Total programmes supported

programmes supported through the SMF Research Grant Programme


programmes supported since inception

Total research talents groomed

research talents groomed 


research talents groomed since inception

Programme focus areas for the SMF Research Grant Programme

Learn Well

Professor Goh Woi Boon and his team at the Nanyang Technological University, have developed technologies that make learning more engaging for children with special needs – the i-Tile and Spatial Awareness Mobile Device (SAMD) systems. The aim is to support learning through purposeful collaborative play and movement. Read more

14 Programmes
supported since inception

3 Programmes
supported in FY18/19

Live Well

Associate Professor He Jie of the National Institute of Education has developed an LED-integrated vertical aeroponics farming system to grow different local leafy vegetables. The system is now ready for plant biologists to perform experiments and collect data to create new knowledge on vertical urban farming. Read more

29 Programmes
supported since inception

4 Programmes
supported in FY18/19

Leave Well

A team of Duke-NUS Medical School researchers surveyed the preferred treatment for end-stage renal failure among 161 elderly patients and their caregivers. Led by Prof Eric Finkelstein, preliminary findings showed a lack of awareness about cheaper and less burdensome alternatives to dialysis, such as conservative management. They aim to address this gap with educational materials. Read more

15 Programmes
supported since inception

3 Programmes
supported in FY18/19

Programme Grants Committed in FY18/19:
S$38 million

Programme Grants Awarded in FY18/19:
S$36 million