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Clinician Investigator Advancement Award (CIVA)

A prestigious award that provides protected time of 0.2 FTE for 2 years for experienced CIVs to further develop their research focus. The CIV Advancement Award supports awardees in their journey to become recognised as independent established clinician researchers of international standing, supported by various grants, leading / co-leading research platforms, and contributing as active collaborators and academic clinician leaders in the AMC, ultimately translating research findings.

 Application is closed for 2024.

​For more information, look out for the next Call for Applications in 2025.


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Eligibility & Evaluation Criteria

Each submission must be made using the prescribed forms:

  1. CIV Advancement Award Application Form (to be completed by applicant)
  2. Applicant CV & Career Development Plan (to be completed by applicant)
  3. Nomination Form (to be completed and endorsed by Clinical HOD, ACP Chair and SDDC Head (where applicable)).

Applications that fail to comply with requirements in any of the templates and/or incomplete applications will be disqualified and will not be reviewed.

For applicants who are planning to apply for national level funding, are already holding national grants, or are supported by clinical trials with FTE allocation, please state the justification for the need of protected time in your application for the CIV Advancement Award.

For shortlisted applicants, a short interview with the review panel may be required. Details concerning the interview will be disseminated once it is finalised.

For successful applicants, the outcomes of the research programme / platform will be monitored during and after the award tenure. Applicants are expected to submit a Mid-term Progress Report and a Final Report with these outcomes periodically during and after the tenure of the award.

Please click here for more information and application materials.

Inspiring Stories of our Clinician Investigators

Associate Professor
Deidre De Silva

Clinical Professor
Brian Goh

Raising the Profile of Our Clinician Investigators

Through this time, she has seen encouraging growth in support for clinician researchers in the form of programmes ranging from awareness seminars to funding programmes. As someone who had personally benefitted from initiatives supporting researchers, she was pleased to be able to play a key role in the development of SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre’s latest Clinician Investigator Advancement Programme (CIVA).

Going Beyond As A Clinician

We speak to Clinical Professor Brian Goh to find out more about his rewarding journey as a Clinician Investigator (CIV), and how the CIV Advancement Programme seeks to help doctors better achieve their research objectives with protected time and enhanced recognition.

Assistant Professor
Andrew Ho

A Unique Vantage Point into
Our Healthcare System
​Assistant Professor Andrew Ho was among the first batch of recipients to be conferred the prestigious Clinician Investigator Advancement (CIVA) Award in 2022. A year in, Asst Prof Ho updates us about his ongoing research, and how CIVA is helping clinician researchers such as himself go further in their research journey.


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