MD / MBBS / BDS / PhD
Singaporean/ Permanent Resident
The Clinician Scientist Award (CSA) provides salary and funding support for selected outstanding clinician scientitsts, to enable them to carry out internationally competitive translational and clinical research, to bring bench discoveries to bedside applications.
Areas of Research
This programme is open to applications on all research areas. Applicants focusing on translation of research and innovations into healthcare in the following strategic areas (covering both expertise in technology as well as use case areas) will be prioritised:
Medical Technology (MedTech), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Science and Digital Health
Epidemiology, Population Health and Implementation Science
Healthy and Meaningful Longevity
Family Medicine and Primary Care
The award includes up to $675k grant support, with 30% indirect costs and and between 0.5 FTE to 0.7 FTE salary support for protected time in research over 3 years. The award is renewable once under the same category.
For more information about the funding details, please take a look at the
website (internet accessible link).
All research must be conducted in Singapore at a public research institute, hospital/centre or medical school.
Applicant should not have outstanding reports from NMRC grants and other national grants.
Applicant may only submit one application to the human capital/talent awards (i.e. STaR, CSA, HCSA, CIA and TA) for each round of grant call.
Applicant is only allowed up to 2 resubmissions following an unsuccessful first submission.
1 Recipients of NMRC Human Capital Awards (i.e., STaR, CSA, HCSA, CIA/CIDA) and Transition Award are exempted.
2 Clinicians with recognised specialty training are:
3 Applicants who are submitting on an exception basis are to submit their CV (with track records including publication records and grants held as PIs/Co-PIs in the past 5 years) to the Secretariat to determine their eligibility prior to submitting a full proposal.4 An applicant without regular-rank faculty/academic appointment pledged by the AMC/medical school can be considered, if the PHI demonstrates that there is existing framework and governance that allow sustained research career / opportunities available to the applicant, as well as the availability of a conducive and facilitation structure where high quality research can be undertaken.
All applications must be submitted and endorsed by:
Ms Joefina Lim
Please download the 'Application Guide and Template' documents from NMRC's website here (internet accessible link).
For more information on CSA (INV), please visit NMRC's website
here (internet accessible link).