Grant call for Research Proposals in Urban Mobility

LTA’s aim is to make Walk, Cycle, Ride (WCR) the preferred way to travel, support an easier and more inclusive WCR experience, and create a better quality living environment through our land transport system.

To help achieve these goals, LTA will be launching a grant call that will be open to proposals in any area of urban mobility, with up to five years of funding support.  The focus will be on use-inspired research proposals that have significant potential for scientific breakthroughs and are also of potential relevance to Singapore in the future.

Eligibility Criteria

The call is open to all R&D organisations in Singapore including publicly funded institutes of higher learning (IHLs), not-for-profit research institutions (RIs), public sector agencies, companies and company-affiliated research entities.  The Lead Principal Investigator will be required to have a minimum time commitment of 9 months per year in Singapore. International parties can participate as collaborators.

How to Apply?

All proposals must be submitted through NRF’s Integrated Grant Management System (IGMS) ( More details on the grant call can also be downloaded from the IGMS. Submission for all proposals must follow the full proposal Guidelines and should only be in Word, Excel or PDF formats. 

Proposals will be selected through a single-stage process and evaluated based on i) potential for impact, ii) strength of project execution, and iii) technical competency of the team.  Shortlisted proposals will be invited to revise and present to the Technical Evaluation Panel (TEP).

Proposals should cover the objectives, proposed approach and project execution plan. This would include explaining and quantifying the outcomes that could be achieved with the proposed research area.

Submission Deadline

Submission of proposals for this Open Call commence on 19 Dec 2018 (Wed), 1200hrs. The deadline for submission is 25 Feb 2019 (Mon), 1200hrs.

For further enquiries on this Open Call, please email LTA at

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