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The Prof. Yoo Hang Kim Young Women Scientists Award is aimed to provide the opportunity for young women scientists early in their careers to attend an AASSA-recognized international scientific conference or meeting, at which they will present the results of their original research. As a member of the Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA), the Academy of Sciences Malaysia is pleased to announce that the Prof. Yoo Hang Kim Young Women Scientists Award 2024 is now open!. Application details are as follows:


  1. Young women scientists early in their career in the field of STEM, not more than five years after obtaining their PhD degrees.
  2. Have experiences with presentations of her original research at an internationally recognised scientific conference or have been accepted/published in international journals.
  3. The nominee should specify the AASSA-recognized international scientific conference/meeting that she wishes to attend and provide evidence that she has been accepted to present the results of her original research at the conference. Each awardee must present the results of her original research at the conference specified in the nomination.
  4. Each Award will be of up to USD 2,000 and shall be used by the awardee to pay for a round-trip economy airfare from her country to the conference host country, conference registration, per diem and accommodation. Payment of the award amount shall be made as reimbursement of these expenses upon the submission of original receipts, and evidence concerning her presentation, by the awardee. There can be bank fees deducted from international wire transfers at the awardee’s expense.


  1. Application form.
  2. Conference acceptance letter.
  3. Self-attested copy of PhD certificate/award.
  4. Electronic reprints (or web links) for up to three important research papers published in internationally reputed scientific journals.

For the internal selection process, interested candidates are required to complete their application form as attached and submit it together with all required documents as mentioned above to bia@akademisains.gov.my by 30 November 2023 for the first call. Additionally, applicants are required to fill up the form at https://forms.gle/eWMZG73gmwZPs4Pt5.

For more information on the Prof. Yoo Hang Kim Young Women Scientists Award 2024, please refer to the attached flyer and programme details or visit www.aassa.asia. Should you have any further queries regarding this award, please contact yhkawardaassa@gmail.com directly.