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

About the Grant
Applications should be emailed directly to the respective secretariats (see below for application procedure and materials).

To develop industry-ready capabilities to deepen alignment of public sector research, as well as multidisciplinary and integrated programmes with early industry involvement.

Programmes are expected to lead to industry participation within 3-5 years. This encompasses new programmes, as well as existing programmes that have demonstrated strong track record of success and industry potential. Programmes supported should be aligned with HHP or MTC domain themes and strategies. The maximum duration of IAF-PP projects should not exceed 5 years (60 months).

Key Criteria: Potential for industry development and economic impact.

IAF-PP is governed by a Strategic Oversight Committee (SOC), and comprises CEO A*STAR, MD EDB and CEO NRF. The SOC makes decisions on all IAF-PP policies and programmes and is co-chaired by CEO A*STAR and MD EDB.

All submitted applications are subject to technical and commercial considerations, and to the final evaluation and assessment by the IAF-PP SOC.

The list of projects that have been awarded under the IAF-PP can be found at the respective links below:
Eligibility
Programme Director should:
  • hold at least 0.7 FTE primary appointment in a Singapore publicly funded research or tertiary education;
  • run a laboratory or research programme that carries out research in Singapore; and
  • have a track record of leadership ability in coordinating research programmes and providing mentorship to research team, as well as having productive research outcomes.
Application Procedure
Applications to IAF-PP are evaluated on a quarterly basis. Applicants are invited to submit their IAF-PP Letter of Intent (LOI) to the HHP IAF-PP Secretariat or MTC IAF-PP Secretariat by the submission deadlines* for each quarter below:
  • 18 February 2022, Friday, 12pm
  • 3 June 2022, Friday, 12 pm
  • 5 August 2022, Friday, 12 pm
  • 14 October 2022, Friday, 12 pm

Important Note:

  • Applicants must use the latest version of the LOI template that can be downloaded below.
  • All applications must be endorsed by the Research Office of the Programme Lead’s Institution.
  • Incomplete applications may result in the application being rolled over to the next quarter for evaluation. Please ensure that all applications are complete before submitting, and that all the necessary supporting documentation (e.g. Letters of Support) are included.
*dates are correct as of 26 January 2022.
For Enquiries
Relating to IAF-PP HHP Domain:
IAF-PP_HBMS@hq.a-star.edu.sg for further enquiries.

Relating to IAF-PP MTC Domain: 
IAF_PP_MTC@hq.a-star.edu.sg for further enquiries.