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Title: Research Grant Funding Opportunities in AsiaPacific Region


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Research Grant Funding Opportunitiesin
Asia-Pacific Region
Research Centre for Clinical and Community
Practice Innovation (RCCCPI) Asia-Pacific
Research Symposium 1-2 July 2008
Prof David Arthur Head, Alice Lee Centre for
Nursing Studies, NUS
2
Research Grant and Funding Opportunities are
influenced by
olitical Circumstances
  • Shift of the worlds economic and political
    centre of gravity
  • E.g. China and India
  • Government directives
  • E.g. Singapore

conomic Circumstances
  • Governments relative wealth and desire to
    progress
  • research in their own country and desire to
    help poorer
  • neighbours
  • E.g. Singapore, HK, Japan, Korea,
    Philippines, Indonesia

3
Research Grant and Funding Opportunities are
influenced by
ocial and cultural practices
  • East meets west
  • Diversity and disparity

cademic Influences
  • Quality of scholars
  • Foreigners for aid or part of workforce
  • Sustainability and capacity building

4
Above all how does the motivation and finance
filter down to the work force?
5
Hong Kong and Singapore Experiences in Health
Care Research
  • Relatively small homogeneous societies
  • Government directives are clear and well
    understood
  • Faculties are generous in awarding small grants
    up to
  • A40-50K
  • Universities are generous in awarding grants up
    to A100K
  • Government has tough competitive grants
  • CERG in HK A200K
  • NMRC in Singapore A1million

6
Hong Kong and Singapore Experiences in Health
Care Research
  • Singapore has large collaborative government
    grants of
  • around S10million e.g. colon cancer
    consortium, aged care
  • Overseas talent and collaborations with
    business and
  • universities
  • Singapore is about twice as generous and this
    is reflected
  • in the health care system
  • Money goes much further in Asia RAs in poorer
    countries
  • Generous donations

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  • Public sector RD budget was more than doubled to
    13.55 billion
  • 5 billion for National Research
  • Foundation (NRF)
  • 5.4 billion for the Agency for
  • Science, Technology (ASTAR)
  • 1.05 billion for academic
  • research
  • 2.1 billion for Economic
  • Development Board (EDB) to
  • promote private sector RD

9
Five Strategic Thrusts For the National RD Agenda
  • Intensify national RD spending to achieve 3
    of
  • GDP by 2010
  • Identify and invest in strategic areas of RD
  • Fund a balance of basic and applied research
    within
  • strategic areas
  • Provide resources and support to encourage
    private
  • sector RD
  • Strengthen linkages between public and private
  • sector RD

10
Observations in China
  • China recognizes the change in health care
    demographics
  • and is embracing the need for health care
    research
  • Research funding is often through overseas
    funds and not
  • not strong in nursing who rely on overseas
    collaborations
  • and private sector
  • What about our pacific neighbours?

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