Education Research Funding Programme

    The Office of Education Research (OER) fourth tranche of the Education Research Funding Programme (ERFP)  will continue to build on the work that has been undertaken in the previous three cycles of education funding by strengthening the foundation (in terms of knowledge, capability and structure) for education research, development and innovation in existing and emerging research areas. NIE OER will also continue to encourage efforts to design, develop and implement strategic, evidence-based, collaborative, scientifically-rigorous and outcomes-focused innovations in schools and classrooms. The primary aims are to improve classroom practice, enhance student outcomes, and build organizational and teacher capacities.

  • NIE OER announces its Request for Proposals (RFP) twice a year. All submitted grant applications undergo a rigorous process which is designed to ensure stringency in the review process and fairness in the award of grants.

    Grant applications of varying values (Tier 1-3 & Programmatic Proposal) are evaluated and approved by the OER Education Research Committee (ERC), NIE ERC and MOE ERC.

    Prior to applying for a grant application, it is important to familiarize with the grant requirements and understand how to write good quality proposals. The grant is officially awarded when you receive and accept the letter of offer.

    Applicants may refer to the Grant Call Documents enclosed in the next section for detailed processes in applying for an ERFP Grant.

  • For more information about the 25RFP, please download the Grant Call document here.

    Please click here for the 25RFP ERFP Guidelines and Application Package.

    Please click here for the 25RFP briefing slides.

    Please click here for information on MOE Priority Research Foci: Instructional Core.

    Please click here for information on MOE Priority Research Foci: Contexts of Learning.

    Please click here for information on MOE Priority Research Foci: Early Childhood Education.

    Please click here for information on MOE Priority Research Foci: Bilingualism and Biliteracy Education.

    Please click here for information on MOE Priority Research Foci: Lifelong Learning.

  • The 25RFP is open from 12 November 2020 to 6 January 2021.


    Timeline

    Details

    12 November 2020

    25RFP Grant Call Announcement

    25 November 2020, 10am to 12pm

    Briefing Session (Webinar)

    21 December 2020, 5pm

    Expressions of Interest

    6 January 2021, 5pm

    Submission Deadline

    14 January 2021

    Endorsement by Reporting Officer


  • For NIE Applicants, please refer to the NIE Portal (http://portal.nie.edu.sg/): Login > Research > NIE Education Research Funding Programme (ERFP) for the 25RFP ERFP Guidelines and Application Package

    For general grants queries, please email OER Grant at oergrant@nie.edu.sg.

    For budgetary queries, please email OER Research Grants Management Unit (RGMU) at oer.rgmu@nie.edu.sg.

    For ICT related budgetary advice, please contact servicedesk@nie.edu.sg.

    For technical assistance on ROMS, please contact servicedesk@nie.edu.sg.