Healthy Ageing Innovation Grant

Brought to you by the Ministry of Health of Singapore (MOH) and supported by the National Research Foundation and the Health Promotion Board (HPB).

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The Healthy Ageing Innovation Grant is the fifth grant call under the National Innovation Challenge (NIC) on Active and Confident Ageing. This grant call, launched under the research thrust on “Lengthening Health Span”, aims to catalyse translational research and innovations that could (i) reduce the risk, (ii) delay the onset and/or (iii) decelerate the progress of frailty in older adults. 

Challenge Statement 

Applicants forming Project Teams can submit more than one application and the application should be in response to the challenge statement below. However, a Project Team can only be awarded Funding for oneResearch project. 

The challenge is to develop anappropriate and efficient method of identifying pre-frail or frail seniors, including those at risk of accelerated declineand/or designingend-to-end innovative and scalable preventive intervention programmes or solutionsthat wouldreduce the risk, delay the onset and/or decelerate the progress of physical frailty.Project teams must demonstrate the methodology to be used in measuring and achieving the desired outcome pre-and post-intervention.

Eligibility 

The Healthy Ageing Innovation Grant is open to all public and private entities, research institutes and institutes of higher learning (IHLs), registered and/or incorporated in Singapore Interested parties may form Project Teams comprising: 

a) Members from multi-disciplinary (e.g. pairing medical and technology, engineering) background and/or involving more than one Organisation; and

 

b) An Implementation Partner (e.g. service provider, community organisation) to test-bed the proposed solutions.

For detailed participating criteria and instructions, please refer to the Healthy Ageing Innovation Grant Public Document and Healthy Ageing Innovation Grant Public Document Annex A. 

Award

  • Up to 80% funding of approved qualifying direct costs to develop and implement proposed solutions for up to a period of three years.

  • Support for indirect costs, on top of supportable qualifying direct costs, is capped at 20% of the supportable qualifying direct costs. Only Singapore-registered Institutions that are IHLs or not-for-profit entities, including public healthcare providers, may qualify for support for indirect costs. 

Important dates to note 

The timeline for key activities under the Healthy Ageing Innovation Grant is set out below. 

Activity

Date

Call for Project Abstracts

22 May 2017 (Mon)

Public Briefing

29 May 2017 (Fri)

Deadline for Project Abstract Submission

14 July 2017 (Fri)

Deadline for Submission of Project Proposal

22 September 2017 (Fri), or as otherwise specified by MOH in the invitation email

Evaluation and Negotiation Process

October 2017 – December 2017

Announcement of Results

By end FY2017

Public Briefing 

A Public Briefing for the grant call was held on 29 May 2017, 5:00 pm. The briefing slides are available here.

Submission 

For terms and conditions of the Grant, please refer to the Healthy Ageing Innovation Grant Public Document and Healthy Ageing Innovation Grant Public Document Annex A. 

Applications will be submitted through a two-stage process, as follows: 

  1. Project Abstract.     Project teams are to first submit an abstract of their proposed Project, using the “Project Abstract Submission Template”.

    Participants shall furnish all necessary information and documents as required in the template. Two hardcopies of the Project Abstract should reach MOH no later than 14 July 2017 at 1700hrs.

    All Project Abstracts received will be preliminarily assessed for compliance with the eligibility criteria and scope. Shortlisted eligible Project Teams will be asked to flesh out their proposed Project in greater detail for the second stage.

  2. Project Proposal.     MOH will inform the respective Lead PIs of shortlisted Project teams via email to submit their detailed Project Proposal using the “Project Proposal Submission Template” that will be emailed to them. Project teams shall furnish all necessary information and documents as required in the template. There is no limit to the length of the Project Proposal. Two hardcopies of the Project Proposal should reach MOH.

In addition to submitting hard copies, Applicants shall email soft copies of their Project Abstract and Project Proposal to NIC_Ageing@moh.gov.sg by their respective deadlines.

Documents for Downloading 

Supporting Agencies:

  • National Research Foundation (NRF)

  • Health Promotion Board (HPB)

Contact Us 

For any enquiries on the Healthy Ageing Innovation Grant or the National Innovation Challenge, please email us at NIC_Ageing@moh.gov.sg.

Last updated: 17 May 2018