ANR-NRF Joint Grant Call

Objectives

The joint bilateral grant call between the National Research Foundation (NRF), Prime Minister's Office, Singapore and Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), France, is a national level collaboration between Singapore and France for French-Singapore collaborative research projects. The grant call seeks to strengthen the collaboration between French and Singaporean research communities in areas of mutual interest in order to achieve world-class scientific and technical results, leading to new and innovative technologies.

Selected projects must reflect a high degree of collaboration between both the French and Singaporean partners in planning, development and execution. Collaborating investigators must be mutually engaged throughout the course of the project.


Call Frequency and Grant Quantum

Calls for proposals are launched annually. Selected projects will be funded for up to 3 years. Each project will receive up to €250,000 (French component) and up to SGD$450,000 (Singaporean component).

The inaugural ANR-NRF Joint Grant Call, focusing on basic research into materials, nanotechnologies and nano systems was launched in September 2014. 49 whitepapers were submitted when it closed in April 2015. Click here for details of the awarded projects.

The second ANR-NRF Joint Grant Call, with the same focus on basic research into materials, nanotechnologies and nano systems was launched in September 2015. 43 full proposals were accepted when the call closed in April 2016. Click here for details of the awarded projects.

The third ANR-NRF Joint Grant Call, with a focus on materials applied to specific societal challenges, was launched in September 2016. 43 full proposals were received when the call closed in April 2017. Click here for details of the awarded projects.

The fourth ANR-NRF Joint Grant Call was launched in November 2017, focusing on basic research into materials, nanotechnologies and nanosystems with relevance to addressing societal challenges including clean, secure and efficient energy; industrial renewal; sustainable mobility and urban systems; and information and communication society. 38 full proposals were received when the call closed in April 2018. Click here for details of the awarded projects


Evaluation Criteria

NRF and ANR will conduct respective evaluations followed by final evaluation by a joint evaluation panel. Evaluation criteria include the following.

  • Relevance of the proposal to the call
  • Technical and scientific quality of the proposal
  • Quality of the project management and methodology
  • Global impact of the proposal
  • Quality of the consortium and good synergies between the partners
  • Mobilisation of resources
  • Added value to be expected from the French-Singaporean research collaboration
  • Balanced scientific and financial contributions

Frequently Asked Questions

Need clarifications? Refer to our list of frequently asked questions.

You can also email your questions to tang_weylin@nrf.gov.sg and nicole_ye@nrf.gov.sg.
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