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SINDA Research Fund

The SINDA Research Fund (SRF) encourages students from the institutes of higher learning (IHLs), researchers, academics and community practitioners to embark on inter-disciplinary research related to the Singapore Indian Community and provide insights on the needs of the community on the ground.

Focus Areas

& community

Studies on family, youth,
elderly and community.

& welfare

Studies on inequality, low-income households, financial assistance & mutual aid.

psychological & emotional

Studies on mental health, stress management & psychological support factors.

The above list is not exhaustive – studies may utilise other relevant or related research areas to deepen the understanding of the Singaporean Indian community’s needs and aspirations.

For an overview of the research that has been done on the Singapore Indian community thus far, please visit the SINDA Research Repository.

What does the SRF support?

We support research focusing on the Singapore Indian community's needs, empowerment and upliftment. Through SRF, SINDA hopes to bridge the gaps between community research and practices and share learnings with relevant agencies.

What is the SRF quantum?

The SRF quantum is capped at S$10,000 per research study.

Who can apply?

  • Application for the SRF is open to any individual (Singaporean or Singapore Permanent Resident) or a group of individuals or a Singapore-based group who has a research study proposal that focuses on the Singaporean Indian community.

  • Applicants should be above 18-years old and have relevant research or work experience.

  • Applicants who belong to the any of the following organisations are preferred:

    • Local institutes of higher learning (IHLs), think tanks/research institutions; and

    • Non-profit organisations (NPOs) registered with:

      • The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) is a company limited by guarantee;

      • The Registry of Societies (ROS) as a registered society; or

      • The Commissioner of Charities (COC) is a charitable trust;

  • Applicants should have a strong track record in academic research or community practice and should demonstrate a keen interest in community-related research.

How and when to apply?

The SRF call for applications opens once a year, every June. All applications should be aligned with the proposed research areas and focus on the Singapore Indian community.

Closing Date for Applications: 31 July 2023

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