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The aims of the Engineering-Medicine Seed Grant are:


  1. To facilitate exchange of research ideas and enhance the network among engineers and doctors.
  2. To enable NUHS scientists and clinicians and Engineering faculty members to explore innovative approaches and collaborate on potential projects.
  3. To assist investigators to submit competitive proposals to secure a bigger external grant.


Funding Information

 Capped Amount   Maximum Duration
$50,000 2 years




Applicants for the Engineering-Medicine Seed Grant must meet all of the following requirements:


  • Principal Investigators (PIs) must be full time NUS staff (Asst Prof/Assoc Prof/Prof) from the 2 faculties with different academic backgrounds while NUH staff must be full time Registrar/Medical Officer, Consultant and above.


  • Each proposal must include joint investigators from the Faculty of Engineering and NUHS.


  • For FoE applicants, only presenters at the Engineering-Medicine Dialogue Session can apply. This restriction does not apply to NUHS applicants. Please click on this link for the list of eligible FoE applicants.



  • Project teams should not be already collaborating.


  • Funding requested should be for new research ideas and not for supplementing existing projects / collaborations.


  • Project must be supported by respective Heads of Departments (or nominee) and Deans (or nominee) of each Faculty/School.


  • Only one project per set of PIs can be submitted.


Application Procedure:


  • Only proposals properly completed with relevant supporting documents attached will be accepted for evaluation and assessment for awarding of grants.


  • Please ensure that information submitted in hardcopies and softcopies are the same.


  • Please ensure that the Grant Endorsement Form is duly endorsed by the Deputy-Head (Research) before submission to VDRO.


  • Please ensure that the softcopies and hardcopies of the application form and grant endorsement received are submitted to NUHS RO by 17 September 2012 (Monday) 12pm.


  • The documents required for submission are:


Softcopy Submissions Hardcopy Submissions


1 softcopy of application form (MSWord Format)


1 softcopy of Grant Endorsement Form

- (NUS PI use this Grant Endorsement Form)

- (NUH PI use this Grant Endorsement Form)


Please zip all files into a folder and name as "Dept_PI's name_Engineering-Medicine Seed Grant Call 2012"


Proposal summary listing    


Forward all softcopy to Grant_RO@nuhs.edu.sg                               

1 original copy of duly endorsed application form*



1 copy of Grant Endorsement Form**

- (NUS PI use this Grant Endorsement Form)

- (NUH PI use this Grant Endorsement Form)






 *The same grant application form with original signatories from all team members to be submitted to the respective Research Office.

** A separate Grant Endorsement Form (i.e. declaration for Research Compliance may differ for each PI) with original signatories to be submitted to the respective Research Office.


  • Please compile all submission received using the proposal summary listing.



Kindly Note:

If the proposed study would requires biospecimen or tissue banking, please contact Dr Eng Chon Boon (chon_boon_eng@nuhs.edu.sg) from the NUHS Tissue Repository. The tissue repository will assist in biobanking budgetary. Kindly visit http://medicine.nus.edu.sg/tissue/Cost%20Recovery%20Schedule.pdf.



Contact Us


Please contact the following staff if you have any enquiries:


 Dorothy Er  Tel: 6772 7576    Email: medeyhd@nus.edu.sg  
 Janise Peh   Tel: 6772 3719  Email: medv868@nus.edu.sg