25 Apr 2022 - 31 Dec 2023

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.

Call for Proposals

Grant Call on Caregiving Ecosystem – Closed
Grant Call on Frailty – Closed


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 are non-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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