Invitation to submit nomination


The annual Prize is intended to reward the best PhD graduate in the field of Polymer Science at a Malaysian Institution of Higher Learning. The prize to be awarded to the PhD student, who has demonstrated an outstanding academic contribution through his/her PhD’s work. The recipient will receive a cash prize and a certificate to be presented at the IKM’s Annual Chemistry Night (Malam Kimia).



RM 2,500.00 & Certificate



The Prize will be opened to candidates who have received their PhD from a Malaysian based institution. Self-nomination is acceptable. Nomination should consist of the following:

i) Completed Nomination Form together with supporting documents;

ii) A statement of support (not more than 300 words) from the Nominator, or in the case of self-nomination, from the Nominee: and

iii) A copy of the PhD certificate from the University (stating the date of award)


The prize will be judged by a Panel of Judges based on the following criteria:

i) Confirmation of the award of PhD between January 1st and December 31st of the previous year from a Malaysian Institution of Higher Learning (i.e. the prize to be awarded in 2019 will be based upon the nominee obtaining his/her PhD degree in 2018);

ii) The PhD thesis topic must be related to Polymer/Macromolecular Science;

iii) Evidence of transition to independence by the student in the PhD research programme;

iv) The quality and quantity of publications / outputs;

v) The novelty of the student’s work and

vi) The student’s contribution to the advancement and communication of science in general.


Download nomination form here -------> NOMINATION FORM

Important note: Completed Nomination Form must reach IKM Secretariat latest by 30th August 2020.