Low-carbon energy research Phase 2 Emerging Technology Grant Call 2023

About the Grant

We invite researchers to submit proposals that develop nascent yet promising low-carbon technologies like hydrogen, carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) and related areas (i.e. geothermal-related technologies). The intention is for awarded projects to start at a technology-readiness level (TRL) of 1-2, and attaining a lab-scale prototype stage (i.e. TRL 4) at the end of this grant call. Awarded projects shall receive funding support for a period of up to three years, capped at a maximum grant quantum of S$1.2 million per project. Also, successful projects selected from the Review Panel will be scaled further via a directed grant call approach.

Grant Call Timeline

Launch of Call for Proposals16 October 2023
Closing of Call for Proposals26 November 2023
Review ProcessNovember 2023 - January 2024
Project ApprovalFebruary - March 2024
Funding Commencement1 April 2024


Lead Principal Investigators (PI) and their Co-Investigators (Co-Is) must:

  • Hold at least 70% (20% for Co-Is) primary appointment in a public sector research institute or jointly with other public sector research institute(s); and
  • Maintain the minimum appointment level for the duration of this award.  

Application Procedure

After getting the necessary endorsement for your proposal, please submit it on iGrants under the grant call title 'LCER Phase 2 Emerging Technology Grant Call (Y2023)' (link: https://igrants-app.a-star.edu.sg/) before the deadline of 26 November 2023.

For more information, please refer to the Information Sheet. 

Application Materials

For Enquiries

Please email lcerfi_secretariat@hq.a-star.edu.sg for more information.