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NRF-IDMPO: Research and Development Programme on Interactive Digital Media

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The multi-agency IDM R&D Programme Office (IDMPO) hosted within the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) is set up in August 2006 to spearhead the growth and development of Singapore's IDM sector, and coordinates a cross-disciplinary effort to deepen Singapore's research capacity in IDM.

To-date, the IDMPO has identified four key focus areas: Education, Animation, Games & Effects, Media Intermediary ("Mediary") Services, and "On-the-Move" Technologies. The development of IDM R&D in Education is fronted by the Ministry of Education. The IDM Programme Office has also formulated four interlinked programmes to support the development of the key focus areas and transform Singapore into a global IDM capital.



Funding Information


Capped Amount Maximum Duration
NA 3 years




All NUS staff is eligible to apply.

Terms and Conditions

Details about the details of funding support as extracted from the NRF Guide (Version 2) could be found here.

Schedule of Annual Call and Activities

There is one call a year.

Date of Next Call

To be confirmed.

Application Process


The Request for Proposals has two stages:

  1. White Paper/ Preliminary Proposal stage
  2. Full Proposal stage (for development of shortlisted White Papers only)

Application Procedure

White Paper Submission:


Online submission

The proposal information should be submitted via RITA system.  Staff would need to register for a user ID (if you do not already have an ID). Please click here for the RITA User Guide. 
The following items should be completed and uploaded onto the RITA system:

  • Maximum 4-page White Paper
  • Other supporting documents

Softcopy Submission

Hardcopy submissions are not required at this stage. However, please send a softcopy of your submissions and the duly completed and signed hardcopy NUS Grant Endorsement Form (for NUS PIs only) to your Faculty/Schools/RIC for collation and onward submission to NUHS Research Office.


Contact Us 


Ms Clarin Ng

Tel : 6772 3723

Email : mednsy@nus.edu.sg