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National Medical Research Council May 2014 Grant Call

Published on : 31-Mar-2014

 

National Medical Research Council (NMRC) May 2014 grant call is now OPEN!

All applications are to submitted through the nGager system.

List of grant types available for May 2014 are indicated in the following tables. 

 

List of May 2014 grant schemes

Grant type

Important notes

Maximum amount funded

Years funded

Open to all PIs (PhD/MBBS/MD/BDS)

Maximum of 2 application for HSR in different research areas

Health Services Research Competitive Research Grant (HSR CRG)

Only funds health services research with strategic research areas and yearly themes

 

Additional Note for HSR CRG (update on 26 May 2014):

Submission deadline has been extended to 23 Jun 2014, 5pm via nGager.

Internal deadline for submission to RSO for checks will be extended to 18 Jun 2014, 5pm.

NMRC will be updating the HSR-CRG strategic areas and yearly themes for 2014 by first week of June.

$1,000,000

2

Only for PIs with PhD (without MBBS/MD/BDS)

1 application for each CBRG grant call

Cooperative Basic Research Grant (CBRG)

PI must be basic scientist with PhD

A basic scientist co-investigator not from NTU is required 

$1.5 million

3

Cooperative Basic Research Grant – New Investigator Grant (CBRG-NIG)

For NIG only
Mentor required
PI must not have held any national  grants
PI must not have held any grants cumulatively >$300,000 from any other agencies

$200,000

2

Only for PIs with MBBS/MD/BDS

1 application for each CS-IRG call or either one for TA/CSA/STAR

Clinician Scientist – Individual Research Grant (CS-IRG)

PI must have MD/MBBS/BDS          

                           

For NIG only
Mentor required
PI must not have held any national  grants
PI must not have held any grants cumulatively >$300,000 from any other agencies

$1.5 million

3

Clinician Scientist – Individual Research Grant – New Investigator Grant (CS-IRG-NIG)

$200,000

2

Clinical Trial Grant (CTG) Investigator Initiated Trial -

Early Phase Scheme (IIT-E): Supports investigator-initiated Phase I and II clinical trials

 

Late Phase Scheme (IIT-L): Supports late Phase III and IV clinical trials that are investigator-initiated

PI clinically qualified (MD/MBBS/BDS) with clinical specialty certification and post-graduate clinical training and experience

Full time residency in Singapore

Fulfill HSA’s requirements for PIs who are conducting clinical trials

·       Partnership with industry is optional

·       IP must reside in Singapore

IIT-E:$5 million

IIT-L: $2 million (including indirect cost)

5

Transition Award (TA)

Assist budding, young clinicians who have just returned from formal research training to build up their capability in research

PI must be clinically qualified (MD/MBBS/BDS)

Preferable with post graduate clinical training and experience

Upon award

·       hold a regular-rank faculty/academic appointment in one of the academic medical centres or medical school

·       awardee will need to obtain citizenship or PR status

 

For TA

Received scientific training (PhD, Masters or at least 2 years of post-MBBS/MD intensive research experience)

 

For CSA

Investigator (INV) Category: junior Associate Prof

Senior Investigator (SI) Category: Senior Associate Prof to full Prof

 

PI must have at least one national or international research grant, equivalent to an Individual Research Grant (IRG)-level grant

salary and research grant funding capped at $375,000

3

Clinician Scientist Award (CSA)

Provides salary and funding support for selected outstanding clinician scientists, in carrying out internationally competitive translational and clinical research

INV: full salary + $225,000 research grant/year

 

3

SI:

full salary + $350K research grant/year

5

Singapore Translational Research Investigator Award (STaR)

A scheme to attract and nurture established, world-class clinician investigators to undertake cutting edge translational and clinical research in Singapore.

Medically qualified doctors (MDs/MBBS) with advanced clinical specialty training or PhDs active in clinical research

Upon award applicant must hold

·       academic appointment in one of the academic medical centres or medical school

·       primary appointment in a local public hospital/public health institutions/national specialty centre/public university/Academic Medical Centre and be salaried by the institution

·       at least 9 months of residency in Singapore for each calendar year over the duration of the grant award

Max $600,000 salary per annum + $500,000 start-up + $5million research grant

5

 

NMRC open call schemes

Grant type

Important notes

Maximum amount funded

Years funded

MOH Industry Alignment Fund Category 1 (MOH IAF Cat 1)

 

Aims to facilitate partnerships between clinicians and industry in pre-clinical and clinical studies

·       Industry partner is required to contribute ≥70% of the Total Project Cost (in-kind and cash contributions)

·       Principal Investigator may apply for funding of the remaining ≤30%

·       Total Project Cost will be based on the Research Collaborative Agreements (RCAs) signed

Preclinical: $500,000
Clinical: $1million

Preclinical + clinical: $1.5milion

(including indirect cost)

Amount indicated is funding to PI

2

Clinical Trial Grant (CTG) Co-Development Scheme (Co-D)

PI clinically qualified (MD/MBBS/BDS) with clinical specialty certification

Full time residency in Singapore

Fulfil HSA’s requirements for PIs who are conducting clinical trials

Comprise of a local clinical lead PI and an industry partner collaborating on a clinical trial project

·       >50% co-investment required from the industry partner (cash or in-kind contributions)

·       Clinical lead PI applies to NMRC to support the remaining 50% or less of project cost

·       Must be supported by a Research Collaboration Agreement (RCA)

S$5 million (including indirect cost)

Amount indicated is funding to PI

5

 

 Timelines for May 2014

1 Apr     : Early grant call reminder to PIs

7 Apr     : PI to indicate interest

8 Apr     : RSO briefing/discussion forum  with PIs

30 Apr   : Submission of proposal for internal review

1 May   : Grant call opens and availability of application forms via nGager

14 May : Return of reviewers’ feedback to PI for refinement

26 May : Submission to RSO checks and endorsement

Further details of the grant schemes can be found on the NMRCwebsite.

  

Important notes to PI

·         Deadline of submission to RSO for checks is 26 May 2014, 5pm.

·         Do not click submit in nGager until PI has been informed to do so by RSO.

·         Do check with your respective School’s administrators for internal deadline and details.

 

Please direct any further enquiries to Dr Ong Tan Ching at rso-nmrc@ntu.edu.sg or tel: 6790 5637.

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