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The aim of this programme is to support research that underpins and informs the search for effective solutions for active ageing in Singapore. Investigator-initiated research within and (preferably) across a variety of relevant disciplines including sociology, psychology, law, policy studies, non-clinical life sciences (e.g. human nutrition), economics and finance is favoured.
The proposals should be for multi-disciplinary research programmes that will contribute to achieving any of the following:
Enhancing the physical and mental health of those nearing 60 years of age so that they can continue to be economically and socially active;
Maintaining the employability of the elderly through a combination of technology, policy and environmental solutions;
Establishing novel social support networks for the elderly, especially those without spouses or children;
Developing customised technologies for the well-educated, IT-savvy elderly consumer of tomorrow.
PI should be full time faculty on tenure or research track from all NUS Schools, Faculties, Research Institutes and Centres
Each proposal should include the names of all investigators involved and a 2 to 3 page description of the proposed research programme.
Shortlisted PIs may also be asked to give a 10 to 15 minute presentation on their proposal to an evaluation panel. All proposals will be evaluated on the basis of:
Originality of ideas/approach
Effective use/involvement of different disciplines
Potential impact and applicability to society, government and/or industry.
Up to five proposals that are considered the most promising will each be given grants of up to $100,000 to develop their ideas further. The grant can be used to carry out pilot studies, develop prototypes and/or gather additional evidence to support the proposed programme.
At the end of one year, the five proposals will be reviewed again, based on a report of how they have made use of their grants and the results they have achieved. The proposal that appears most promising may be awarded a grant of up to $1million to carry out the research programme.
Please submit the following documents to NUHS Research office by Thursday, 24 Sept 2012 at 12 noon.
- 1 hardcopy of duly-signed NUS Grant Endorsement Form
- 1 hardcopy of the proposal
- 2-3 page description of the proposed research programme covering the evaluation criteria, with names of all investigators involved
- 1 softcopy of proposal & NUS Grant Endorsement Form (in word format)
All softcopies to be submitted to Grant_ro@nuhs.edu.sg (Attention: Serene Lim)
More information of the programme can be downloaded at the following link.
If the proposed study would require biospecimen or tissue banking, please contact Dr Eng Chon Boon (firstname.lastname@example.org ) 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