Research Grants

12 Sep 2018

Health Research

MOH focuses on scientific and health research to drive the translation of basic research to advance human healthcare, and to increase the translational and clinical research capabilities of public hospitals, research institutions and medical researchers.

The National Medical Research Council (NMRC) was established by MOH to engender the growth of research talent, to support high quality scientific and clinical research, and to improve medical care and human health in Singapore. The NMRC supports the development of core manpower and research capabilities and fund research programmes and projects carried out by restructured hospitals, national disease centres and public tertiary educational institutions. The NMRC also awards health research fellowships for the development of health research manpower

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The Communicable Diseases – Public Health Research Grant (CD-PHRG) - encourages researchers to work on strategic research topics with major public health impact for Singapore, particularly in the area of Communicable Diseases. Read more.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Grant (TCMRG) - encourages local collaborative research in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It seeks to harness TCM principles and scientific research methodologies and expertise to promote the translation of TCM knowledge into better care and improved health outcomes on a sustainable basis, and to enhance the role of TCM in policy and practice in Singapore. Read more. 


TCM Development Grant - aims to provide funding support for training (professional development) and overall improvement on the delivery of TCM services especially in the areas of infection control and patient safety. Read more.