In line with the vision of the Malaysian Plant Protection Society (MAPPS) to become the premier society that will promote and advance the science and practice of plant protection in the tropics, MAPPS through its Education Trust Fund (ETF), is will soon be officially launching two new schemes that will further enhance our cause. They are:

  1. MAPPS-ETF GRANTS for small and medium scale projects

  2. MAPPS excellence award on plant protection in the tropics


Tuan Hj Dato Syed Abdul Rahman Syed Abdul Rashid ( – Chairman

Ahmad Said Sajap

Prof. Dr. Ahmad Said Sajap ( – Secretary

Rohani Ibrahim

Dr. Rohani Ibrahim ( – Treasurer

Dr. Mohd Yusof Hussein ( – Member

Mr. Wu Boau Chyuan ( – Member


Prof. Dr. Dzolkhifli Omar ( – Member



MAPPS-ETF will expand its support for the advancement of the science and practice of Plant Protection in the Tropics through an improved grant scheme that encourages the conduct of small and medium scale projects in the following areas:

Research and innovation in any discipline of plant protection.

Contribution of plant protection towards sustainable development and sustainable consumption

Creating awareness and outreach among the general public on issues on plant protection that are of national concern and interest e.g. safe use of pesticides, biological control, organic agriculture, genetic engineering.

Capacity building and partnerships among various stakeholders to promote the science and practice of plant protection nationally and within the Tropics.

Funding for small and medium scale projects is open to all active members of MAPPS. The funds available are:

Small scale – Up to RM 10,000 per project for a duration of up to 12 months

Medium scale – Up to RM 20,000 per project for a duration of up to 24 months.

The process for application and selection is as follows: Prospective applicants complete and submit the prescribed form for project funding

ETF Selection Panel conducts a preliminary screen of applications for eligibility

ETF Selection Panel then undertakes a detailed assessment of the applications against established criteria. If necessary, the applications could be interviewed by the Selection Panel.

The Selection Panel submits its recommendations of selected projects to the ETF Board for approval

The applicants are advised of their award of funding.

Based on the project plan and budget, the Board will disburse a start-up sum of money to initiate the project.

Subsequent disbursements will be made at periodic intervals according to the progress of the project. It is anticipated that disbursements would be made 2 to 3 times per year.

Applicants are required to submit a report on the progress of the project at six monthly intervals for review and approval by the Board. If the applicant does not follow the approved plan or if quality of work does not meet the required standards, the Board reserves the rights to decline further funding of the project.

Applicants are required to submit a final report within three (3) months after completion of the project, in the form of a ‘hard’ copy and a ‘soft’ copy in a floppy disk or CD-ROM.


MAPPS-ETF will confer an award on a biennial basis to deserving candidates who have made valuable contributions to the field of plant protection in the Tropics. This award is open to all Malaysians pursuing an area of study relating to tropical plant protection, who:

a) have made a major contribution to scientific knowledge,

b) have made an important invention/innovation, or

c) have solved a major technological problem.

The award carries a prize of RM10,000, plus a plaque and a certificate.

Candidates must be nominated by a MAPPS member, a MAPPS Council Member or a Member of the ETF Board.

The Award can be given either to a single person or to a group of persons. If the application is for a group, it must be indicated that these members have contributed equally in the achievement. In this case, the group will be treated as one applicant. It will be the main applicant’s responsibility to share the award money with his/her co-applicants. Shortlisted candidates may be requested to attend an interview.

The winner shall be selected by a Selection Committee comprising the Chairman (ETF Chairman), MAPPS President and four Committee Members. The award shall be presented at a ceremony held in conjunction with the Annual General meeting of the Society

The Award is not taxable in the hand of the recipient.

For more information, e-mail:
Honorary Secretary (
Malaysian Plant Protection Society
P.O. Box 12351
50774 Kuala Lumpur