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SSRC Thematic Grant Recipients

 

Building Human Capacity in Singapore's Population: Testing Innovations in Human Development

PI: Prof Jean Yeung, Provost's Chair Professor, Sociology Dept, CFPR Director and ARI Research Leader of Changing Family in Asia Cluster, NUS

Co-PIs: Prof John Ham (Economics), Prof Brenda Yeoh (Geography), Prof Lim Sun Sun (SUTD), A/P Chia Ngee Choon (Economics), A/P Corinne Ghoh (Social Work), A/P Shirlena Huang (Geography), A/P Jessica Pan (Economics), A/P Leher Singh (Psychology), Dr Ryan Hong (Psychology), Dr Rongjun Yu (Psychology), NUS

Amount: S$8,479,995

Project duration: June 2017 to May 2021

 

Population Ageing, Old Age Labour and Financial Decisions in Singapore

PI: A/P Liu Haoming, Department of Economics, NUS

Co-PI: Dr Song Chang Cheng and Dr Zhu Shenghao, Department of Economics, NUS

Amount: S$379,624

Project duration: July 2017 to July 2020

 

 

MOE Tier 2 Recipients

 

Stages of Family in the Making in Singapore from Antenatal to Postnatal Period

PI: Prof Catherine Tang, Professor, Psychology Dept and CFPR Deputy Director, NUS

Co-PI: Prof Jean Yeung Provost's Chair Professor, Sociology Dept, CFPR Director and ARI Research Leader of Changing Family in Asia Cluster, NUS

Collaborator: Dr Koh Yee Woen Yvaine, Postdoctoral Fellow, ARI and CFPR, NUS

Amount: S$474,600

Project duration: 2017 to 2019

 

Dynamic Models of Transitions in the Indonesian Labour and Marriage Markets

PI: Prof John Ham, Provost's Chair Professor, Dept of Economics and CFPR Deputy Director, NUS

Co-PI: A/P Jussi Keppo, NUS Business School and Co-Director of Business Analytics Center

Collaborators: Prof John Strauss, Department of Economics and Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California; and Dr Firman Witoelar, Director of Research, SurveyMeter

Amount: S$566,864

Project duration: June 2017 to May 2020

 

Family Dynamics in the Development of Behavioural Addiction in Singapore Youth

PI: Prof Catherine Tang, Professor, Psychology Dept and CFPR Deputy Director, NUS

Collaborator: Dr Koh Yee Woen Yvaine, Postdoctoral Fellow, ARI and CFPR, NUS

Amount: S$349,154

Project duration: June 2017 to May 2020

  

MOE Tier 1 Recipient

 

The Impact of Schooling Type on Student Achievement in Dhaka

PI: Prof John Ham, Deputy Director, CFPR and Provost's Chair Professor, Dept of Economics, NUS

Co-PI: A/P Jussi Keppo, NUS Business School and Co-Director of Business Analytics Center

Amount: S$125,102

Project duration: January 2017 to December 2018

  

Other Externally-Funded Projects

 

Demographic and Family Changes in Southeast Asia

PI: Prof Jean Yeung, Sociology Dept, CFPR Director and ARI Research Leader, NUS

Amount donated by OUE Ltd: S$200,000 and MOE matching grant: S$200,000


  

HSS Seed Grant Recipients

 

Building Capacity in Singapore's Population: Testing Innovations in Human Development

PI: Prof Jean Yeung, Sociology Dept, CFPR Director and ARI Research Leader, NUS

Amount: S$12,000

Project duration: July 2016 to January 2018

 

Estimating Causal Effects Using Big Data: The Effect of Randomly Assigned Nudges to Customer Groups

PI: Prof John Ham, Deputy Director, CFPR and Provost's Chair Professor, Dept of Economics, NUS

Co-PI: A/P Jussi Keppo, NUS Business School and Co-Director of Business Analytics Center

Amount: S$40,000

Project duration: December 2016 to May 2018

 

 

CFPR Faculty Development Grant Recipients

 

Year 2017 Grant Call

A Surface Brain-Image Study on Family and Neuro-correlates of Behavioral Addiction among Depressed and Non-depressed Adults

PI: Associate Professor Roger Ho Chun Man, Consultant Psychiatrist, Department of Psychological Medicine, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Co-PI: Prof Catherine Tang, Professor, Psychology Dept and CFPR Deputy Director, NUS

Co-PI: Dr Koh Yee Woen Yvaine, Postdoctoral Fellow, ARI and CFPR, NUS

Amount: S$9,994

Project duration: November 2017 to October 2019

 

Characterizing Student Course Satisfaction and Academic Success with Social Media: A Big Data Approach

PI: Dr Rongjun Yu, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, NUS

Amount: S$10,000

Project duration: January 2018 to December 2019

 

Translation of Tools for Demographic Estimation: a Joint Project between IUSSP and CFPR

PI: Dr Feng Qiushi, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, NUS

Amount: S$10,000

Project duration: June 2017 to May 2018

 

Effects of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction on Emotion and Cognitive Functioning among Singaporean Elderly

PI: Dr Keng Shian-Ling, Assistant Professor, Division of Social Sciences (Psychology), Yale-NUS College

Amount: S$10,000

Project duration: July 2017 to February 2019

 

Year 2016 Grant Call

Problematic Internet Use and the Role of Family among Adolescents and their Parents in Singapore

PI: Dr Koh Yee Woen Yvaine, Postdoctoral Fellow, ARI and CFPR, NUS

Co-PI: Prof Catherine Tang, Department of Psychology and CFPR Deputy Director, NUS

Amount: S$10,000

Project duration: September 2016 to June 2018

 

Relationships between Childhood Bilingualism and Early Word Learning

PI: A/P Leher Singh, Department of Psychology, NUS

Amount: S$10,000

Project duration: February 2017 to January 2019

 

Marriage Property Law and Household Behavior: Evidence from Quasi-experiment in China

PI: Dr Yi Junjian, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, NUS

Amount: S$9,976

Project duration: April 2017 to March 2018

 

Year 2015 Grant Call

Tablet Use of Pre-schoolers: Family Dynamics, Parenting Practices and Mediation Strategies

PI: Prof Lim Sun Sun, Head of Pillar (Dean) of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Amount: S$9,462.50

Project duration: December 2015 to March 2018 (completed)

 

Population Ageing, Old Age Labour and Financial Decisions in Singapore

PI: A/P Liu Haoming, Department of Economics, NUS

Co-PI: Dr Song Chang Cheng and Dr Zhu Shenghao, Department of Economics, NUS

Amount: S$10,000

Project duration: December 2015 to November 2017

 

Protecting and Perfecting the Muslim Family: Marriage and Parenthood Education Programmes in Malaysia and Singapore

PI: A/P Maznah Mohamad, Department of Malay Studies, NUS

Co-PI: Dr Suriani Suratman, Department of Malay Studies, NUS

Amount: S$10,000

Project duration: December 2015 to November 2017

 

Caring for Frail Seniors in the Community: A Solution-based Approach

PI: A/P Thang Leng Leng, Department of Japanese Studies and CFPR Deputy Director, NUS

Amount: S$9,893.75

Project duration: January 2016 to December 2017

 

Year 2014 Grant Call

Female Migrants' Transition to Adulthood in China: Marriage and Job Trajectories

PI: Dr Mu Zheng, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, NUS
(former Postdoctoral Fellow, ARI and CFPR, NUS)

Amount: S$10,000

Project duration: May 2015 to July 2016 (completed)

 

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