08 Jan 2021 - 19 Feb 2021


The One Health Antimicrobial Resistance Research Programme (OHARP) is jointly funded by the Ministry of Health (MOH); National Environment Agency (NEA); National Parks Board/Animal & Veterinary Service (NParks/AVS); PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency (PUB); and Singapore Food Agency (SFA). It is administered by the National Centre for Infectious Diseases to support One Health antimicrobial resistance (AMR) research across the human, animal, food and environmental sectors in Singapore.

The objective of the OHARP is to steer the national One Health AMR research agenda; commission multi-disciplinary and multi-sectorial studies that will impact Singapore’s AMR policies and interventions; foster partnerships with academia and harness their expertise to find One Health solutions; and promote synergies and opportunities for collaboration between sectors.

Areas of Focus

The first grant call will focus on three research priority areas:

  1. Transmission pathways of key AMR organisms across human, animal, food, water and/or other environments in Singapore
  2. Assessing the socioeconomic impact of AMR on human and animal health, environment and trade
  3. Understanding the knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding AMR and determine how best to change behaviour to facilitate the control of AMR


Only one Corresponding Principal Investigator (PI) is allowed per application and is required to fulfil the following criteria at the point of application:

  • Holds a primary appointment in a local publicly funded institution and salaried by the institution
  • Has no outstanding report from previous BMRC, NMRC grants, and other national grants
  • For proposals involving patient care, the PI should be SMC registered; or should be able to demonstrate ability to access patients through SMC registered Co-Is or collaborators

Research should be conducted in more than one sector – human, animal, food and environment – and in Singapore. 

Review Procedure

The application will be reviewed by the OHARP Scientific Panel for selection and applicants will be notified of the outcome by end May 2021. Applicants may be invited for an interview by the panel.

Funding Quantum and Duration

Up to $300,000 per project over and up to 3 years.

Submission Instructions and Additional Information

Please click here for submission instructions and additional information on OHARP.


Interested applicants are invited to join the OHARP January 2021 Grant Call Roadshow, held on 15 January 2021 (Friday), 4-5pm on Zoom.

Please click here to register for the Roadshow. Successful registrants will be sent a confirmation email with log-in details.


For enquiries on OHARP, please email