In September 2011, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Biomedical Research Council (A*STAR) and National Health and Medical Research Council, (NHMRC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of general cooperation to promote and encourage research and development activities amongst researchers from Singapore and Australia.
A*STAR and NHMRC have determined that research into the use of integrative technologies, including bioinformatics, genomics (computational genomics, evolutionary genomics, functional genomics) and proteomics, to combat emerging infectious disease is a mutually benefit topic for a joint grant call.
A*STAR and NHMRC have allocated a total of up to SGD$4.5M/AUD$3.5M to support up to six collaborative research projects for up to three years duration. The amount funded for each project will be between SGD$500k/AUD$390k - SGD$1M/AUD$780k.
Outcomes of the A*STAR/NHMRC Joint Grant Call for Research on Utilising Integrative Technologies to Combat Emerging Infectious Disease
The Hon. Tanya Plibersek, Minister for Health, has approved NHMRC’s funding recommendations for the A*STAR/NHMRC Joint Grant Call for Research on Utilising Integrative Technologies to Combat Emerging Infectious Disease. Five grants have been awarded funding with NHMRC providing $1,770,951 and A*STAR providing $2,205,400.