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Singapore-China Joint Research Programme: 11th Call For Proposals

Published on : 10-Feb-2014


The Singapore-China Joint Research Programme (JRP) was signed in 1998 to stimulate cooperative research as well as to advance science and technology in both countries.

The Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), People’s Republic of China jointly announce the 11th call for proposals under the Singapore – China Joint Research Programme implemented in August 1998. This call will be opened from 28 Jan 2014 to 30 Apr 2014.


Under the initiative of 2014, SERC will fund projects that address critical technologies in the areas of “Smart Cities Technologies” (Preferably in the following sub-areas):

Urban Analytics, Mobility Networks, Smart Grid, Complex Systems, Sensors and sensor network, and Integrated City Planning

Eligibility and funding

This Call for Proposals is open to Singapore public sector research organizations, including A*STAR RIs. For every proposal submitted, there should be 2 Co-Principal Investigators (one Singapore-based, and one China-based). The China-based PI must concurrently submit the joint proposal to China’s MOST. The research project, which can last up to 3 years, must be conducted in Singapore and in China. A*STAR will fund the research costs of the Singapore-based researcher, while China's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) will fund the research costs of the China-based researcher.

The research project will be funded approximately up to S$300,000 (for the Singapore component) for up to 3 years, inclusive of indirect costs. 

Application and Closing Date

Grant applications must be made through A*STAR and MOST. Singapore-based researchers should apply to A*STAR and China-based researchers should separately apply to MOST.

Singapore applicants are required to apply electronically via the Integrated Grants Management System by 30th April 2014 17:00 (Singapore Standard Time).

China-based applicants are required to submit their application forms to MOST, which can be found on the following website:

A*STAR only accepts proposals that have been fully endorsed by Director, RSO before the submission deadline.  Please note that A*STAR only accepts submissions through iGrants. Incomplete submissions or submissions that fail to obtain all endorsements by the grant call deadline will not be entertained.

Interested applicants are advised to submit their applications early to allow sufficient time for endorsements by your department ACRs/HODs and by Director, RSO.

Please submit the proposals in iGrants by 21st April 2014 to ensure that all submissions are checked and endorsed promptly.

For further enquiries please contact Peisi (RSO) at