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To date, 49 research proposals have been funded under eight grant calls.

The list of projects funded can be viewed here:

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8th Grant Call

  • Mindset interventions to nurture strategic, self-regulated learners
  • Equine-assisted learning on social cognition of at-risk youths
  • Survival expectations and hope among cancer patients at end-of-life
  • Adaptation and pilot testing of the ENABLE (Educate, Nurture, Advise, Before Life Ends) intervention
  • Development and evaluation of a Narrative E-Writing Intervention (NeW-I) for parents of children with life-limiting illness
  • Assessing the threat of a previously unknown foodborne pathogen (Group B Streptococcus) to the safety and resiliency of the food supply in Singapore
  • Innovative system for rejuvenation of soil and plant ecosystem in urban indoor farming systems

7th Grant Call

  • It takes a village: Igniting the scientist in Normal Stream Students
  • Design and Develop a Tool to Support In-situ Language Learning for Children with Dyslexia
  • Effectiveness of the Supportive and Palliative Care Review Kit (SPARK) for cancer patients in the acute hospital
  • Improving sleep continuity through mindfulness training for better cognitive ageing
  • Prognosticating Advanced COPD and Identifying high Needs Group (The PACING Study)
  • Revive Acetone-Butanol-Ethanol (ABE) Fermentation through Metabolic Engineering of Clostridia
  • An Innovative nutrient medium to improve taste of leafy vegetables in soilless cultivation

6th Grant Call

  • Mobile Education Networked Tutoring on Request (MENTOR)
  • Bidirectional Myoelectric (BiMyo) Soft Robotic Glove Technology for Robot-Assisted Hand Therapy in Stroke Patients
  • Bio-based strategies to Improve Indoor Air Quality by Increasing Negative Ion Release
  • Development of Blue Light Technology to Reduce Fruit Waste due to Fungal Spoilage
  • AutoSENS: Development of A Rapid, Ultra-sensitive, Cost-effective Biosensor for Autonomous Monitoring of Listeria Monocytogenes in Food Industries

5th Grant Call

  • Think on Your Feet- Learning through Purposeful Collaborative Play and Movement
  • Smart Window of Tunable Transparency by Microscopic Crumpling of Transparent Thin Films
  • Creating a Collaborative Healthcare Workforce: Designing and Evaluating a Virtual Hospital for Collaborative Practice Across Higher Education Institutions in Singapore
  • Rapid, On-spot Analysis of Beta-Lactam Antibiotics in Milk and Egg Products
  • Polyploidy Assisted Breeding To Improve Yield and Nutritional Value of Leafy Vegetables to Ensure Sustainable Food Production in Singapore
  • Costs and Medical Care of Patients with Advanced Serious Illness in Singapore (COMPASS) Study
  • Singapore Mental Health Studies 2016

4th Grant Call

  • Online Tutor for Engineering Students (OnTEN)
  • Minimally-invasive, Thoracoscopic-ally Implantable Cardiac Assist Device for Palliative Care of the Elderly with Failing Hearts
  • Validating a prognostic model incorporating the palliative performance scale and biological variable in life limiting illness
  • Tannic Acid as P5,173lant-Inspired Primer for Antifouling and Antibacterial Coatings
  • Biologically Inspired Artificial Tentacles for Transnasal Procedures
  • Effective screening of food import in Singapore using highly sensitive and reliable sensing platforms based on two-dimensional nanomaterials
  • Engineering non-transgenic high yield, good quality and drought-tolerant super rice by fast-track Cas9/sgRNA-mediated molecular assembly breeding platform

3rd Grant Call

  • Virtual Pink Dolphins-Assisted Therapy for Children with Autism
  • Developing Soft Robotic Technologies for the Prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Knowledge and preferences for treatment of end stage renal disease among elderly patients and their family caregivers
  • Bio-syringe delivery of pest control without pesticide
  • A Biomimetic and foundational study on light-enhanced calcification in the giant clam, Tridacna Squamosa, in association with symbiotic zooxanthellae
  • Enhancing sustainability in Soon Hock vertical farming through co-culturing with Pacific White Shrimp and plants in an Integrated Multi-Trophic Recirculating Aquaculture System

2nd Grant Call

  • Survey on preferences for care at the end of life among cancer patients in Singapore
  • Rapid Detection of Food Borne Pathogens via Microfluidic Platform
  • Accessing unmet Palliative Care needs in patients with advanced cancer and their families through the development and validation of a novel palliative care needs assessment tool for Singapore
  • Reimaging Show & Tell: Child-manipulated Robotic Puppetry for Child-centered Participatory Pedagogy in Early Childhood to Primary School education
  • Integrated Vertical aeroponic farming system: Towards food security and sustainability in Singapore
  • Vertical farming and breeding of Soon Hock, Oxyeleotris Marmorata

1st Grant Call

  • Transformation of Science Learning Environment- Learning and Assessment
  • Brain wave Driven Computer Game- A Pedagogical Tool for Attention-Deficit Children
  • Effective interaction designs in a multi-touch table-top and portable computing device
  • Tele-Rehabilitation for Newly Disabled Homebound Older Persons Needing Supervised Physical Therapy
  • Developing sustainable culture and depuration method for value-added hepatitis A-free blood cockles’ project
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