SSRC Grants Awarded for FASS Research Projects

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to share that six research projects led by our Faculty members have been chosen to receive funding from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC). Established in 2006, the SSRC’s inaugural batch of awardees draws from the Ministry of Education’s $350million drive over the next five years to bolster local research in the humanities and social sciences. The winning proposals were hand-picked from a list of 70 applications for demonstrating “intellectual merit” and “potential impact and contribution to society and economy”, MOE said in a press release.

Three projects led by FASS Faculty Members received Type-A funding, which is valued between S$100,000 to S$1million for up to three years; while the other three received Type-B funding, valued at S$1million to S$10 million over three to five years. These projects share the common themes of social integration, innovation, and human development; and demonstrates the value that the humanities and social sciences can bring to Singapore as we confront the challenges that lie ahead. 

Our heartiest congratulations to all of the following awardees:

Projects receiving between $1 million and $10 million

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

Professor Jean Yeung
Department of Sociology

Service Productivity and Innovation Research Programme (Spire)
Professor Ivan Png
Department of Economics

Sustainable governance of transboundary environmental commons in Southeast Asia
Professor David Taylor
Department of Geography

Projects receiving between $100,000 and $1 million

Identifying Positive Adaptive Pathways in Low-income families in Singapore

Associate Professor Esther Goh
Department of Social Work

Making Identity Count in Asia: Identity Relations in Singapore and its Neighbourhood
Professor Ted Hopf
Department of Political Science

Population ageing, old age labour and financial decisions in Singapore
Associate Professor Liu Haoming
Department of Economics

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