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, developing innovations in existing and emerging niche research areas, and growing hubs of research excellence.


  • OER announces its Request for Proposals (RFP) every May and November of the year and the close of submission is July of the year and January of the following year respectively. 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 to understand how to write good quality proposals. The grant is officially awarded when you receive and accept the letter of offer.

    All applications for ERFP funding (Research and Development) as well as Programmatic Proposal are submitted online via Research Operation Management System (ROMS).

  • For more information about the 21ST RFP, please download document here.
  • The 21st RFP is open from 7 November 2018 to 7 January 2019.



    7 November 2018                            

    21st RFP Grant Call Announcement             

     28 November 2018

    21st RFP Briefing for NIE Faculty

    7 December 2018

    Indication of Expression of Interests

    7 January 2019

    Submission Deadline

    14 January 2019

    Endorsement by Reporting Officer


  • Please refer to the NIE Portal ( Login > Services > Academic > Research > NIE Education Research Funding Programme (ERFP) for the 21RFP ERFP Guidelines and Application Package.

    For general grants queries please email to OER Grant (NIE)

    For budgetary queries, please email to Research Support Unit (OER)

    For ICT related budgetary advice, please contact

    For technical assistance on ROMS, please email to Research Operation Management System IT Support (NIE)