CS-IRG New Investigator Grant (CS-IRG-NIG)
CS-IRG New Investigator Grant (CS-IRG-NIG) is a sub category of the CS-IRG to cater for new clinical investigators. The CS-IRG-NIG is a step for the new investigator to a first independent national level grant. Applicants with substantial research experience will not be accepted under this category.
To be eligible for the CS-IRG-NIG, the following requirements apply:
(i) Applicants cannot apply to other funding sources as PI or Co-PI for the same evaluation period.
(ii) Applicants must not have held any national grants (e.g., NMRC, A*STAR, NRF, MOE AcRF Tier II, etc) or international grants (e.g., MRC, NIH,NHMRC, etc) as a PI/Co-PI.
(iii) Applicants must not have held any grants cumulatively exceeding $300,000 from any other agencies
Applicants who are applying as new investigators category (CS-IRG-NIG) have to work with a mentor for guidance in their research. This mentoring will provide support for a period of supervised research leading eventually to the clinical investigators conducting larger scale research projects independently.