Research Grant Opportunities

The Home Team Research Award 2012 (now till 19 October 2012)

The Home Team consists of various agencies including the Singapore Police Force (SPF), Prison Service, Immigration, Checkpoint Authority (ICA), Civil Defence (SCDF) etc .  It is under the purview of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).  It hopes to be able to engage local university students, in their final year of study, to do research pertaining to Home Team's core work domain areas. Applicants are also welcome to propose new topics which have to be related to the Home Team's core work domain areas. 

This grant will subsidise students' expenditure in the course of their research, with the maximum amount awarded at S$1500 for undergraduates and S$2500 for graduate students, on a reimbursement basis.

Completed application forms and supporting documents should be submitted by 19 October 2012 to Ms Debbie Loh of MHA directly.  All queries from the students can be directed to Ms Debbie Loh,Tel: 6478-7025, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application forms and other details:

Application form

List of research topics

Terms and conditions

The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) Research Grant (year round application)

One of the National Council on Problem Gambling’s (NCPG) key priorities is to build local research capabilities in the areas of gambling and problem gambling. In support of this aim, the NCPG encourages original empirical research examining issues directly related to problem gambling, through its Problem Gambling Research Grant. To date, the Problem Gambling Research Grant has been awarded to 14 undergraduate students and 2 post graduate students.

The NCPG is seeking to award students pursuing a Bachelors/Masters/PhD degree (or an equivalent degree) from your university with the Problem Gambling Research Grant.

To qualify for the grant, students must:

a) Propose an original thesis/ research project (henceforth known as thesis); examining issues directly related to problem gambling (e.g. gambling behaviours and mindsets, risk/protective factors, prevention, treatment, impact, costs);

b) Seek approval from the student’s thesis supervisor (who must be a faculty member of a local university); and

c) Obtain clearance from the relevant Institutional Review Board or Ethics Committee on human subjects in the university/department.

Applications are open all year round and successful applicants will be notified within 2 months of receipt of their application. If successful, the research grant can be used to cover research expenses incurred for the thesis, up to a maximum of $1,000 for undergraduate students and $2,000 for post-graduate students (Masters degree and above).

Interested students can gather more information on the research grant using the following link: or refer to the NCPG Research Grant Application Form. Alternatively, students can contact Ms Quek Shi Ping (NCPG) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tel: 6354 9096.


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