Education Research Funding Programme

    The Office of Education Research (OER) fourth tranche of the Education Research Funding Programme (ERFP)  will continue to build on the work that has been undertaken in the previous three cycles of education funding by strengthening the foundation (in terms of knowledge, capability and structure) for education research, development and innovation in existing and emerging research areas. NIE OER will also continue to encourage efforts to design, develop and implement strategic, evidence-based, collaborative, scientifically-rigorous and outcomes-focused innovations in schools and classrooms. The primary aims are to improve classroom practice, enhance student outcomes, and build organizational and teacher capacities.

    The 26RFP is the third call to open to Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL) with the aim of fostering stronger collaborations with IHL partners.

  • NIE OER announces its Request for Proposals (RFP) twice a year. All submitted grant applications undergo a rigorous process which is designed to ensure stringency in the review process and fairness in the award of grants.

    Grant applications of varying values (Tier 1-3 & Programmatic Proposal) are evaluated and approved by the OER Education Research Committee (ERC), NIE ERC, Tier 3 Approval Panel and MOE Education Research Steering Committee (ERSC).

    Prior to applying for a grant application, it is important to familiarize with the grant requirements and understand how to write good quality proposals. The grant is officially awarded when you receive and accept the letter of offer.

    Applicants may refer to the Grant Call Documents enclosed in the next section for detailed processes in applying for an ERFP Grant.

  • For more information about the 26RFP for NIE Faculty, please download the Grant Call document here.

    Please click here for the 26RFP ERFP Guidelines and Application Package for NIE.

    For more information about the 26RFP for Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL), please download the Grant Call document here.

    Please click here for the 26RFP ERFP Guidelines and Application Package for IHLs.

  • The 26RFP is open from 15 April 2021 to 1 July 2021.

     Timeline

     Details
     15 April 2021

     26RFP Grant Call Announcement

     27 April 2021, 3pm to 5pm

     Grant Call Briefing Session

     3 May 2021, 10am to 11am

     Grant Writing Workshop

     26 May 2021, 5pm

     Expressions of Interest

     1 July 2021, 5pm

     Submission Deadline

     14 July 2021

     Endorsement by Reporting Officer

  • For NIE Applicants, please refer to the NIE Portal (https://portal.nie.edu.sg/): Login > Research > NIE Education Research Funding Programme (ERFP) for the 26RFP ERFP Guidelines and Application Package

    For general grants queries, please email OER Grant at oergrant@nie.edu.sg.

    For budgetary queries, please email OER Research Grants Management Unit (RGMU) at oer.rgmu@nie.edu.sg.

    For ICT related budgetary advice, please contact servicedesk@nie.edu.sg.

    For technical assistance on ROMS, please contact servicedesk@nie.edu.sg.