Super Large Research Grant in Singapore

Funding in Singapore

National Research Foundation Competitive Research Programme (CRP)

A funding scheme seeks to foster the formation of multi-disciplinary teams to conduct cutting-edge research projects that are of relevance to Singapore and the society.

Official site: https://www.nrf.gov.sg/funding-grants/competitive-research-programme

The scheme started in April 2007 with five projects [reference]

  1. Artificial Mesoscopic Structures for Next Generation Electronic and Photonic Technology (Host: NTU)

  2. Graphene related Materials and Devices (Host: NUS)

  3. Lipidomics: Novel Tools and Applications (Host: NUS)

  4. Multi-functional Spintronic Materials and Devices (Host: NUS)

  5. Molecular Engineering of Membrane Materials Research and Technology for Energy Development: Hydrogen, Natural Gas and Syngas (Host: NUS)


Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellowship Scheme

A competitive programme that seeks to attract, recruit and root outstanding young scientists from around the world to conduct independent research in Singapore.

Official site: https://www.nrf.gov.sg/funding-grants/nrf-fellowship

Based on the list of awardees, the first batch started in 2008 [reference]


NRF Investigatorship

This research grant provides opportunities for established, innovative and active scientists and researchers, in their mid-career, to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk research. It is designed to support a small number of excellent Principal Investigators who have a track record of research achievements that identify them as leaders in their respective field(s) of research.

Official site: https://www.nrf.gov.sg/funding-grants/nrf-investigatorship

Based on the list of awarded NRF Investigatorship, the first batch of awardees started in 2015 [reference]

Opportunity and Awards

Grant Applications

Many of the grant applications were initially built on different platforms by various grantors. An example is the NRF’s Research, Innovation and Technology Administration (RITA) system (https://rita.nrf.gov.sg). Later they were integrated into the Integrated Grant Management System (IGMS). The list of grantors are National Research Foundation (NRF), Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Education (MOE) and Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).

Official site: https://researchgrant.gov.sg/

Selected List of Recent Large Scale Research Projects

FYI: Newer projects are on top.

Comprehensive intra-operative assessment of tissue pathology in vivo and ex vivo with high-speed endoscopic microscopy and machine learning

  • Dr. Liang, Kaicheng, Research Scientist, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), A*STAR [Liang Research Group]

  • Singapore National Research Foundation Fellow (Class of 2021)

  • A*STAR National Science Scholarship awardee

Defining a bidirectional liver-brain axis in metabolic regulation

  • Dr Luo, Xinwei Sarah, Singapore Bioimaging Consortium (SBIC), A*STAR

  • Singapore National Research Foundation Fellow (Class of 2021)

  • A*STAR National Science Scholarship awardee

You Are What You Eat: Gene-Diet Interactions Regulating Appetite and Food Choice

  • Dr Wee, Lei Caroline, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), A*STAR

  • Singapore National Research Foundation Fellow (Class of 2021)

  • A*STAR National Science Scholarship awardee

Controlling Electrocatalytic Carbon Dioxide Reduction: Towards Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals Production

  • Dr. Wang, Lei, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore [Google Scholar]

  • Singapore National Research Foundation Fellow (Class of 2021)


References

  • n.d. (2020, Dec 21). Meet the class of 2021. Retrieved Feb. 19, 2021 from A*STAR

  • n.d. (n.d.). ChBE Welcomes new Faculty Member aboard: Dr Wang Lei. Retrieved Feb. 19, 2021 from NUS

  • n.d. (2020, Feb). n.d. Retrieved Feb. 19, 2021 from NRF

    • List of awarded NRF Investigators

  • n.d. (2020, Nov). n.d. Retrieved Feb. 19, 2021 from NRF

    • List of awarded NRF Fellows

  • n.d. (n.d.). List of Awarded CRP Projects. Retrieved Feb. 19, 2021 from NRF

  • n.d. (2007, Nov 13). NTU wins up to S$20 million research grants. Retrieved Feb. 19, 2021 from NTU

  • n.d. (2018). Singapore national research foundation (nrf) fellowship scheme guidelines for applicants. Retrieved Feb. 19, 2021 from NTU


Keywords

biology, life science, research, astar, ntu, science, singapore

Tags

#nrf #research #singapore #sgunited #limjunlong