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A*STAR-PSF (Public Sector Funding) Grant Call

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A*STAR Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) is pleased to announce that the 2013 Public Sector Research Funding (PSF) Grant Call is now open for submissions through iGrants.

 

The Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) 2013 Public Sector Research Funding (PSF) Grant Call seeks proposals

(1) in areas of upstream research and/or

(2) exploring novel concepts (rather than application of existing approaches to new technologies or development of systems).

Only proposals meeting the above criteria which can contribute to SERC's broad areas of interests will be considered.

SERC's areas of interest can be found by reference to the websites of the individual SERC Research Institutes. Examples of SERC areas of interest can be found in "Frequently Asked Questions" (Document B) and "PSF 2013 IHL Presentation".

 

 

Funding Information

 

 

Capped Amount Maximum Duration
Category A smaller or equal to S$0.4M 3 years
Category B greater than S$0.4M and less than $1M 3 years

 

 

Under this funding scheme, SERC will typically support projects no longer than 3 years with total project value (excluding in-kind contributions, cost of existing equipment, manpower as well as building cost) of less than S$1M. Projects with budgets smaller or equal to S$0.4M (Category A) will be evaluated separately from those with proposed budgets greater than S$0.4M (Category B).

 


It is possible for a project to request for an extension of up to 2years with additional work scope. Such request with supporting documents may be made to SERC no later than 6 month before the project end date with the support and recommendation from at least one SERC RI.

 

Schedule of Annual Call


The Council will review proposal submissions once a year.

 

 

Application Criteria


 

This grant call will be open to all researchers employed by publicly funded local universities, polytechnics, non-defence-related public sector agencies and other organs of state. A*STAR Research Institute and private company staff may only be involved as collaborators (without funding).

 

Application Procedure

 

•A.  Online Submission via iGrants system -Internal Deadline: 4 July 2013 (Thursday) at 12noon SST for us to check the applications and endorse before A*STAR's deadline.

 

  • Kindly submit online via the iGrants system latest by the 4 July 2013 (Thursday), as online endorsements by the VDRs/Directors of RICs are required.

 

  • We will check the submission before endorsing. Should amendments by required, we will "reject" the submission back to the submitter for amendments and re-submission.

 

  • Incomplete submissions or submissions that fail to obtain all endorsements by the grant call deadline will not be entertained.


B.  Forward the following documents to NUHS Research Office - Internal Deadline: 4 July 2013 (Thursday) at 12noon SST.

 

SoM PIs NUH PIs

 

• One softcopy and duly-signed hardcopy of NUS Grant Endorsement Form

 

(PI to submit prior to submitting application online )


• 1 softcopy of Proposal in PDF Format


• Forward the softcopy of the above to Grant_RO@nuhs.edu.sg (Attention : Serene Lim)

 

• One softcopy and duly-signed hardcopy of NUH Grant Endorsement Form                     


(PI to submit prior to submitting application online )


• 1 softcopy of Proposal in PDF Format


 

• Forward the softcopy of the above to Grant_RO@nuhs.edu.sg (Attention : Serene Lim)

 

Details of the following documents can also be found on the iGrants website

 

i. Document A - Preparing A Budget Proposal

 

ii. Document B - Frequently Asked Questions

 

iii. PSF 2013 IHL Presentation

 

 

Note

 

Proposals should not be substantially similar to proposals submitted to any other funding agency, including but not limited to the Biomedical Research Council (BMRC), Ministry of Education (MOE) and National Research Foundation (NRF).

In the event that there is a commitment to cost-share either by the employing organisation, industry or a participating sponsor, documentary evidence of such prior commitment/s must accompany the submission.

A proposal may be withdrawn at any time before a final decision by SERC is made. PI must notify timely in writing to SERC, any material change of his/her proposal, including work scope and personnel, with the endorsement of the employing organization. A proposal will be automatically dropped if the PI tenders his/her resignation or withdraws his/her participation in the proposal during the PSF evaluation period.

 

 

 

 

 

Kindly Note:


 

If the proposed study 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 with the biobanking budget. Kindly visit http://medicine.nus.edu.sg/tissue/Cost%20Recovery%20Schedule.pdf

 

 

Contact Us

 

Please contact the following staff if you have any enquiries:

 

Ms Serene Lim           Tel: 6772 3718          Email: medv951@nus.edu.sg