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Clinician Scientist Award (CSA) (Singaporeans)

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The Clinician Scientist Award (CSA) from the National Medical Research Council (NMRC) of Singapore provides salary and funding support to outstanding Singaporean clinician-scientists to enable them to carry out internationally competitive translational and clinical research, to bring bench discoveries to bedside applications. The Clinician Scientist Award (CSA) has two levels of award:

  • Investigator (INV) Category: This is for a clinician-scientist with good track records of research work and demonstrated potential to become leaders in this field. The applicant is required to nominate a mentor at the point of application.
  • Senior Investigator (SI) Category: This is for a senior clinician scientist who has demonstrated sustained, high levels of productivity and leadership in this field, and are expected to mentor junior clinician-scientists.

Applications in all research areas are invited. Applicants focusing on translation of research and innovations into healthcare in the following strategic areas (covering both expertise in technology as well as use case areas) will be prioritized:

  1. Medical Technology (MedTech), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Science and Digital Health
  2. Epidemiology, Population Health and Implementation Science
  3. Precision Medicine
  4. Healthy and Meaningful Longevity
  5. Family Medicine and Primary Care

Applicants are encouraged to collaborate with AI, Data Science and/or Technology talent where possible, and the necessary budget to engage them can be incorporated into the grant applications where needed/applicable.

For Investigator (INV) Category, the award provides up to 675,000 SGD over 3 years.
For Senior Investigator (SI), the award provides up to 1.75 million SGDover 5 years.
Both Awards include up to 30% indirect costs and between 0.5 FTE to 0.7 FTE salary support for protected time in research.

Applications close July 29, 2024.

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