Curtin Sarawak Research Institute seeking high-calibre researchers, offering research fellowships

Curtin seeking high-calibre researchers to contribute to its commitment to enhancing its research activities

Curtin seeking high-calibre researchers to contribute to its commitment to enhancing its research activities.


Miri – 5 January 2011 – The Curtin Sarawak Research Institute (CSRI) at Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak), Curtin University’s branch campus in Malaysia, is offering research fellowships to researchers who are interested in contributing to Curtin’s commitment to enhancing its research activities.

The CSRI is a newly established, multi-disciplinary research institute within the Curtin Sarawak campus in Miri. Its vision is to be a scientifically-based solutions provider to the energy and biotech industries.

Research at the CSRI will focus on six priority areas consisting of renewable energies and biofuels, extraction and process and engineering, energy policies and business models, petroleum geology, ecotourism, and cultural and linguistic studies in native communities.

According to its director, Professor Aaron Goh, the fellowships comprise three types, each created to suit specific backgrounds and profiles of applicants.

Early Career Development Fellowships are available to applicants who received their PhDs within the last five years, while applicants with significant scholarship and experience in leading research programmes will be considered for Senior Research Fellowships. Outstanding scholars, policy makers or industrialist, meanwhile, may opt for the Visiting Fellowships.

Successful Fellows will have the opportunity to contribute to the building of Curtin University’s research capacity by leading the development of their research programmes.

Interested applicants are invited to apply for the Fellowships, which are open for commencement in 2011 and are tenable for up to three years. Those interested can enquire with Professor Goh at [email protected] or by calling +60 85 442 939 ext. 3966.

The establishment of the CSRI and further development of Curtin Sarawak’s research and its capacity to partner with various groups in research will become increasingly important to its contribution to the sustainable social, environmental, and economic development of Sarawak and the broader national and international community. In recent years, the university’s research activity has experienced extremely strong growth, both in volume and significance.

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