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. 
  • 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.

    NIE Applicants and IHL 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 23RFP for NIE Faculty, please download the Grant Call document here.

    Please click here for the 23RFP ERFP Guidelines and Application Package for NIE

  • The 23RFP is open from 4 November 2019 to 8 January 2020.


    4 Nov 2019             

    RFP Grant Call Announcement
    13 Nov 2019

    23RFP Briefing for NIE Faculty

    20 Dec 2019

    Submission Deadline for Indication of Expressions of Interest

    8 Jan 2020

    Submission Deadline for Applications            

    16 Jan 2020

    Endorsement by Reporting Officer 

  • NIE Applicants: Please refer to the NIE Portal ( Login > Services > Academic > Research > NIE Education Research Funding Programme (ERFP) for the 23RFP ERFP Guidelines and Application Package

    For general grants queries, please email OER Grant at

    For ICT related budgetary advice, please contact 

    For technical assistance on ROMS, please contact