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June 2024 Workforce Development Applied Research Fund (Singapore + Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea)

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The Workforce Development Applied Research Fund (WDARF), a national-level research fund offered by the SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (SSG), aims to foster high quality and rigorous applied research in workforce development and lifelong learning in Singapore. The research must be conducted in Singapore, and on Singapore. The grant call is open to researchers in Singapore’s Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs). Foreign institutions and researchers may partner with a Singapore institution to submit Expressions of Interest for the grant call. Collaboration partners may be based in:

  • USA and Canda
  • Western Europe
  • Australia and New Zealand
  • Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea

Proposed research must be applied research that aligns to at least one of the three Research Themes of the Grant Call 2024 and/or addresses selected Challenge Statements.

  • Research Theme A: Developing Effective Adult Learning Pedagogies, and Skills Development and Enterprise Engagement Strategies
  • Research Theme B: Facilitating Learning and Career Choices among Adult Learners
  • Research Theme C: Enhancing Employment Outcomes through Adult Learning and Skills Development
  • Challenge Statement #1: Overcoming barriers to participation
  • Challenge Statement #2: Don’t PET the CET
  • Challenge Statement #3: Digitalising adult learning
  • Challenge Statement #4: Every workplace a learning workplace

Closing date for submission of Expression of Interest is 30 July 2024.

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Grant duration :

Capped at 24 months

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Research projects must be costed appropriately and reasonably.
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Letter of inquiry:
July 30, 2024
Full application due:
September 30, 2024

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