To seed high quality research efforts aimed at developing fundamental AI novel techniques, algorithms and adjacent technologies that will eventually significantly contribute to the other pillars of AI Singapore. Additionally, the AI Singapore Research Programme encourage national research collaborations and nurture local AI talents.
Targeted Capability Building in AI Research
Fourth Call for AI Research Proposal
In the AI Research Grant Call 2021, AI Singapore invite proposals in advanced fundamental AI research for the following themes:
The proposals may include, but not limited to, the proposed sub-themes.
Each proposal should address one of the three themes listed above. Proposals with multiple themes will not be considered for evaluation. Hence, proposals with a clear research focus of a single theme are highly preferred.
The Programme will support each proposal for a duration of up to 3 years. Funding of each proposal is between S$ 500k for the open theme and up to S$1 million for the 2 main themes (inclusive of 20% IRC) is available.
(Inclusive of 20% IRC)
Theme One: Continuous Learning AI
Theme Two: Resource Efficient AI
|Up to S$1 million|
Up to 3 years
|Open AI Fundamental Research Theme|
Up to S$ 500,000
Up to 3 years
Deadline has been extended!
AI Research Grant Call 2021 is now open from
20 August 2021 to 12 November 2021, 1800hrs (SG Time).
Guides & Documents
Latest Updates on 29 September 2021, 16:30
1. To encourage more quality proposal submissions, the submission deadline has been extended.
2. AI Singapore Programme Administrative Guidelines have been updated. Please refer to the website for access to the updated information.
• The deadline in the Grant Call timeline has been updated.
• Clause 9.2 is not applicable to AI Research Grant Call 2021.
AI Research Grant Call Application Portal is now open
AI Kickstarter Grant Call 2019
Deep Generative Modelling of Epigenomics Data
ESCAI: Efficient and Secure Collaborative AI
InnoBrain for Artificial Creativity
Reflective Intelligence Amplification: Tackling Wicked Problems Through Dynamic Search Space Exploration
Grant Call 2019
Assistive AI with Artificial Theories of Mind and Body
Explaining AI with the Right Level of Abstraction
Learning To Anticipate Human Actions That Happen In The Next One To Five Seconds Using Self-Regularised Future Content Generation For Human-Robotic Engagement
New Directions in Adversarial Machine Learning: From Theory to Applications
Noisy distributed learning on noisy data: A unified mathematical framework for dealing with arbitrary noise
Towards Improved Grammatical Error Correction
Grant Call 2018
Advancing Dense Prediction Methods for Visual Scene Understanding
Conversational Question Answering
Embedding Knowledge into Learning
Targeting High Productivity Workforces via Data-Centric Transfer Optimization in the Internet Era
Enabling Spiking Neuromorphic Computation with On‐Board Learning Through Algorithm and Hardware Co‐design
Rationalizing Deep Learning Model Decisions
PAT-AI: Privacy-Aware Transparency for AI in Singapore
One-Shot Learning: A Crucial Learning Paradigm Towards Human-like Learning
Scaling Discrete Integration via SAT and CSP
Call for AI Kickstarter Proposal
The AI Kickstarter Grant Call provides a platform for AI researchers in Singapore to explore innovative ideas which have the potential to be developed into full proposals for large-quantum grant calls. It aims to fund multi-disciplinary applications, reflecting novel ideas and visions that are under explored and/or have significant social impacts.
There is no restriction on topics. However, researchers may consider these suggested areas:
- Collaborative AI
- Life Long Learning AI
- Privacy-Aware AI
- Resource Efficient AI
- Trustworthy AI
Proposals should emphasise novel and significant contributions in methodologies and algorithms rather than domain-specific solutions.
The funding support (inclusive of 20% IRC) is up to $100,000 per proposal, for a maximum of 1-year.
Note: If your application for the grant is successful, you are expected to submit your application to the NRF Competitive Research Programme (CRP) / MOE AcRF Tier 3 and its equivalent grant calls. Otherwise, a report detailing why the initial proposed approach is not feasible, is required.
AI Kickstarter Grant Call is now closed.
For any enquiries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Guides & Documents for AI Singapore Research Kickstarter Grant Call
- Kickstarter Administrative Guidelines (12 April 2019)
- Kickstarter Application Form (29 March 2019)
- Annex A: T&C of the AISG Research Programme
- Annex B: Guidelines for Management of Competitive R&D Grants
- Annex C: Instructions to Institution’s Appointed Auditor on Financial Audit (Research)
- Kickstarter FAQs (12 April 2019)