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MND Research Fund: Sustainable Urban Living Research & Development Programme


The Ministry of National Development (MND) has announced a call for research proposals to be funded by the MND Research Fund (MNDRF). Singapore today provides good quality housing, reliable infrastructure, extensive greenery, accessible schools and community facilities, with a vibrant economy with good employment and investment opportunities. To sustain growth, our demand for land for economic uses, housing, and infrastructure will continue to increase, and while further land reclamation could yield some additional land, new and innovative methods are needed to expand Singapore’s land capacity for our long-term development needs. Additionally, as we accommodate further growth, we seek to continue to provide a highly-liveable built environment that will enhance our quality of life. It is within this context that we seek innovative research proposals for solutions to accommodate growth and to create an even more vibrant, liveable and resilient environment.


Please refer to the website and annexes for more information.



Funding Information

The maximum funding quantum for each project:


Capped Amount

      Maximum Duration


3 years

Including direct costs, indirect costs, and the additional 10% available for intellectual property protection and commercialisation activities. GST will not be paid on top of the grant amount. PI should budget for the anticipated 7% GST which will be paid on goods and services that are qualifying costs related to the project.



Application Criteria

-     This Call for Proposals is open to researchers in all local public sector research organisations, universities and polytechnics, and Singapore-based companies or companies with operations in Singapore.


-     The Principal Investigator (PI) who leads the Research must be based in Singapore, and collaboration with foreign organisations and experts in the capacity of Co-Investigators or as Collaborators is allowed, only with the approval of the Grantor. Researchers may freely choose their Co-Investigators, Collaborators and/or industry partner(s). Research work should be done in Singapore, unless expressly approved by the Grantor.


-     Faculties are to ensure that the PI completes the project in full, and if unable, provide for a suitable alternate PI to the satisfaction of MND.


The following goals were identified as priorities for this call:

1.    Creation of Space to Expand Singapore’s Land Capacity

2.    Creating Highly-Liveable and Compact Model Towns



Application Procedure

Please forward the following documents to NUHS Research Office – Deadline: Tuesday, 6 November 2012




·         SoM Application Package

·         Forward all Softcopies to Grant_RO@nuhs.edu.sg  

·         NUH Application Package

·         Forward all Softcopies to Grant_RO@nuhs.edu.sg  




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:


Ms Clarin Ng

Tel : 6772 3723

Email :  medv1085@nus.edu.sg