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.