National Arts Council (NAC) Singapore: Research Grants

In recognition of the importance of research and to build up research capabilities in the arts, National Arts Council (Singapore) Research Grant supports research which:

  • expands knowledge of the arts and cultural sector, audiences, and policies; and/or
  • supports the documentation of and research into arts practices in Singapore.

Funding & Duration

The grant may support up to 100% of qualifying costs if the project is not funded by other sources. The grant amount for any individual, group or organisation is capped at SGD $50,000 (approx. AUD $48,000) per year, for up to 2 years.


The Research Grant is open to:

  • Singaporeans/PR who are academics, researchers, artists, and non-profit arts organisations registered with ACRA or as a society with the Registry of Societies
  • Foreign researchers who are based in Singapore (i.e. able to provide proof of employment) and/or are collaborating with a Singaporean/PR or institution/researcher

Submission Requirements & Due Date

The Research Grant is open for application all year round.

The Council requests that researchers submit an application at least two months before the research commences.

Please discuss your application with a Grants Officer prior to submission.

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