Research

Regular Grant Calls

2024/06/03

Regular Grant Calls are grant calls that are launched regularly at NUHS.

The information below provides an overview of the regularly launched grant calls, to facilitate researchers’ planning and preparation for submission of grant applications.

Details of the grant calls provided below are based on the timeline for grant calls previously launched in 2021. The information below may be subject to change by the respective grantors.

For updated timelines and application instructions/forms for grant call launches, please visit the NUHS Active Grant Calendar or the respective grantors' websites.


Quarter 1
January
NMRC Population Health Research Grant (PHRG) – Open Category

Funding Source: National Medical Research Council (NMRC)
Funding Quantum: Up to S$1.95 million (incl. of 30% IRC)
Funding Period: Up to three years (Projects involving prospective patient/subject recruitment may apply for up to five years)
Website: www.nmrc.gov.sg/grants/competitive-research-grants/population-health-research-grant-open-category

NMRC Population Health Research Grant (PHRG) – Thematic Category

Funding Source: National Medical Research Council (NMRC)
Funding Quantum: No stipulated caps in funding quantum, to be deliberated during the co-creation and review process
Funding Period: No stipulated caps in funding duration, to be deliberated during the co-creation and review process
Website: www.nmrc.gov.sg/grants/competitive-research-grants/population-health-research-grant-thematic-category

NMRC Population Health Research Grant - New Investigator Grant (PHRG-NIG)

Funding Source: National Medical Research Council (NMRC)
Funding Quantum: Up to S$130,000 (incl. of 30% IRC)
Funding Period: Up to two years (Projects involving prospective patient/subject recruitment may apply for up to three years)
Website: www.nmrc.gov.sg/grants/competitive-research-grants/population-health-research-grant-new-investigator-grant

NMRC Clinician Scientist Individual Research Grant (CS-IRG)

Funding Source: National Medical Research Council (NMRC)
Funding Quantum: Up to S$1.95 million (incl. of 30% IRC)
Funding Period: Up to three years (projects involving prospective patient/subject recruitment may apply for up to five years) 
Website: www.nmrc.gov.sg/grants/competitive-research-grants/cs-irg 

NMRC CS-IRG New Investigator Grant (CS-IRG-NIG)

Funding Source: National Medical Research Council (NMRC)
Funding Quantum: Up to S$260,000 (incl. of 30% IRC)
Funding Period: Up to two years (projects involving prospective patient/subject recruitment may apply for up to three years)
Website: www.nmrc.gov.sg/grants/competitive-research-grants/cs-irg-nig  

NMRC Open Fund Individual Research Grant (OF-IRG)

Funding Source: National Medical Research Council (NMRC)
Funding Quantum: Up to S$1.625 million (incl. 30% IRC)
Funding Period: Up to five years
Website: www.nmrc.gov.sg/grants/competitive-research-grants/of-irg

NMRC Open Fund Young Individual Research Grant (OF-YIRG)

Funding Source: National Medical Research Council (NMRC)
Funding Quantum: Up to S$0.325 million (incl. 30% IRC)
Funding Period: Up to three years
Website: www.nmrc.gov.sg/grants/competitive-research-grants/of-yirg

NMRC Clinical Trial Grant-Industry Collaborative Trials (CTG-IIT)

Funding Source: National Medical Research Council (NMRC)
Funding Quantum: Up to S$1.625 million (incl. of 30% IRC)
Funding Period: Up to five years
Website: www.nmrc.gov.sg/grants/competitive-research-grants/ctg

NMRC Clinical Trial Grant-Industry Collaborative Trials (CTG-ICT)

Funding Source: National Medical Research Council (NMRC)
Funding Quantum: Up to S$4.94 million (incl. of 30% IRC)
Funding Period: Up to five years
Website: www.nmrc.gov.sg/grants/competitive-research-grants/ctg

NMRC Singapore Translational Research (STaR) Investigator Award

Funding Source: National Medical Research Council (NMRC)
Funding Quantum: Up to S$6 million (first award); up to S$4 million (subsequent renewals) that includes:

  1. PI's salary support up to S$600,000 per annum; and
  2. Grant support and up to 30% IRC will be adjusted accordingly

Funding Period: Over five years (First award); over five years (Subsequent renewals) 
Website: www.nmrc.gov.sg/grants/talent-development/stria

NMRC Clinician Scientist Award (CSA)

Funding Source: National Medical Research Council (NMRC)
Funding Quantum: 

  1. 0.5 FTE to 0.7 FTE salary support of actual research time, subject to NMRC annual salary cap; 
  2. Grant support of up to: S$675,000 (Investigator level); S$1.75 million (Senior Investigator level); and
  3. 30% IRC

Funding Period: Over three years (Investigator level); over five years (Senior Investigator level) 
Website: www.nmrc.gov.sg/grants/talent-development/csa

NMRC HPHSR Clinician Scientist Award (HCSA)

Funding Source: National Medical Research Council (NMRC)
Funding Quantum: 

  1. 0.5 FTE to 0.7 FTE salary support of actual research time, subject to NMRC annual salary cap; 
  2. Grant support of up to: S$500,000 (Investigator level); S$1.3 million (Senior Investigator level); and
  3. 30% IRC

Funding Period: Over three years (Investigator level); over five years (Senior Investigator level) 
Website: www.nmrc.gov.sg/grants/talent-development/hcsa

NMRC Clinician Innovator Award (CIA)

Funding Source: National Medical Research Council (NMRC)
Funding Quantum: 

  1. 0.3 FTE salary support of actual research time, subject to NMRC annual salary cap; 
  2. Grant support of up to: S$250,000 (Investigator level); S$500,000 (Senior Investigator level); and
  3. 30% IRC

Funding Period: Over two years (Investigator level); over two years (Senior Investigator level)
Website: www.nmrc.gov.sg/grants/talent-development/clinician-innovator-award

NMRC Transition Award (TA)

Funding Source: National Medical Research Council (NMRC)
Funding Quantum: 

  1. 0.5 FTE to 0.7 FTE salary support of actual research time, subject to NMRC annual salary cap; 
  2. Grant support of up to S$300,000; and
  3. 30% IRC

Funding Period: Over four years 
Website: www.nmrc.gov.sg/grants/talent-development/ta

NMRC Research Training Fellowship (RTF)

Funding Source: National Medical Research Council (NMRC)
Funding Quantum: Up to S$500,000 comprising -

  1. Salary support; 
  2. Tuition;
  3. Conference support; and
  4. Maintenance allowance and others (e.g. return air travel, health insurance)*
    *for overseas training, to be in accordance to the Institution's guidelines

Funding Period: Over two to three years (extendable to four years for PhD degree)
Website: www.nmrc.gov.sg/grants/talent-development/nmrc-rtf

NUHS Innovation Grant Call

Funding Source: National University Health System (NUHS)
Funding Quantum: Up to S$50,000 (no IRC)
Funding Period: Up to 12 months 

NHIC Innovation to Develop (I2D Grant Call) 

Funding Source: National Health Innovation Centre (NHIC)
Funding Quantum: S$300,000 (incl. of 30% IRC)
Funding Period: Up to 12 months


February
MOE Academic Research Fund (AcRF) Tier 2 Call for Whitepaper Application

Funding Source: Ministry of Education (MOE)
Funding Quantum: Between S$500,000 to S$1.2 million (excl. 30% IRC)
Funding Period: Up to three, four or five years


March
MOE Academic Research Fund (AcRF) Tier 1 Grant Call

Funding Source: Ministry of Education (MOE)
Funding Quantum: Up to S$250,000 (no IRC)
Funding Period: Up to 36 months

NUHS Seed Fund (General) Grant Call

Funding Source: National University Health System (NUHS)
Funding Quantum: Up to S$150,000 (Junior) or $250,000 (Senior) (no IRC)
Funding Period: Up to 36 months

NUHS Health Promotion & Health Services Research Seed Grant Call

Funding Source: National University Health System (NUHS)
Funding Quantum: Up to S$100,000 (Junior) or $250,000 (Senior) (no IRC)
Funding Period: Up to 36 months

Quarter 2
May
NMRC Open Fund Large Collaborative Grant (OF-LCG)

Funding Source: National Medical Research Council (NMRC)
Funding Quantum: S$10 million (Tier 1); S$25 million (Tier 2) (incl. of 30% IRC)
Funding Period: Up to five years (Tier 1 & Tier 2)
Website: www.nmrc.gov.sg/grants/competitive-research-grants/of-lcg

Social Science Research and Humanities Research Thematic Grant (SSHR-TG)

Funding Source: Ministry of Education (MOE)
Funding Quantum:

  • S$100,000 to S$1 million (Type A);
  • >S$1 million - S$5 million (Type B);
  • >S$5 million - S$10 million (Type C)

Funding Period: Up to three years (Type A); Over three to five years (Types B &C)

NHIC Innovation to Develop (I2D Grant Call) 

Funding Source: National Health Innovation Centre (NHIC)
Funding Quantum: S$300,000 (incl. of 30% IRC)
Funding Period: Up to 12 months

Quarter 3
July
NMRC Population Health Research Grant (PHRG) – Open Category

Funding Source: National Medical Research Council (NMRC)
Funding Quantum: Up to S$1.95 million (incl. of 30% IRC)
Funding Period: Up to three years (Projects involving prospective patient/subject recruitment may apply for up to five years)
Website: www.nmrc.gov.sg/grants/competitive-research-grants/population-health-research-grant-open-category

NMRC Population Health Research Grant (PHRG) – Thematic Category

Funding Source: National Medical Research Council (NMRC)
Funding Quantum: No stipulated caps in funding quantum, to be deliberated during the co-creation and review process
Funding Period: No stipulated caps in funding duration, to be deliberated during the co-creation and review process
Website: www.nmrc.gov.sg/grants/competitive-research-grants/population-health-research-grant-thematic-category

NMRC Population Health Research Grant - New Investigator Grant (PHRG-NIG)

Funding Source: National Medical Research Council (NMRC)
Funding Quantum: Up to S$130,000 (incl. of 30% IRC)
Funding Period: Up to two years (Projects involving prospective patient/subject recruitment may apply for up to three years)
Website: www.nmrc.gov.sg/grants/competitive-research-grants/population-health-research-grant-new-investigator-grant

NMRC Clinician Scientist Individual Research Grant (CS-IRG)

Funding Source: National Medical Research Council (NMRC)
Funding Quantum: Up to S$1.95 million (incl. of 30% IRC)
Funding Period: Up to three years (projects involving prospective patient/subject recruitment may apply for up to five years) 
Website: www.nmrc.gov.sg/grants/competitive-research-grants/cs-irg 

NMRC CS-IRG New Investigator Grant (CS-IRG-NIG)

Funding Source: National Medical Research Council (NMRC)
Funding Quantum: Up to S$260,000 (incl. of 30% IRC)
Funding Period: Up to two years (projects involving prospective patient/subject recruitment may apply for up to three years)
Website: www.nmrc.gov.sg/grants/competitive-research-grants/cs-irg-nig  

NMRC Open Fund Individual Research Grant (OF-IRG)

Funding Source: National Medical Research Council (NMRC)
Funding Quantum: Up to S$1.625 million (incl. 30% IRC)
Funding Period: Up to five years
Website: www.nmrc.gov.sg/grants/competitive-research-grants/of-irg

NMRC Open Fund Young Individual Research Grant (OF-YIRG)

Funding Source: National Medical Research Council (NMRC)
Funding Quantum: Up to S$0.325 million (incl. 30% IRC)
Funding Period: Up to three years
Website: www.nmrc.gov.sg/grants/competitive-research-grants/of-yirg

NMRC Clinical Trial Grant-Industry Collaborative Trials (CTG-IIT)

Funding Source: National Medical Research Council (NMRC)
Funding Quantum: Up to S$1.625 million (incl. of 30% IRC)
Funding Period: Up to five years
Website: www.nmrc.gov.sg/grants/competitive-research-grants/ctg

NMRC Clinical Trial Grant-Industry Collaborative Trials (CTG-ICT)

Funding Source: National Medical Research Council (NMRC)
Funding Quantum: Up to S$4.94 million (incl. of 30% IRC)
Funding Period: Up to five years
Website: www.nmrc.gov.sg/grants/competitive-research-grants/ctg

NMRC Singapore Translational Research (STaR) Investigator Award

Funding Source: National Medical Research Council (NMRC)
Funding Quantum: Up to S$6 million (first award); up to S$4 million (subsequent renewals) that includes:

  1. PI's salary support up to S$600,000 per annum; and
  2. Grant support and up to 30% IRC will be adjusted accordingly

Funding Period: Over five years (First award); over five years (Subsequent renewals) 
Website: www.nmrc.gov.sg/grants/talent-development/stria

NMRC Clinician Scientist Award (CSA)

Funding Source: National Medical Research Council (NMRC)
Funding Quantum: 

  1. 0.5 FTE to 0.7 FTE salary support of actual research time, subject to NMRC annual salary cap; 
  2. Grant support of up to: S$675,000 (Investigator level); S$1.75 million (Senior Investigator level); and
  3. 30% IRC

Funding Period: Over three years (Investigator level); over five years (Senior Investigator level) 
Website: www.nmrc.gov.sg/grants/talent-development/csa

NMRC HPHSR Clinician Scientist Award (HCSA)

Funding Source: National Medical Research Council (NMRC)
Funding Quantum: 

  1. 0.5 FTE to 0.7 FTE salary support of actual research time, subject to NMRC annual salary cap; 
  2. Grant support of up to: S$500,000 (Investigator level); S$1.3 million (Senior Investigator level); and
  3. 30% IRC

Funding Period: Over three years (Investigator level); over five years (Senior Investigator level) 
Website: www.nmrc.gov.sg/grants/talent-development/hcsa

NMRC Clinician Innovator Award (CIA)

Funding Source: National Medical Research Council (NMRC)
Funding Quantum: 

  1. 0.3 FTE salary support of actual research time, subject to NMRC annual salary cap; 
  2. Grant support of up to: S$250,000 (Investigator level); S$500,000 (Senior Investigator level); and
  3. 30% IRC

Funding Period: Over two years (Investigator level); over two years (Senior Investigator level)
Website: www.nmrc.gov.sg/grants/talent-development/clinician-innovator-award

NMRC Transition Award (TA)

Funding Source: National Medical Research Council (NMRC)
Funding Quantum: 

  1. 0.5 FTE to 0.7 FTE salary support of actual research time, subject to NMRC annual salary cap; 
  2. Grant support of up to S$300,000; and
  3. 30% IRC

Funding Period: Over four years 
Website: www.nmrc.gov.sg/grants/talent-development/ta

NMRC Research Training Fellowship (RTF)

Funding Source: National Medical Research Council (NMRC)
Funding Quantum: Up to S$500,000 comprising -

  1. Salary support; 
  2. Tuition;
  3. Conference support; and
  4. Maintenance allowance and others (e.g. return air travel, health insurance)*
    *for overseas training, to be in accordance to the Institution's guidelines

Funding Period: Over two to three years (extendable to four years for PhD degree)
Website: www.nmrc.gov.sg/grants/talent-development/nmrc-rtf


August
MOE Academic Research Fund (AcRF) Tier 2 Call for Whitepaper Application

Funding Source: Ministry of Education (MOE)
Funding Quantum: Between S$500,000 to S$1.2 million (excl. 30% IRC)
Funding Period: Up to three, four or five years


September
MOE Academic Research Fund (AcRF) Tier 1 Grant Call

Funding Source: Ministry of Education (MOE)
Funding Quantum: Up to S$250,000 (no IRC)
Funding Period: Up to 36 months

NUHS Seed Fund (General) Grant Call

Funding Source: National University Health System (NUHS)
Funding Quantum: Up to S$150,000 (Junior) or $250,000 (Senior) (no IRC)
Funding Period: Up to 36 months

NUHS Health Promotion & Health Services Research Seed Grant Call

Funding Source: National University Health System (NUHS)
Funding Quantum: Up to S$100,000 (Junior) or $250,000 (Senior) (no IRC)
Funding Period: Up to 36 months

NHIC Innovation to Develop (I2D Grant Call) 

Funding Source: National Health Innovation Centre (NHIC)
Funding Quantum: S$300,000 (incl. of 30% IRC)
Funding Period: Up to 12 months

Quarter 4
December
MOE Academic Research Fund (AcRF) MOE Tier 3 Call for Whitepaper Application

Funding Source: Ministry of Education (MOE)
Funding Quantum:

  • S$5 to 10 million (Type A);
  • S$10 to 25 million (Type B);
  • S$20 to 50 million (Type C)

Funding Period: Up to five years (Types A & B), or seven years (Type C)

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