2024 Digital Society Research Grant: Call for Proposals - Cycle 1

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is pleased to invite all eligible researchers to submit a research proposal(s) under the Digital Society Research Grant (DSRG) programme.


The Call for Proposals (CFP) will be open for a period of one (1) month:
  • Open: Friday, 1 March 2024; and
  • Close: Monday, 1 April 2024, at 5:00 pm.

The DSRG builds the research evidence base necessary to promote and improve our understanding of the human and social factors that affect and contribute to the adoption and usage of digital technologies and services. In so doing, DSRG-funded research works provide inputs in ensuring that the advancements in communications infrastructure and services contribute to the inclusion and participation of all segments of the population in the realisation of a Digitally Connected and Informed Society (Digital Society).
For DSRG 2024, Cycle 1, MCMC is seeking GUIDED research projects to clarify regulatory and developmental gaps and inform actionable outcomes in the following categories:
  • Digital Citizenship and Cyberwellness (DCC) aims to clarify gap areas influencing participation, positive uptake, and wellness in an increasingly digitally dependent world.

  • Digital Inclusion (DI) seeks to clarify regulatory and developmental gaps in areas related to factors that impede equality of access and challenge the paradigm of ensuring that no one is left behind or is deprived of digital connectivity and its benefits. 

List of research related to Digital Citizenship and Cyberwellness (DCC)
  1. DCC-1: Optimising Cybersecurity: A Comparative Analysis of Threat Intelligence Mechanisms for the Communications and Multimedia Industry

  2. DCC-2: Communications and Multimedia Industry Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Adoption Factors and Practices

  3. DCC-3: Sentiment and Behavioural Exploration of Social Media Users on Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields (RF-EMF) Emission-related Contents
List of research related to Digital Inclusion (DI)
  1. DI-1: Analysis of Consumer Behaviour on 5G Adoption in Malaysia

  2. DI-2: Free-To-Air Channel: Uses, Motivations and Gratifications in the Southern Region of Peninsular Malaysia

  3. DI-3: A Study on the Marketability and Preparedness of Agriculture Technical Vocational Education and Training (ATVET)

  4. DI-4: Recommendations for the Improvement of the Methodology and Data Used to Calculate the Percentage of Malaysia's Internet Coverage in Populated Areas

  5. DI-5: A Study on Public Higher Educational   Institution Users’ Broadband Services Quality of Experience and Adoption Factors

  6. DI-6: An Investigation on the Role and Challenges of State Government and Local Authority (PBT) in Facilitating the Adoption of GPP-I and Gazettement of UBBL Amendment 2021

  7. DI-7: A Study on the Feasibility of Ensuring Communications Service Readiness for New and Existing Development Areas

  8. DI-8: Streamlining Cashless Adoption in Malaysia: An Evaluation of MCMC's Cashless Society Programme Effectiveness and Impact

  9. DI-9: A Study of the Feasibility of Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Large Language Model (LLM) Adoption to Enhance MCMC Knowledge Management Practices

  10. DI-10: Impact Study on the Effectiveness of Cloud-Based Productivity Tools amongst Organisations within the Communications and Multimedia Industry

  11. DI-11: Considerations for a Conceptual Framework on Technical Vocational Education and Training Adoption of the Metaverse for Communications and Multimedia Capacity Development
For more details on the gap area, targeted research subjects, problem and context, and desired research aims and objectives, please refer to the DSRG 2024, Cycle 1 Application Guideline in the download link below.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to refer to the Application Guideline before submitting the application. The Application Guideline and Proposal Submission Form may be downloaded here:
  1. DSRG 2024 Cycle 1 Application Guideline 
  2. DSRG 2024 Cycle 1 Proposal Submission Form

Completed Proposal Form and other supporting documents are to be sent in via email to [email protected] and marked "DSRG 2024/1 SUBMISSION​"

For any queries, kindly e-mail [email protected] and mark “DSRG 2024/1 QUERY​” as the email subject line.

Alternatively, you may also refer to the FAQs here.

Contacts (office hours only): Mr. Zachary Malik at 03-8688 8263 / Ms. Bawani Sri Jayaveeran at 03-8688 8470 / Ms. Kasthuri Sri Tharan at 03-8688 8497 / Pn. Atiqah Nabilah Mohd Salleh at 03-8688 7854.

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