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.

    The 24RFP is the second call to open to Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL) with the aim of fostering stronger collaborations with IHL partners.

  • 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 24RFP for NIE Faculty, please download the Grant Call document here. 

    Please click here for the 24RFP ERFP Guidelines and Application Package for NIE.

    Please click here for the briefing slides for NIE.


    For more information about the 24RFP for Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL), please download the Grant Call document here.

    Please click here for the 24RFP ERFP Guidelines and Application Package for IHLs.

    Please click here for the briefing slides for IHLs. 

  • The 24RFP is open from 20 Apr 2020 to 01 Jul 2020.


    Timeline

    Details
     
    20 April 2020       


    24
    RFP Grant Call Announcement
      
            
     
    22 May 2020, 5PM

    Submission Deadline for Indication of Expressions of Interest

     
    1 July 2020, 5PM

    Submission Deadline for Applications

     
    13 July 2020

    Endorsement by Reporting Officer / Director of Research  


  • For NIE Applicants, please refer to the NIE Portal (http://portal.nie.edu.sg/): Login > Services > Academic > Research > NIE Education Research Funding Programme (ERFP) for the 24RFP 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.

  • This page addresses some common questions from IHLs about applying for the ERFP grant. We hope you will find this section useful. If you have any other questions, please email us at oergrant@nie.edu.sg.

    Go to FAQ page.