MOE Academic Research Fund (AcRF) Tier 2 August 2014 Grant Call is now open. The AcRF Tier 2 funds research projects on a competitive basis across the Singapore-based universities. The MOE Tier 2 grant scheme is the premium investigator-led for academic research. You are urged to prepare early for this highly competitive grant.
Each grant proposal submitted should have a total project value (TPV) between $500,000 and $1 million over a three - year duration. Exception to the above TPV for projects are applied to projects under the Accountancy, Business, Humanities and Social Sciences discipline cluster (EP4) and the Pure Mathematics and Statistics projects.
a) **Revised to a lower quantum** Projects under Accountancy, Business, Humanities and Social Sciences with TPV of $100,000 and above are eligible for funding under AcRF Tier 2.
b) Only Pure Mathematics and Statistics projects under the Informatics and Mathematics discipline cluster (EP2) with TPV of S$250,000 and above are also eligible for funding under AcRF Tier 2.
Principal Investigators (PI) and Co-investigators (co-PI) need to be full-time faculty of the AUs in order to be eligible for AcRF Tier 2 funding. Collaborators can be based overseas. AcRF Tier 2 funding can only be spent on research conducted in the AUs.
Interested applicants are requested to submit the full proposals to RSO through your School/College for review by the NTU Research Council (NTURC) by 16 May 2014 (Friday).
To facilitate the review and short listing of proposals by the NTU Research Council, please use the application form and guidelines provided.
· Please also complete Annex A if you have previously submitted a similar proposal, but your proposal was not shortlisted by the NTU Research Council for submission to MOE.
· Please complete Annex B if the scope of your proposal falls beyond a single discipline cluster.
RSO aims to have the review of proposals by the NTU Research Council completed by July 2014. All shortlisted applicants will be required to submit their proposals via the MOE online system (OLGA
Further queries may be directed to RSO-AcRFTier2 queries.
For proposal writing tips, application forms and guidelines, kindly refer to: