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Research Opportunities

URECA
The School encourages undergraduate students to take advantage of the Undergraduate Rsearch Experience on CAmpus (URECA), a university wide scholarship research programme. For more information on URECA, click here.

Research Assistant Opportunities
Faculty members carry out research projects that often require research assistant help. See below for research assistant openings.

Research Funding Opportunities

1) National Council On Problem Gambling (NCPG) Student Grants
 
Among the National Council on Problem Gambling’s (NCPG) key priorities are to build local research capabilities in the areas of gambling and problem gambling and to encourage student interest in the area of problem gambling prevention. In support of these aims, the NCPG has established the NCPG Student Grant with two grants types to aid students in research and project development.
 
NCPG Research Grant
 
This grant encourages original empirical research examining issues directly related to problem gambling.  Students interested in researching issues such as gambling behaviours and mindsets, risk/protective factors, as well as the prevention, treatment, impact, harms of gambling can apply for this grant category.
 
NCPG Project Development Grant 
 
This grant encourages the development of projects that can prevent or reduce the social harms associated with gambling. These include projects that could raise awareness about the dangers of gambling, educate the general public on how they can avoid gambling addiction and provide information on the sources of help available for gambling related issues. Students who are keen on developing awareness programmes, short films, digital stories, resource materials etc. can apply for this grant category. 
 
Grant Eligibility
 
The NCPG Student Grant can be used to cover part or all of the research or development costs of their project. To qualify for the grants, students must:
 
•         Be pursuing an education in a local Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) such as the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Polytechnics and Universities in Singapore.
•         Submit a proposal for a research or original project that is approved and will be supervised by the student’s academic supervisor (who must be a faculty member of the academic institute).
 
Applications are open all year round and successful applicants will be notified within 2 months of receipt of their application.  If successful, the research grant can be used to cover expenses incurred for up to a maximum of $1,000 for National ITE Certificates (Nitec), Diploma and Bachelor degree students and $2,000 for Post-graduate students (Masters degree and above). 
 
Interested students can gather more information on the grants using the following link: http://www.ncpg.org.sg/en/Pages/LearnAboutProblemGambling.aspx?category=4 or refer to the PDFs below.

NCPG Student Grant (Research) June 2014.pdfNCPG Student Grant (Research) June 2014.pdf
NCPG Student Grant (Project Development) June 2014.pdfNCPG Student Grant (Project Development) June 2014.pdf

Alternatively, students can contact Ms Quek Shi Ping (NCPG) at quek_shi_ping@msf.gov.sg or Tel: 6354 9096.

2) Children's Society Research Grant
Singapore Children's Society, a voluntary welfare organisation has been actively caring for children since 1952. It encourages research projects related to family, children and youth and provide a one time grant normally not exceeding $1000 per applicant to support students pursuing research on the above mentioned issues.

3) Youth Research Fund (YRF)
The YRF is administered by the National Youth Council (NYC), the national coordinating body for youth affairs in Singapore. The YRF supports issue-specific studies that add to current understanding of youth trends and issues, and preferably help inform policy-making and programme design for effective youth development. Faculty members and students (especially Honours undergraduates and postgraduates) are welcome to apply. YRF grant amounts vary depending on the relevance, rigour and scale of research projects, and may range from $500 to $8,000 for each research project lasting up to one year.