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Defence Innovative Research Programme (DIRP) 2014 Grant Call

Published on : 19-May-2014


We are pleased to inform that the MINDEF Defence Innovative Research Programme (DIRP) 2014 – Grant Call for proposal opens today, 16 May 2014.

Interested parties can visit MINDEF/NTU websites below for an overview on the scheme and the areas of interest.

Overview of the Scheme:

Areas of interest:


Funds innovative science and technology research in areas relevant to defence and security.


Open to NUS, NTU, SUTD and any local research institutes or commercial companies operating from Singapore. Researchers of DSO National Laboratories, Temasek Labs at NUS & NTU and ST Engineering are not eligible to apply. Research work under the project shall be carried out in Singapore.


Award is based on the innovative merits of the Applicant's research and its potential impact on the defence and security of Singapore.

Schedule and deadlines for the 2014 awards:

1.       Call for proposal: 16 May 2014

2.       Submission of Preliminary Proposal: 13 June 2014

3.       Notification to submit Full Proposals (if shortlisted): 21 Jul 2014

4.       Submission of Full Proposal: 15 August 2014 (if shortlisted)

5.       Applicants informed of outcome: November 2014

All applications will be considered by a DIRP Selection Panel.  The Panel’s decision is final and no appeal will be entertained. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please submit the softcopy of your Preliminary Proposal (in pdf) to RSO (attn: Keg Peisi, email: by 13 June 2014, Friday via your School Administrator. Queries may be directed to: