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Energy Innovation Research Programme (EIRP) Smart Grid and Gas Technology Grant Call

Published on : 29-May-2014


Energy Market Authority (EMA), on behalf of the Energy Innovation Programme Office (EIPO) has launched two Energy Innovation Research Programme (EIRP) grant calls in the Smart Grid and Gas Technology domains.

The two grant calls seek to catalyse research and innovations that have the potential to address industry-relevant challenges and opportunities in the respective sectors:

·          EIRP 08 - Smart Grid

a.     Improving grid resilience; and

b.     Developing next generation grid applications.

·          EIRP 09 - Gas Technology

a.     Improving Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal operations;

b.     Supporting the growth of LNG ancillary services; and

c.     Enhancing the resilience of pipeline gas supply.


EMA will be hosting Energy Innovation Symposium on Friday, 6 June 2014 (from 12.15 pm onwards), at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. To register, please email both EMA_EnergyR& & by 30 May 2014. Confirmation for registration will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Eligibility and funding

This call is 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.

Proposals should not be funded or be currently considered for funding by other agencies.

Funding awarded can’t be used to support overseas R&D activities. All funding awarded must be used to carry out the research activities in Singapore.

IHLs, public sector agencies and not-for-profit organisations will qualify for up to 100% funding support of approved direct qualifying costs of a project and up to 20% of qualifying costs for overhead costs. Private sector companies will qualify for up to 70% of funding support of the approved direct qualifying costs of a project. 

Application and Closing Date

All applicants are required to submit their White Papers through RITA (first time RITA users may register via )

Interested applicants are requested to prepare their proposals in accordance to EIPO’s guidelines and kindly take note of the following:

a.     The White Paper should be only up to a maximum of 5 pages, with minimum 12-point font size and reasonable margins used to describe the research programme being proposed.

b.     Only CVs (2 pages each in the format specified) and references (up to 2 pages per White Paper) may be attached as annexes.

c.     The proposals should address industry-relevant challenges and have clear deliverables.

d.     The project duration, including completion of the final report and all miscellaneous project activities, shall not exceed three (3) years. The proposed project schedule must be realistic, allowing sufficient time for the preparation of final report and for the review of project results.

e.     Administrative checking is done by applicants and respective School Administrators. Interested applicants are requested to check with their School Administrators regarding their Schools’ internal deadlines for administrative checks.

f.      To avoid any unforeseen technical issues, all applicants are encouraged to submit their proposals online by 11 July 2014 noon for endorsement by the appointed institution authority.

g.     NTU EOM guidelines.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by mid August 2014 for Full Proposal submissions.  

Queries can be sent to or respective School Administrators.