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Competitive Research Programme (CRP) Grant Call - Letter of Intent (LOI)

Competitive Research Programme (CRP) Grant Call - Letter of Intent (LOI)

Closes On
12 Apr 2022
Funding Source
PI Salary Support
Funding Per Grant Amount

Not specified

Academic Appointment
Funding Period
5 years

Foreigner / Singaporean/ Permanent Resident

Call Opens
01 Mar 2022
SMC/SDC Registered



The National Research Foundation (NRF) Competitive Research Programme (CRP) Funding Scheme seeks to foster the formation of multi-disciplinary teams in Singapore to conduct cutting-edge research of relevance to Singapore.

The CRP scheme funds use-inspired research based on scientific excellence which will be selected through a scientific merit review process. The proposed research must be motivated by an important need or problem to be solved, rather than curiosity-driven.


Funding Details

The CRP scheme offers funding support for programmes of varying size, between a period of 3 to 5 years. Please note that the Indirect Cost (IDC) for awarded projects will be increased to 30% of the Total Direct Cost of the awarded budget from 26th CRP Grant Call onwards.


Eligbility Criteria

Lead PI and Team PI(s) must fulfil the following requirements at the point of application and throughout the project duration:

  • Hold a primary and/or joint appointment(s) at eligible institution(s)/organisations(s)*, with a minimum time commitment of 9 months (per calendar year) in Singapore; and

  • Be an accomplished PI with a track record of leadership ability in coordinating research program(s) and providing mentorship to research teams(s), as well as having productive research outcomes.

*Public Institute of Higher Learning (IHL), Public Healthcare institution, A*STAR Research Institute, CREATE research entities, or research institutes affiliated with the Autonomous Universities (AUs)/A*STAR



Interested applicants need to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) via the Integrated Grant Management System (IGMS) (internet accessible link) by 12 April 2022 (Tuesday), 4pm.

Note: SingHealth PIs are to please refer to your respective Institutional Research Administrators for guidance on internal deadlines and submission procedures set by your institutions.

Contact Person on CRP

  1. Email:


  1. Ms Peiling THIEN



 Contact Person on IGMS

Contact Person on CorpPass


Additional Information

Please refer to the NRF's website here (internet accessible link) or the following attachments within the zipped file 28th CRP Call Launch for more information.

  1. Attachment 1 - 28th CRP Call Application Form (final)

  2. CRP IGMS Application Guide (Whitepaper stage) (version Aug 2021)

  3. 28th CRP Call Information Sheet (final)

  4. Non-Fundable Direct Costs (wef. 1 April 2021)