Types of Grants
NIE applicants may apply for the following sources of funding. Applicants from the Institutes of Higher Learning and the Academies (e.g., NUS, AST) can apply for 3 – 4 only:
1) Education Research Funding Programme (ERFP)
The ERFP funds research focused on efforts to design, develop and implement strategic, evidence-based, theoretically-warranted, collaborative, scientifically rigorous and outcomes-focused innovations in schools and classrooms.
2) Start-up Grants (SUG)
The SUG funds projects that aim at developing research within the NIE Academic Groups (AGs) and Research Centres (RCs) to help them develop their research capacity and compete competitively for larger research grants
3) MOE Academies Fund (MAF)
The MAF funds research and development projects that will contribute to the enhancement of pedagogical practices or the professional development of school teachers, and seeks to identify key pedagogical and professional development approaches for researchers to test, evaluate and propose areas for improvement.
4) edulab Funding Programme
eduLab is an MOE-NIE initiative designed to surface and spread ground-up IDM-enriched pedagogical innovations.