research application

  • Applicant will be notified promptly upon receipt of the application form via the email as provided by the researcher in the application form.

  • Once the application is approved, the applicant will be notified via email. The applicant will be informed that he/she has to come to SBC to brief on the project before commencement of any research works.

  • Upon completion of the research, the applicant is required to fulfill the terms and conditions of the research permit .Depending on the terms spelled out in research permit issued, you would be required to:

    • submit yearly progress report and final report
    • deposit specimen/extract (if applicable)
    • submit scientific paper before publication (if applicable)
    • Deposit all permits issued (research permit / export permit) upon expiry or upon completion of the project
    • Provide original receipt for the purpose of refund the security deposit. The officer in charge will inform when the receipt is needed to process for the refund

    Usually, a presentation of the research project may be requested.

  • Apart from the Research Permits, you may be required to apply for the following permits from Sarawak Forestry Department:

    • Import/Export Permit
    • Permit to enter National Parks
    • Permit to collect
    • Permit to conduct research
    • Permit to collect and conduct research

    During the evaluation of your research proposal, you will be advised on what other relevant permits are required. Thus, a comprehensive research proposal is crucial.
    You may apply for the above permits at the Sarawak Forestry Department. Please refer here for more detail. Or you may contact Sarawak Forestry Department at the following contact details:

    Forest Department Sarawak (HQ)
    Bangunan Wisma Sumber Alam
    Jalan Stadium,
    Petra Jaya 93660,
    Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
    Tel: +6082-442180, +6082-19102, +6082-319103
    Fax: +6082-441210, +6082-441377, +6082-319235

    NOTE: Failing to acquire the necessary permit(s) may prevent you from starting the research works as scheduled.

  • Please refer to the Sarawak Imigration Office for more detail.

    State Imigration of Sarawak
    Tingkat 1 & 2, Bangunan Sultan Iskandar
    Jalan Simpang Tiga
    93550 Kuching, Sarawak
    Tel: 082-230280
    Fax: 082-428606



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KM20, Jalan Borneo Heights, Semengoh
Locked Bag No.3032, 93990 Kuching,
Sarawak, Malaysia.

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Email: biosar[at]sbc[dot]org[dot]my

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