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​​​​​​​​​​​Specialty Chemicals AME IAF-PP Grant Call​

Published on : 20-Feb-2017

The Specialty Chemicals AME IAF-PP Grant Call is now calling for submission of Letter-of-Intent (LOI). Please find more details of the grant call below.


A*STAR is interested to establish a Specialty Chemicals Programme in the second-half of 2017, funded under the RIE2020 Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) domain over 3 – 5 years.

The Specialty Chemicals IAF-PP Grant Call takes reference from the Specialty Chemicals Technology Roadmap developed via a consultative process with academic and industry professionals, within the purview of the EDB-A*STAR Joint Industry Sector Planning (JISP) framework.

Research Focus​

The Grant Call aims to seek proposals in any of the below 6 Technology Focus Areas that can support industry development in Market-Directed Speciality Chemicals and Functional Specialty Chemicals:
1) Chemical Synthesis of Molecular Switches
2) Design & Synthesis of Polymer Structures
3) Target Release & Delivery
​4) Intelligent Formulations
5) Performance Modelling
6) Characterization & Analysis​​

Please refer to the attached call for letter-of-intent document for more details


This call is open to Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs), Research Institutes and public sector agencies.


  • Interested applicants are invited to submit the Letter of Intent (LOI).  A copy of LOI template is attached.
  • All applications must be endorsed by D-RSO prior to submission.
  • For submission, please submit your completed LOI together with the proof of endorsement to the Secretariat:
         Ms Rina Soh (
         Ms Siti Nur Aisyah (​
  • Submission of LOI will be closed on 28 February 2017, 2355 hrs Singapore time (GMT +08:00)
  • Applicants will be invited to submit the full proposals only if the LOI has been given in-principle endorsement by the Strategic Oversight Committee (SOC).​

Internal Process

Please send completed LOI to RSO (Attn: Yao Wei ) through respective School Administrators for D-RSO's endorsement by 24 Feb 2017 (Friday).​