Grants and Eligibility for SRF

​S/No Funding Agency​ Grant Call Minimum Employee Status Required by Agency Remarks Description


​Defence Innovative Research Programme (DIRP)

​Full time NTU staff with a PhD


​MINDEF-NTU Joint R&D Co-operation Programme (JPP)


​National Environment Agency (NEA)

​Environment Technology Research Programme (ETRP)

​All NTU employees, including visiting professors, research fellows and postdocs

​Provided that their application is supported and endorsed by NTU.

​ETRP is a $21M seed funding programme which aims to develop sustainable and cost-efficient environment solutions that are applicable to Singapore. 

​Environment & Water Industry Development Council (EWI)

​EWI Challenge RFP on Energy Self-Sufficiency in Wastewater Treatment

​Eligibility: Open to Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs), Research Institutes (Ris) and private sector companies based locally in Singapore


​EWI's Open Call for Water Technologies


​National Research Foundation (NRF)

​CERP RFP 04 - Directed Call for Proposals on Thin Silicon Wafers for Photovoltaic Cells and Proposals on Photovoltaic System Cost Reduction

​Open to Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs), public sector agencies, not-for-profit  organisations and private sector companies.


​Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

​Grand Challenges Explorations Grant Call

​Full time employee including full time visiting professors

​Grand Challenges is a family of initiatives fostering innovation to solve key global health and development problems.


​Singapore Millenium Foundation

​Singapore Millenium Foundation: Invitation to submit proposals for research grants

​Full time faculty including full time visiting professors.  Applicable to Research Fellow or Scientist but must be salaried by NTU (not grant).

​Research must be conducted in Singapore


​Energy Market Authority (EMA)

​Smart Energy Challenge 2009

​Full time profs are eligible, visiting & adjunct profs will be at NTU’s discretion, research staff as long as NTU support the application

​Note: track record is one of the review criteria



​DAAD RISE Worldwide - International Research Internships

​Professor or Postdoc or PhD student

​PhD students can submit internship proposals themselves if they can produce a letter of support from their supervisor

​Students in the early stages of their studies who have an excellent background in the fields of engineering, natural sciences, medicine, and related disciplines, including earth sciences, and the ambition to work abroad and gain hands-on research experience in their fields will be matched with researchers worldwide who wish to engage in a meaningful cooperation with a young German research assistant. DAAD will support these short-term summer internships by awarding scholarships to successful applicants to help cover part of the living and travel costs.


​The Volvo Research and Educational Foundations

​The Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF)


​Must be supported by the university 

​VREF, the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations, is the collective name under which four foundations collaborate to finance research and education in the areas of transportation, environment and energy.

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​Energy Innovation Research Programme (EIRP)

​Eligibility: Open to Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs), public sector agencies, not-for-profit organisations and private sector companies.  Collaborations among the above organisations are eligible too


​National Research Foundation


​Open to research staff and PhD student.  This grant is handled by NTUitive Office.


SMART Innovation Centre Grant​

​Open to 1.  Researchers from Institutes of Higher Learning in Singapore (eg. Universities, Polytechnics, CREATE, A*STAR and Hospital Institutions); 2.  Researchers who are employees of SMART;  3.  MIT Faculty (note eligibility guidelines).


​L'Oréal Singapore For Women In Science National Fellowships

​Female faculty, postdoctoral fellows and PhD students