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Call for proposals: CFPR Faculty Development Grant

The Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR) is inviting applications for seed grants to start research projects in family and population studies. We are looking to fund research ideas that have the potential to be develop into a larger grant. CFPR aims to promote collaborative, interdisciplinary research. The proposed topics should fall within the scope of CFPR’s research themes which are:

  • Marriage and fertility
  • Ageing and health
  • Children and youth
  • Population dynamics
  • Intergenerational relations
  • Migration and family
  • Human capital and labour force
  • Gender and family

For this round, there will be up to two grants awarded on a competitive basis. Award size depends on the proposed scope of work and will average about S$5,000, and be capped at S$10,000 per award. The fund can be used to support the employment of research assistants, fieldwork expenses, research-related travel and materials/consumables provided these are within NUS policies on procurement of goods and services. Grants will be awarded for a funding period of 1.5 years.



This grant call is open to full time FASS Faculty Members and Postdoctoral Fellows who are Associates of the Centre for Family and Population Research. Postdoctoral Fellows are required to have a tenured faculty member as a co-PI.



Applications are now open until 15 March 2019. Successful applications will be announced in April 2019.


Interested parties should submit the following to

A 3-page proposal highlighting the aims of the project, academic significance, approach and innovative contributions to the field of family and population studies in particular, and the social sciences in general. Expected deliverables from the proposed projects should also be indicated in the proposal. Applicants are required to state whether their projects have the potential for development into a larger project.

Annexes should include:

  • Two-page CV of each investigator indicating the name, current position and affiliation, past employment history, academic qualifications, a list of up to 5 publications most relevant to the grant application, and awards received for the past five years
  • Project implementation schedule with a short description of proposed activities
  • Proposed budget and justification showing as much detail as possible to give the review committee an idea of where the funds will be used
  • Budget phasing form
  • Grant endorsement form


Download Annexes A to D here and E here.


Terms and Conditions

  • IRB for projects involving human subjects as well as written approval from CFPR must be obtained before commencing the research. A copy of IRB approval is required before the WBS account can be activated.
  • An annual report should be submitted at the end of first year.
  • At the end of the project, the following reports should be submitted to CFPR:
  • Final report composed of an abstract, objectives of the project with an emphasis on the extent to which the objectives of the research have been achieved, project management and execution, project findings, and future plans about the project.
  • Statement of account detailing the budget expended in relation to the approved budget. Justifications for any deviations from the categories in the approved budget should also be provided and have prior approval from CFPR.
    Note: Final reports should be duly signed by the Principal Investigator and co-investigator
  • Grant awardees may also be required to present their project findings at any CFPR event including, but not limited to, the CFPR seminar series and CFPR-organized conferences.
  • Successful applicants are strongly encouraged to put in a larger proposal through CFPR within 2 years of receiving the grant.
  • Priority will be given to applicants who intend to put in a larger proposal through CFPR.



FASS Research Grant Programme Calendar

A calendar of grant calls at FASS is available here.

A list of internal and external research grants available for NUS staff can also be found at the NUS Staff portal.


CFPR Call for Proposals: Conferences and Workshops

The Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR) is inviting proposals for events to be funded for 2017-2018. In particular, we are looking for collaborative and innovative research events, such as conferences, workshops and roundtables, especially those of interdisciplinary nature. We are also looking to create synergy by assisting those with ideas, in finding like-minded indviduals with similar research interests across different disciplines.

The proposed events should deal with topics that are consistent with CFPR's main research themes which are:

  • Marriage and fertility
  • Ageing and health
  • Children and youth
  • Migration
  • Population dynamics
  • Intergenerational relations
  • Human capital
  • Labor force
  • Gender


Interested applicants should submit an application package consisting of:

  • A 350-word abstract which contains the aims of the event, 3-4 research key phrases, and the potential deliverables from the event (e.g.paper, book, etc);
  • A list of proposed speakers and their institutional affiliations; and,
  • A tentative budget (maximum fundable amount of $10,000).


All submissions and clarifications should be directed to Ms Zuraihah Mohamad at


Call for Applications to the CFPR Seminar Series

The Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR) is inviting proposals for its lunchtime seminar series. This is a regular event held by CFPR as a venue for faculty members, researchers and students working in the field of family and population studies, to present their projects (ongoing/completed) and exchange ideas for the advancement of research in the study of trends, determinants, and consequences of family and population changes, particularly in Asia.

To be considered, the proposals must examine issues that are consistent with CFPR's research themes: marriage and family, ageing and health, children and youth, migration, population dynamics, intergenerational relations, human capital, labour force, and gender. Interdisciplinary works are given preference.

The seminars approximately run for 90 minutes, including a 30-minute Q & A.

NUS applicants who are keen to present their own work should write and send a 200-word abstract to Ms Zuraihah Mohamad at


Alternatively, NUS faculty members can recommend colleagues or collaborators from overseas institutions who may be interested to visit Singapore to present their work. Funding is available for a return airfare to Singapore using the most economical route, and accommodation for two nights at the NUS Visitor's Lodge or at an NUS corporate hotel depending on availability. A two-page CV of the proposed speaker, a 200-word abstract of the work, as well as the proposed date of the seminar should be sent to the email address mentioned above.


Selection will be done on a rolling basis.



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