FUNDING

Central Gap Fund

The National Research Foundation, Singapore (NRF) Central Gap Fund (“Central Gap”) aims to support the translation of research outcomes into products, processes and/or services that generate economic and societal benefits for Singapore. Through funding publicly-funded research performers and government-linked entities, the scheme provides a national-level platform to resource impactful projects and encourage collaboration across public research performers and/or industry. Please visit the NRF Central Gap Fund for more details on the scheme.

Competitive Research Programme (CRP)

The National Research Foundation Competitive Research Programme funds use-inspired basic research projects that are selected through a merit review process based on scientific excellence. The theme of the proposed research project must be motivated by an important need or problem to be solved. Calls-for-proposals are launched twice yearly to solicit research ideas in science and technology. Please visit the NRF CRP website for more details on the scheme.

MTC Programmatic Funds

The MTC Programmatic Funding Initiative (FI) supports long term, capability-building projects that have the potential to deliver significant impact to Singapore, typically beyond a five year timeframe. These projects typically correspond to low Technological Readiness Levels (TRL) of 2-4.

Industry Alignment Fund – Pre-positioning Projects (IAF-PP MTC)

Industry Alignment Fund – Pre-positioning Projects (IAF-PP MTC) aims to develop industry-ready capabilities towards deepening the alignment of public sector research and to develop multidisciplinary and integrated programmes with early industry involvement. It supports new programmes, as well as existing programmes that have demonstrated strong track record of success and industry potential. The Programmes supported should be aligned with the MTC domain themes and strategies which including the Energy & Chemicals, Marine & Offshore, Food Manufacturing, Logistics Clusters.

Industry Alignment Fund – Industry Collaboration Projects (IAF-ICP)

The Industry Alignment Fund – Industry Collaboration Project (IAF-ICP) supports Public Research Performers in strategic R&D collaborations with industry. The aim is to foster industry-relevant public sector R&D efforts, and Public Research Performers to collaborate with industry, with a line of sight to potential economic outcomes.

Temasek Foundation’s Call for Proposals - Liveability & Sustainability Innovations

Currently, Temasek Foundation organizes two calls per year in one in Feb-Mar and the other in Aug-Sep. The latest criteria and information of Temasek Foundation’s Call for Proposals can be found here: https://www.temasekfoundation.org.sg/grant-calls/liveability-sustainability-innovations. Feel free to connect anytime if you do have an interesting proposal to share and we will be happy to arrange a call to understand more. There is no specific funding ratio or maximum quantum. Project timelines are typically 2 to 3 years.

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