INFECTIOUS DISEASES HORIZONTAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMME OFFICE (ID HTPO) SEED FUND – CALL

Infectious Diseases Horizontal Technology Programme Office (ID HTPO) Seed Fund, aims to develop a cohesive A*STAR response integrated with the National PREPARE program to drive and deliver translational ID research with impact on practice and policies for better health and economic outcomes.

Funding Principal

Funding Quantum: Up to $500K per project proposal to support direct costs for 2–3 years, unless otherwise stated, subject to the following:

  • PI salary is not allowed to be funded on the seed fund

  • At least two- thirds of the EOM charged to seed fund must be new hires or existing staff who are currently not funded in projects in related areas.

  • No overheads will be provided.

Lead PI Eligibility: A*STAR staff who is full-time or at least 50% with A*STAR as primary appointment.


Eligibility Criteria

  • ID HTPO Seed Fund is an internal A*STAR fund. Applicants must be A*STAR staff at the point of application.

  • Researchers on joint appointments would need to be serving a majority of time (>50% or higher) at A*STAR.

Evaluation Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following key criteria:

  • Strategic importance and relevance to infectious diseases’ vision, mission, and thematic areas
  • Scientific quality and novelty
  • Likelihood of public sector and/or industry adoption
  • Relevance and strength of prior work
  • Chances of subsequent funding success

  • Review process will be chaired by ID HTPO Leads Prof Laurent Renia and Dr. Yang Yinping, supported by external review reports.

     TIMELINE:
    Open of Seed Fund CallThursday, 1 July 2021
    Deadline for submission of proposal to ID HTPO
    Secretartiat
    Thursday, 22 July 2021 (11:59pm SGT) 
    Award  Monday, 2 August 2021
    Deadline for acceptanceMonday, 9 August 2021 
    Start Date of awarded projects Monday, 16 August 2021

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For general queries, please refer email to Grants-IDHTPO@idlabs.a-star.edu.sg.