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ASTAR–NZ HRC Joint Call for Proposals 2010

Summary of Initiative

The Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the New Zealand Health Research Council (NZ HRC) jointly announce the second call for research proposals under the A*STAR – NZ HRC Memorandum of Understanding signed on 6 October 2008.

The objective of this call is to promote and encourage collaborative research and development activities amongst researchers from Singapore public sector research organizations, including A*STAR research institutes and New Zealand-based public institutes in the area of Cancer Research.


Each research team must be made up of at least one Singapore-based researcher and one NZ-based researcher. The research project, which can last up to 2 years, must be conducted in Singapore and in New Zealand. A*STAR will fund the research costs of the Singapore-based researcher, while NZ HRC funds the research costs of the NZ-based researcher. The total value of a combined grant award will typically be in the range of NZ$300,000-500,000.


A panel of international and local experts will review and identify proposals based on their scientific and technological merits as well as their health significance and potential benefit to Singapore and New Zealand.


Applications will open on 1st Mar 2010 and all submissions are due on 31st May 2010.

Please read the “Request For Proposal” and “Application Guidelines” carefully.
Request For Proposal: click here.
Application Guidelines: click here.

Registration of Intent: click here.
Application form can be downloaded from here.
New Zealand Budget Form (for NZ researchers): click here.
Annex 1 (for Singapore researchers): click here.

Similar information on the grant call can also be obtained from the following websites:

1) NZ HRC - International Investment Opportunities Fund (under HRC/A*STAR Joint Initiative): Click here.
2) NZ HRC - Partnership Funding Forms Download Page (under HRC/A*STAR Joint Initiative): Click here.

All applications are due by 31st May 2010, 5:00 pm NZST (31st May 2010, 1:00 pm Singapore Time) and submitted to NZ HRC Secretariat.

Instruction regarding the submission of the application form to the NZ HRC Secretariat can be found in the “Request For Proposal” and “Application Guidelines” documents.

Queries on the initiative should be addressed to the following A*STAR email address:

The A-STAR-NZ HRC Joint Grant Call application is now closed.


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