Sarawak’s ICSA to grant up to US$2,500

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Sarawak’s ICSA to grant up to US$2,500

Sarawak in Malaysia is looking to award grants of up to MYR10,000 (US$2,500) to fund travel, accommodation, association membership and convention registration fees to successful applicants under the International Convention Scholarship Award (ICSA).

Initiated by Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB), this instalment of ICSA has issued grants to over 40 business events ambassadors since its inception in 2008 to enable Sarawakians to attend international conferences, resulting in an influx of knowledge to the state as well as to their respective professions.

Chew Chang Guan, SCB’s general manager of Government & Industry Relations said: “Successful applicants will be able to learn new ideas or knowledge from their particular fields.”

“Not only would they be able to make extend their professional networks in a global scale, they would also play a vital role in developing Sarawak’s respective sectors and spur advancement,” added Change Guan.

Under the Bureau’s national flagship “BESarawak” platform, the ICSA is part of the Awarding element. It also coincides with the Anak Sarawak Awards, a biennial event to acknowledge the contribution of industry partners and conferences hosts.

In order to qualify for the ICSA, applicants would need to be a Sarawakian, a permanent resident of Sarawak, or possess a Sarawakian working permit. The choice of convention is to be held from 1 October 2018 – 31 December 2019, able to rotate among different destinations, and have the possibility of being hosted in Malaysia.

The application deadline is 31 July 2018.

ICSA, initiated under SCB’s BESarawak: Awarding platform will also be congregating past scholarship winners with top-tier association decision makers, industry partners, global and national media, and government officials at the Business Events Tribal Meet (TriBE) 2018 in August 2018.

Application form can be downloaded from