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​Research can provide the evidence for improving care and care delivery. The ILTC Research Grant provides support for innovative ideas from the ILTC community to generate new knowledge and transform care. This grant mechanism is part of AIC’s strategy to promote research in the ILTC sector and translate findings into applications or systems that can provide better care at a better value for better health and future for our population.

To jumpstart research in the sector, AIC will provide seed funding to ILTC care professionals to support viable research ideas and transform these into new knowledge.  AIC will support research projects that are motivated by an important need or problem to be solved in the ILTC setting.

The Principal Investigator (PI) leading the research project must be employed on a full time basis by either a private organisation or Voluntary Welfare Organisation (VWO) in the ILTC sector. Collaborators or Co-Principal Investigators can be from the Regional Health Systems (RHS), acute hospitals, academia, ILTC sector or industry.
This grant will only fund items used directly for research. Salaries of PIs, conference attendances, travel, indirect research costs etc., will not be supported. Research proposals must also be aimed at gathering new, generalisable knowledge. Proposals that are not research-focused will not be considered. This mechanism will also not support the hiring of additional manpower to deliver a current service, expanding or improving physical facilities in an ILTC organisation, quality improvement projects, development of a technology (eg. manufacturing cost for a prototype), or evaluation of an existing service, or an existing pilot programme.
There will be 2 tiers of funding for this grant call:
- Young Investigator’s Grant
- General Grant
The Young Investigator’s Grant tier is meant for new investigators who have never received research grant funding before, and inclusion of a mentor is a pre-requisite under this tier of the grant. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions in Annex for information on who can be a mentor. 
The grant quantum should be computed based on the resources required for the completion of the project. The grant support is for a period of up to 1.5 years. The proposal must also describe the milestones that will be met by the end of the first year and the expected outcomes upon completion of the project.
Successful applications will be monitored on their progress following the award of the grant. The research teams will be asked to present their findings to the Review Panel at the end of the funding period.

Some of the key criteria include:

Relevance of the application 
  • ​Significance of the problem
  • Development of research capabilities

  • Scientific excellence
  • Technological novelty

  • Potential benefit or disruption
  • Opportunities to address challenges
  • Opportunities to translate results
  • Degree to which it can be developed into a project that can attract competitive funding

  • Competencies of the research team
  • Whether aims and objectives are achievable within the timeframe

Interested applicants should submit their research proposal using the ILTC Research Grant Application Form by 3 Aug 2017, 5 pm to Late applications will not be entertained. You can download the form here.
For enquiries, please contact Dr Eugene Tan or Mr Yeo Guan Teck at or 6632 1047/ 6603 6836. You may also refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) here​.