless we create a mass movement to think alike in the promotion of STEM, we will be left behind. Some of our neighbours already have a way of head start on STEM spending.

ASM Endowment Fund aims to build an independent fund to support programmes and initiatives for the growth of science in the country. The focus areas of the fund are:

  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education
  • Enculturation of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)

The priorities of the fund are focused towards research and development, awareness and promotion, scholarships, fellowships, awards and mentor-mentee programme.

RISE

We urge members of scientific community, captains of industries and individuals to give within your means for the betterment of our society. Your small act will make a huge difference to the growth of STEM in our country.

Help us to build the fund to provide meaningful assistance to many who work tirelessly towards the development of science in the country or conduct programmes to sustain talents in science, engineering and technology for the future.

AN OPPORTUNITY TO GROW WITH YOUR CONTRIBUTION

After you have made your first contribution, you can continue to build on your donations as you progress in your career and in your society.

Your gift can be in various forms and purposes. You can choose to give to the Endowment fund in general or for a specific dedicated programme. All donations given to ASM are tax exempted (JHDN.01/35/42/51/179-6.4357, Seksyen 44(6), Akta Cukai Pendapatan 1967).

Donations from individuals or corporate sectors will be cumulative to move to the next category of recognition. As contribution accumulates and reaches a specific category, donors will be recognised under the following categories of donations:

After you have made your first contribution, you can continue to build on your donations as you progress in your career and in your society.

Your gift can be in various forms and purposes. You can choose to give to the Endowment fund in general or for a specific dedicated programme. All donations given to ASM are tax exempted (JHDN.01/35/42/51/179-6.4357, Seksyen 44(6), Akta Cukai Pendapatan 1967).

Donations from individuals or corporate sectors will be cumulative to move to the next category of recognition. As contribution accumulates and reaches a specific category, donors will be recognised under the following categories of donations:

 Supporter    less than RM1,000 
     
 Donor    RM1,000 to RM9,999
     
 Benefactor   RM10,000 to RM29,999
     
Major Donor    
   Level 1   RM30,000 to RM49,999
   Level 2   RM50,000 to RM99,999
   Level 3   RM100,000 to RM149,999
   Level 4   RM 150,000 to RM 199,999
   Level 5   RM 200,000 to RM 249,999
   Level 6   RM 250,000 to RM 299,999
       
Patron    
   Level 1   RM 300,000 to RM 399,999
   Level 2   RM 400,000 to RM 499,999
       
 Governor   RM500,000 to RM 999,999
       
Trustee   RM1 million and above
       
 Named Recognitions   the programme is named after the donor's name with donation more than 2 million. They also will get a certificate and tax exemption

 

 

Approach us for more details

Ms Natrah Rafiqah or Ms Nurul Ain Asyima at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 03 - 6203 0633.