06 Apr 2021 - 31 Jan 2022

About NIC on Active and Confident Ageing

The National Innovation Challenge (NIC) on Active and Confident Ageing seeks to catalyze innovative ideas and research in Singapore that can transform the experience of ageing in Singapore, tomorrow. 

Key Research Themes

The NIC Phase 1B comprises two key research themes:

  • Extending health span 

    We want to find better ways of delaying the onset of disease and disability and instead extend seniors' "health span", so that our seniors can continue to lead economically and socially active lives for much longer.

  • Ageing in place

    We are looking at research to help seniors live independent and autonomous lives despite physical frailty. We seek new innovative solutions to effectively support ageing in place, in a smart city.

NIC Phase 1B will focus on caregiving ecosystem (under the theme of Ageing in Place) and managing frailty (under the theme of Extending Health Span) utilising technology as an enabler.

Pre-launch Virtual Engagement Session

A virtual engagement session was conducted on 19 February 2021 to introduce the broad direction of NIC Phase 1B grant calls and facilitate exchanges on the challenge topic across various stakeholders who may be interested in applying for the new grant call on Caregiving Ecosystem. The slides from session can be downloaded here. More details on the grant call will be shared at public briefing closer to launch date.   

Call for Proposals

Grant Call on Caregiving Ecosystem – New!


All applicants are advised to refer to the NMRC Research Grant Terms and Conditions and its Annex: Additional Terms and Conditions for Projects Funded under the National Innovation Challenge on Active and Confident Ageing (NIC on Ageing) for more information before applying for the grant. The guidelines provide details on the items that will are fundable, MOH’s expectations of project teams and potential documents that project teams may use in the grant application process and over the funding period

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