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iFood Research Grant

Published on : 16-May-2014


The iFood Research Grant is a new Food Science Innovation Grants programme under NTU’s Food Science and Technology Initiative (iFood). 


The goal of the program is to fund exploratory, discovery and methodological research in food sciences and engineering/production, nutrition and health, safety and security core areas that are addressable with current or new technologies for a sustainable Singapore.

Funding support

The program will provide a limited number of grants (each up to $200,000), together with support for PhD scholarships when applicable, in the following categories:

·          Exploratory grants are designed to support feasibility studies that will confirm the proposed methodology (five pages)

·          Discovery grants are designed to support further research on targets with preliminary data validating its utility in the proposal (ten pages)

A major consideration for a successful application is the potential and promise of the submitted proposal leading to a competitive research program project.


Application must include a collaborator or co-PI either from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Wageningen University (WU) or Research Centre (WUR). Funding will not be provided for clinical studies or proposals that require collection of patient biopsies.

Deadline for submission

Interested applicants are to submit their proposals by 19th June 2014 noon.

The iFood Research Grant is coordinated by Prof James Tam from the School of Biological Sciences.  Interested applicants may contact Prof Tam (contact: if there are further queries about this grant or the NTU Food Science and Technology Research Initiative (iFood).

iFood Grant Q&A, application form, potential collaborators and other details can be found in: