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:

Theme One: Continuous Learning AI

This theme centres on advancing the state of the art in continuous learning AI and the following are the two areas of interest:

  • Self-Supervised Learning
  • Lifelong Learning

Theme Two: Resource Efficient AI

This theme centres on advancing the state of the art in resource efficient AI and the following are the five areas of interest:

  • Learning from Small Data Sets
  • AI Understanding of Design and Creation
  • Human AI Co-Design
  • Knowledge Representation with Complex Priors or Measurements
  • Science-Inspired or Physics-Based AI Systems and Models

Open AI Fundamental Research Theme

This theme centres on advancing novel visionary fundamental AI research with significant future impact.

The proposed research to be performed in this proposal should serve as preliminary studies and validation necessary for the research team to realise their proposed long- term vision and subsequently apply to future grant funding (e.g., MOE Tier 3) with a large quantum (e.g., above S$5 million value).

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.

ThemesFunding(Inclusive of 20% IRC)Duration
Theme One: Continuous Learning AITheme Two: Resource Efficient AIUp to S$1 millionUp to 3 years
Open AI Fundamental Research ThemeUp to S$ 500,000Up to 3 years

AI Research Grant Call 2021 is now closed.

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 closed