1. Objects An Education Fund shall be established for the purposes of:
1.1 awarding prizes to promote the science of human nutrition; and
1.2 Providing grants to members of the Society for attending seminars, conferences and similar scientific meetings in nutrition both local and international.
2. Management of the Education Fund
2.1 The Fund shall be managed by the Council of the Society.
2.2 The Fund shall be established and maintained with monies received from donations, fund-raising activities and from the Society.
2.3 All monies in respect of the Fund shall be in an account separate from the existing account of the Society, and shall be termed "Nutrition Society of Malaysia Education Fund".
2.4 At the end of the financial year, the Honorary Treasurer of the Society shall prepare a statement of accounts to be audited by the Honorary Auditors appointed under Clause 12 of the Rules of the Society. The audited accounts shall be submitted for approval at the succeeding General Meeting, copies of which shall have been circulated to all members prior to the meeting.
2.5 All cheques or withdrawal notices on the account shall be jointly signed by the President and the Honorary Treasurer (or in the absence of either of them, the Honorary Secretary).
2.6 The disbursement of undergraduate prize, postgraduate prize, and grant for seminars and conferences shall be at the discretion of the Council, depending on the availability of funds.
2.7 All applications shall be considered by the Council, in accordance with Clause 8 (h) and (i) of the Rules of the Society.
2.8 The decision of the Council shall be final and nocorrespondence shall be entertained.
2.9 The Society reserves the right to obtain or give any publicity which it deems appropriate.
3. Investments of the Fund
The Council may invest the fund in fixed deposits in approved banks.
4. Undergraduate Prize
4.1 The prize may be awarded for a thesis accepted by any of the local universities for a basic/first degree adjudged by the Council to be of significant contribution in the the field of human nutrition.
4.2 The Council may co-opt suitable persons to assist in the selection of the thesis.
4.3 The prize shall consist of a cash award not exceeding three hundred ringgit (RM300).
5. Postgraduate Prize
5.1 The prize may be awarded for a thesis accepted by any of the local universities for a M.Sc. or Ph.D., adjudged by the Council to be of significant contribution in the field of nutrition.
5.2 The Council may co-opt suitable persons to assist in the selection of the thesis.
5.3 The prize shall consist of a cash award not exceeding RM500.
6. Grant for Seminars and Conferences
6.1 Only Life and Ordinary Members who have paid up all membership subscriptions shall be eligible to apply for the grant.
6.2 Applicants should have his/her paper accepted for oral or poster presentation at the seminar or conference.
6.3 Each applicant may be awarded up to a maximum of ringgit five hundred (RM500) for each seminar or conference.
6.4 A successful applicant shall not be considered for more than one grant each year. A grant shall not be given to a member who has benefited from the grant in the previous year.
6.5 All applications for the grant shall be made in prescribed forms approved by the Council, and submitted together with an abstract of the paper to be presented.
6.6 Applications shall be received by the Honorary Secretary at least two months before the date of the seminar or conference.
7. Amendments of Bye-Laws of the Fund
The Bye-laws of the Education Fund may not be altered or amended except by resolution of an Annual General Meeting or Extra-ordinary General Meeting as required under Clause 16 (a), (b) and (c) of the Rules of the Society.
8. Dissolution of the Fund
In the event of the dissolution of the Education Fund, any surplus monies shall be disposed of in such manner as may be decided upon in a General Meeting.
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