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SDGHI seeks to improve health outcomes and reduce the burden of disease through support of evidence-based research. To this end, we facilitate research partnerships, fund pilot research grants for faculty and build on-site research capability of our collaborating partners.


Professor Gavin Smith, Emerging Infectious Diseases Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School

Key Programmes

  • Pilot Research Grants –Pilot funds for SDGHI faculty & affiliates to stimulate interdisciplinary research collaborations, with the larger goal of enabling investigators to leverage preliminary findings and data to obtain larger awards of external funding.

  • Travel Grants - International travel awards to support SingHealth Duke-NUS AMC investigators, in particular SDGHI faculty and affiliates and junior investigators, to explore new research opportunities by visiting institutions where there are potential collaborators. An expected outcome is the development and submission of research proposals to the SDGHI Pilot Research Grant call and/ or other relevant funding opportunities.

  • ACP Programme Funding for Global Health – Funding support to seed the development of Academic Clinical Programme (ACP) activities in Global Health to advance knowledge and/ or practice in academic medicine by the faculty.