Medical Research Funding Statistics

Read on for an overview of healthcare research funding and healthcare research grants in Singapore.

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If you are a medical professional and are considering applying for a grant, then this summary of medical research funding statistics from 2015 to 2017 could prove useful to you.

Healthcare Reseach Grants

 FY187FY197 FY207
Medical Research Grants committed under National Medical Research Council
($m)
263.5
177.0321.0
% of Medical Research Grants : 
 
  a) Centre Grants10.0
0.0
0.0
  b) Human Capital Programme227.0
33.9
25.7
  c) Talent Development Programme35.2
7.4
5.7
  d) Enablers & Infrastructure40.0
9.0
122.4
  e) Individual PI-initiated Research Grants5
      (inclusive of New Investigator Grants)
36.6
49.7
102.9
  f) Strategic Research Grant Programmes631.1
0.0
64.3
Notes:

1 The RIE2020 centre grant was awarded in 2017.
2 Includes Singapore Translational Research Investigator Award, Clinician Scientist Award and Transition Award. 
3 Includes Master of Clinical Investigation, NMRC Research Training Fellowship and Clinician Investigator Salary Support Programme (CISSP).
4 Includes the enablers & infrastructure programmes. 
Includes the CS-IRG, CS-IRG-NIG,  HSR, HSR-NIG, CTG, OF-IRG, OF-YIRG and Zika Response Research Fund (ZKKF).
Includes the OF-LCG programme.
-  There was no commitment in FY19 as the review of the May 2019 OLCG grant call was pushed back due to the covid-19 situation
7 NMRC has done a reclassification of the programmes to better reflect the categories of funding programmes from FY14 onwards. For data prior to FY17, refer here

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