FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

The Agency of Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR) offers different funding options to support individuals, resources, ideas and major initiatives.

  • Low-carbon energy research funding initiative (lcer fi) first grant call 2021

    Objective:
    LCER FI aims to develop low-carbon energy technologies in the domain of carbon capture, utilisation & storage (CCUS) and hydrogen, as part of Singapore’s long-term decarbonisation strategies for the power and industry sectors.


  • HEALTH & MEDTECH HTPO SEED FUND – BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAMME (BEP)

    Objective:
    BEP is a competitive, multidisciplinary funding initiative aimed at supporting clinically-driven MedTech innovations with promising commercialization potential. The objective is to seed early MedTech innovations, which can in turn potentially contribute to a vibrant start-up ecosystem, and encourage value capture for the local innovation landscape.


  • SG Food Story IAF Grant Call for Future Foods: Alternative Proteins

    Objective:
    This grant call aims to foster knowledge creation and address the challenges in the area of alternative proteins to meet food security and food resilience goals for Singapore.


  • Singapore Food Story - 1st Alternative Protein Seed Challenge

    Objective:
    To address global and local limitations in dietary protein production through knowledge creation and early-stage innovation.


  • INDUSTRY ALIGNMENT FUND – PRE-POSITIONING PROGRAMME (IAF-PP)

  • Objective:
    To develop industry-ready capabilities towards deepening alignment of public sector research, and to develop multidisciplinary and integrated programmes with early industry involvement.


  • INDUSTRY ALIGNMENT FUND – INDUSTRY COLLABORATION PROJECTS (IAF-ICP)

  • Objective:
    To support public research performers in strategic R&D projects with industry.


  • MTC - INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH GRANT & YOUNG INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH GRANT (MTC IRG YIRG)

  • Objective:
    To develop novel and fresh R&D ideas in line with the MTC strategies and goals, and solicited through an investigator-led, ground-up mechanism across the research ecosystem.

    The MTC Young Individual Research Grants (YIRG) is a sub-category of grants under the IRG and aims to groom young scientists towards conducting independent research.


  • MTC PROGRAMMATIC FUNDING INITIATIVE

  • Objective:
    The MTC Programmatic Funding Intiatives (FI) supports long term, capability-building projects that have the potential to deliver significant impact to Singapore, typically beyond a five year timeframe.


  • SINGAPORE THERAPEUTICS DEVELOPMENT REVIEW (STDR) 2021 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

  • Objective:
    The scheme aims to identify potential high-value drug discovery and development projects from the research community in Singapore, to render the right support and guidance to progress promising projects, and boost the quality and quantity of the biotech pipeline in Singapore by facilitating the development of industry-ready capabilities from public sector research.In addition to receiving seed funding to develop their projects, researchers will receive mentorship and guidance from local and international drug development experts.


  • SINGAPORE FOOD STORY HHP & MTC IAF-PP GRANT CALL ON FUTURE FOODS: ADVANCED BIOTECH-BASED PROTEIN PRODUCTION

    Objective:
    To develop industry-ready capabilities towards deepening alignment of public sector research, and to developmultidisciplinary and integrated programmes with early industry involvement in the area of alternative protein.

  • SINGAPORE FOOD STORY THEME 3 GRANT CALL

    Objective: 
    To build local food safety capabilities to support growing innovation in novel food production and manufacturing. 


  • Human Potential - Prenatal / Early Childhood Grant Call

    Objective:
    This grant call aims to support targeted basic and applied research in child and maternal health and well-being as well as child health and learning. This will cover the preconception, pregnancy and early childhood (-1 to 6 year old) period of life, with a focus on research with a clear pathway to translation and impact.