eduLab Funding Programme

  • eduLab is a key programme for teachers, researchers, and MOE HQ officers to develop ICT innovations for learning that can potentially be adopted or adapted by different schools across the system. eduLab began as an MOE-NIE initiative supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF) in 2011. From 2016 onwards, new eduLab projects are funded by MOE and administered by the Office of Education Research (OER), NIE.



  • An eduLab project must involve 2 or more partner schools (Primary, Secondary or Junior College level). Projects should start from Q1 of 2018, and be complete within a 2 - 3 years' timeframe. It must feature an ICT-Based innovation which supports teaching and learning practices in the classroom and beyond with a view towards wide adoption in a sustainable manner as an end goal. Teachers involving in the project should play a key role in co-developing and testing the innovation, co-designing lesson packages and carrying out school-based research activities. The ideas for an eduLab project must involve one or more curricular subjects at the Primary, Secondary or Junior College levels.

    Tier Amount
    1A < $50K
    1B ≥$50K but <$100K
    2 ≥$100K but <$250K
    3 >$250K
  • Date What is happening?
    Monday, 31 July 2017 Opening of eduLab Grant Call: OER’s 19th Request for Proposals
    Tuesday, 15 August 2017 Briefing Session
    Tuesday, 22 August 2017 Submission of Expression of Interest to OER
    Tuesday, 29 August 2017 Feedback Session
    Monday, 2 October 2017 Closing of Grant Call: Submission of Full Proposal (softcopy) to OER
    Thursday, 5 October 2017 Submission of Full,Proposal (hardcopy) to OER
    November 2017 (TBC) Presentation to eduLab Evaluation Panel (for selected Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 applicants only)
    Wednesday & Thursday,17 & 18 January 2018 Presentation to NIE Education Research Committee (for selected Tier 2 and Tier 3 applicants only)
    Monday, 26 February 2018 Presentation to MOE ERC (for selected Tier 3 applicants only)


    eduLab Briefing

    Date: Tuesday, 15 August 2017
    Time: 2.00pm to 3.00pm
    Venue: National Institute of Education
    1 Nanyang Walk
    Blk 5 Level 1 Tutorial Room TR504 (NIE5-01-TR504)
    Singapore 637616
    Kindly RSVP here if you are attending.

    Slides for the briefing can be download here

  • Applicants are to download the Expression of Interest Form here and submit to eduLab PMO by email to edulab@nie.edu.sg by Tuesday, 22 August 2017.

  • The Feedback Session for eduLab Call is meant for the Programme Management Office (PMO) to further clarify on scope of proposed innovation and give recommendations if necessary based on information given in “Expression of Interest”. Not all projects will be invited to meet with the PMO. Projects will be advised to proceed with full proposal submission if meeting is not required.

  • The Research Support Unit (RSU) will be organizing individual budget consultation sessions for potential grant applicants from 15 Aug to 28 Sep 2017.  Applicants will be able to clarify budgeting guidelines and seek advice on budgetary matters during these sessions. Applicants may prepare the draft Proposal and Budget using the forms found at the end of this page and bring them along to the sessions. All sessions will be scheduled at NIE5-01-TR502. Only the sessions on 29 Aug, 5 and 7 Sep 2017 will be held at NIE7-01-TR712. We encourage applicants to sign up for their preferred session by clicking the following link: http://doodle.com/poll/6m3dfqi4qfs6m7vdPlease indicate your full name and email when you sign up.

  • The principal investigator submits the innovation proposal on behalf of the team via email to edulab@nie.edu.sg. The email subject should read "eduLab 19th RFP Please limit the size of your attachments to 5MB.

    The last day for submitting Monday, 2 October 2017.

    Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted for evaluation.  To complete the process, an original signed hardcopy of the application documents, 5 October 2017.

    The mailing address is:

    eduLab (CFP2017)
    Office of Education Research
    National Institute of Education
    1 Nanyang Walk, NIE5-B3-63
    Singapore 637616

    Please ensure that information on the endorsed application package in print is the same as email submission.  

    List of Documents For Full Submission by 

    Monday, 2 October 2017

    1. edulab Application Form A
    2. eduLab Application Form B