From 15 April 2019, NAC will be revising the grant cycles for the Research Grant, to one cycle per year. Details are as in the table below:


New cycle dates for Research Grant

Application window Notified by For projects taking place on or after 

15 Feb to 14 May 2021

15 Sep 2021

31 Oct 2021


From 15 Feb 2021, grant applicants applying for the Research Grant are required to submit their applications via the OurSG Grants Portal. Submissions via other means, e.g. email, hardcopies, will not be accepted for these grants.


All applications must reach us by 11:59pm (SGT) on the closing date. Late applications will not be accepted. In the event that you are awaiting confirmation from partners/collaborators, please submit your application before the closing date and state what is pending, then submit these documents to the relevant NAC officer(s) once these documents are available.


In line with efforts to encourage greater governance over grant monies, the following will apply to all Research Grants awarded from 1 April 2020:


  • Grants $10,000 and above (but below $100,000) will require their Statement of Accounts to be certified by an accountant registered with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) or equivalent international body. 
  • Grants $100,000 and above will continue to require their Statement of Accounts to be independently audited by a public accountant registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) or equivalent international body. 
  • As part of the submission during grant closure, the proof of the accountant's registration with ISCA, ACRA or any equivalent international body (e.g. ISCA Membership ID) should be provided as well.