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:


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

Applicants are invited to submit their IAF-PP Letter of Intent (LOI) to HHP IAF-PP Secretariat or MTC IAF-PP Secretariat

Applications are accepted throughout the year but will be evaluated on a quarterly basis. The quarterly LOI submission deadlines are as follows:


  • 15 April 2024 (Monday), 1200h
  • 7 June 2024 (Friday), 1200h
  • 7 October 2024 (Monday), 1200h
  • 31 December 2024 (Tuesday), 2359h
  • 26 March 2024 (Tuesday), 1200h
  • 11 June 2024 (Tuesday), 1200h
  • 11 September 2024 (Wednesday), 1200h
  • 31 December 2024 (Tuesday), 2359h

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.
  • All applications must be complete and include all necessary supporting documents (e.g. endorsements and Letters of Support).
  • Incomplete applications or applications that deviate from the template will delay the evaluation process.

Application Materials

For Enquiries

Relating to IAF-PP HHP Domain: for further enquiries.

Relating to IAF-PP MTC Domain: for further enquiries.