GRANT 2020

GRANT 2020 provides timely stepping stones for graduating students who will be launching their future careers, by providing an avenue for students to test out innovative ideas that may have an impact on society, and to hone their skills in fostering collaborations with community partners. 

NUS Grant 2020 is now subsumed under the NUS Resilience & Growth Innovation Challenge. All terms and conditions of Grant 2020 – including eligibility and evaluation – are consistent with that of the R&G Innovation Challenge. This page has been updated with the latest information on 15 May 2020.

Contact Information

 OSA Grant 2020 Main Administrator  Muhammad Haizuruldin
hyzue@nus.edu.sg
 General Email Contact  osaresponds@nus.edu.sg 


1. SUMMARY OF GRANT CALL


1.1  The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) has issued a call for proposals for GRANT 2020, from NUS graduates of Class 2018, 2019 and 2020.

1.2  GRANT 2020 provides timely stepping stones for graduating students who will be launching their future careers, by providing an avenue for students to test out innovative ideas that may have an impact on people, society or the world, and to hone their skills in fostering collaborations with selected partners. The grant name has been chosen to reflect the significance of this year, 2020, while alluding to the optometric standards of 20:20 as “perfect vision”, enabling graduates to clearly cast their eyes on the future. 

1.3 In alignment to the Challenge Categories under NUS Resilience and Growth (R&G) Innovation Challenge, project proposals should be submitted in the following categories:

(1)  Make Our People Better – How can we improve the quality of life for our people?

(2)  Make Our Society Better – How can we make our society more cohesive and purposeful?

(3)  Make the World Better – How can we make the world better?

and to solve specific problem statements by our partners listed below. 

1.4 This grant is tenable for either an individual or a group of up to five persons with a total value of up to $50,000 for a 6-month long project. This amount is inclusive of a stipend of $1,200/month for each project member.


2. ELIGIBILITY

All NUS graduates from the class of 2018, 2019 and 2020 are eligible to apply, as an individual or up to 5 members in the team.

 

3. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

-       The window for submission for proposals is from 1 June to 1 December 2020.

-       Interested teams who are adopting any of the problem statements with our partners provided for in this list (See below) should submit a completed registration form and a three-page proposal to osaresponds@nus.edu.sg addressing the following questions:

1.    Category and Problem Statement

-       Does the project benefit our people, our society, or the world? Please select only one category.

-       Which problem statement are you adopting

2.    Target Community

-       Which community will benefit the most from this project?

3.    Value Proposition

-       How does this project add value to our people, our society, or the world?

-       How does your project differ from current approaches?

4.    Partner(s) and Translation

-       Who are some other potential partners to translate your ideas into outcomes?

-       How would the ideas be translated into valuable outcomes?

5.    Outcomes and Impact

-       What are some potential application areas for this project?

-       What are the expected outcomes and likely impact of this project?

6.    Team and Collaborators

-       How would each member of your team contribute to this project?

7.    Budget

-       What is your proposed budget in terms of manpower and other expenses?

 

4. EVALUATION CRITERIA

Every proposal will be evaluated by a panel of experts appointed for each category. The proposal will be judged based on its innovativeness and likely impact on the targeted community. The panels will convene regularly to select projects.

5. PROBLEM STATEMENTS WITH PARTNERS

Only applicants who submit proposals to adopt any of the problem statements with our partners listed here will be considered under Grant 2020. This list may be updated every Friday, if there are additional statements from our partners. 

All other proposals outside of the list should be submitted to NUS R&G Innovation Challenge team for their consideration. 

6. OTHER RESOURCES

(a)   Join our online community to share your ideas, get feedback, and connect with potential team members at https://www.yammer.com/rg-innovchallenge#/home (log in using your NUSNET ID).

(b) Periodic webinars/information sessions to guide you in running your projects will be organised by OSA and this will be updated on  this page.

7. CONTACT INFORMATION

Should you have any questions regarding this grant, please email to osaresponds@nus.edu.sg with the subject: OSA Grant 2020.

To seek clarification and guidance on specific problem statements or partners, please email the following Grant Managers:

Sports Runi Fathi / Tan Shi Ying
sports@nus.edu.sg 
Climate Change  Phyllis Mok
phyllis.mok@nus.edu.sg
 Community Integration  Muhammad Haizuruldin
hyzue@nus.edu.sg

 

8. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the difference between the NUS R&G Innovation Challenge and NUS Grant 2020?

Unlike NUS R&G Innovation Challenge, Grant 2020 provides a list of potential problem statements with partners that applicants can adopt directly.


As Grant 2020 is under NUS R&G Innovation Challenge, please refer to the FAQs listed under NUS R&G Innovation Challenge here

Submit Your Application   


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