Research Grant Funding Opportunities in Asia-Pacific Region by qdk21196

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									             Research Centre for Clinical and
             Community Practice Innovation (RCCCPI)
             Asia-Pacific Research Symposium
             1-2 July 2008



Research Grant Funding Opportunities
       in Asia-Pacific Region


               Prof David Arthur
  Head, Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, NUS
Research Grant and Funding Opportunities are influenced by:


    olitical Circumstances
    Shift of the world’s 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
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
   Above all how does the motivation
and finance filter down to the work force?
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
 A$40-50K
 Universities are generous in awarding grants up to A$100K
 Government has ‘tough’ competitive grants:
    CERG in HK: A$200K
    NMRC in Singapore: A$1million
Hong Kong and Singapore Experiences in Health Care
Research

  Singapore has large collaborative government grants of
  around S$10million 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: RA’s in poorer countries
  Generous donations +++
Public sector R&D 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 (A*STAR)
  $1.05 billion for academic
  research
  $2.1 billion for Economic
  Development Board (EDB) to
  promote private sector R&D
Five Strategic Thrusts
For the National R&D Agenda

  Intensify national R&D spending to achieve 3% of
   GDP by 2010
  Identify and invest in strategic areas of R&D
  Fund a balance of basic and applied research within
  strategic areas
  Provide resources and support to encourage private
  sector R&D
  Strengthen linkages between public and private
  sector R&D
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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