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

Apply by Notified by For projects taking place on or after 

15 May 2020

15 Sep 2020

31 Oct 2020


Please submit your grant applications via email to Application and budget templates, as well as self-evaluation templates for completed projects can be downloaded from this page.


All applications must be submitted by 23:59 (SGT) on the ‘Apply By’ date. You can submit your grant applications early, in advance of the application windows.


If you are awaiting confirmation or an invitation to a programme, you should submit your application before the respective deadlines. However, please indicate in your application that you are awaiting confirmation or an invitation from the organisers. Do update us as soon as you have received confirmation of your participation.


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 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.