The GSK-Singapore Partnership for Green and Sustainable Manufacturing, which is sponsored by the GSK-EDB Trust fund, is pleased to announce the opening of the third call for research proposals relating to green and sustainable manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals.
The proposal should address a key problem to sustainable manufacturing in the pharmaceutical or fine chemical industry. Specifically, the problem statements that have been issued with this call should be addressed, or similarly themed problems identified by principal applicants.
Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of sustainable manufacturing research, collaborative research across universities and institutions is encouraged. However applications that are not collaborative in nature will be treated equally and reviewed according to the same process.
The proposal should address the key objectives of the trust fund:
• Build a strong capability and train a talent pool in Singapore to meet the sustainable manufacturing challenges of the future for local industries;
• Further enhance the working relationship between universities, institutes, and local companies through interdisciplinary research in sustainability;
• Enable Singapore to become a leader in sustainability research for pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals.
Proposed budgets should primarily address manpower costs and associated overheads with these costs. The approved budget will represent the final amount of funds disbursed. Any overhead costs related to manpower must therefore be included in budgetary requests.
While equipment and other operational costs should be included, the endowment funds have a finite limit which will preclude large expenditures in these areas.
Budgetary plans are to be provided in ½ year increments. Funds will be disbursed on an annual basis. Continued fund disbursement will be dependent on timely report submission at milestone dates and on milestones being achieved.
Project duration can to be up to the length of a PhD student (approx. 4 years), but can also be as little as 6 months for applied problems.
Projects must include milestones at which time brief reports / presentations will be submitted to update GSK and EDB project sponsors. These milestones may include decision points at which the focus of the research can be altered given the knowledge obtained.
Schedule of Annual Call
There is usually one call a year.
Any Singapore University or Research Institution. Joint applications may be written with industrial partners, but industrial partners may not serve as the principal applicant / investigator.
Please submit the following documents to NUHS Research Office, NUHS Tower Block,
Level 6 - Deadline: 20 August 2012, 12 noon, Monday.
Please do not staple the hardcopy forms. Kindly use paper clips / binder clips to bind them together instead.
• For further clarification on the above, you may contact GSK-EDB-GSM@gsk.com
• For more information (FAQs and Guidance) can be found on GSK's website .
If the proposed study would requires 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
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