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External Grants

Year Project Title Awarded Amount
​2019 ​Is Correction Fluid? How to Make Fact-Checks On WhatsApp More Effective

Funding Agency: WhatApps
(Assoc Prof Edson C. Tandoc Jr.)
$67,617.90
​2018 Virtual and augmented reality training systems for the elderly in Singapore

Funding Agency: MOH-NMRC

Funding Agency: WDARF
(Prof Jung YounBo)
$1,319,820.00
​2018 ​Preventing obesity-related diseases from young: Evaluating the longitudinal impact of multimedia intervention in promoting self-regulation of calorie consumption in children

Funding Agency: MOH-NMRC
(Prof May Oo Lwin)
$423,055.20
​2018 Home First Study: Information Seeking Behaviour on Ageing Well

Funding Agency: Singapore Heart Foundation (SHF)

Funding Agency: AIC
(A/Prof Alton Chua)
$44,400.00
​2017 Epidemiology of Zika virus and other Aedes-borne Infections in Singapore

Funding Agency: NUS
(Prof May Oo Lwin)
$25,000.00
​2017 Evaluating the Tangible and Intangible Heritage of Shopping Centres in Singapore

Funding Agency: National Heritage Board (NHB)
(Asst Prof Liew Kai Khiun)
$58,230.00
​2017 EpiHack Colombo for Vector Borne Diseases and Dengue Surveillance in Sri Lanka

Funding Agency: Skoll
(Prof May Oo Lwin)
$220,807.58
​2017 Examining contact theory in online environments

Funding Agency:DSO
(Assoc Prof Benjamin Hill Detenber)
$248,409.20
​2017 ​Home First Study: Information Seeking Behaviour on Ageing Well

Funding Agency: AIC
(Assoc Prof Benjamin Hill Detenber)
$44,400.00


MOE Tier 1

This is an Academic Research Fund awarded by Ministry of Education (MOE). For projects under the Accountancy, Business, Humanities and Social Sciences discipline cluster, the TPV proposed should be less than $100,000 for over 3 years.

Year Project Title Awarded Amount
​2019 Fake vs. fact: The rise of fact-checking in Asia

Funding Agency: MOE, Tier 1
(Assoc Prof Edson C. Tandoc Jr.)
$56,896.00
​2019 ​U.S. Propaganda and the Cultural Cold War in Asia

Funding Agency: MOE, Tier 1
(Asst Prof Lee Sang Joon)
$59,040.00
​2018 Motivating physical activity among elderly Singaporeans: The role of fitness tracking and social context

Funding Agency: MOE, Tier 1
(Prof Richard Seyler Ling)
​$87,426.00
​2018 Science Communication on Social Media: Investigating the Roles of Spokesperson Credibility, Issue Controversy, and Discourse Civility on Public Perceptions of Science & Technology

Funding Agency: MOE, Tier 1
(Assoc Prof Shirley Ho Soo Yee)
$89,910.00
​2018 Broadening minds through intergroup contact: A test of a new scale for representative thinking

Funding Agency: MOE, Tier 1
(Asst Prof Nuri Kim)
​$79,920.00
​2018 ​Mobile gamification strategies to manage online emergence of nativism

Funding Agency: MOE, Tier 2
(Assoc Prof Arul Chib)
$602,856.00
​2018 Social responses to virtual FinTech agents: Social presence of virtual FinTech agents and its implications on people's everyday financial activities

Funding Agency: MOE, Tier 1
(Prof Kwan Min Lee)
​$99,700.00
​2018 ​‘SynBio & Singapore’: convergent research cases to prioritize public engagement and promote policy-making

Funding Agency: MOE, Tier 1
(Asst Prof Christopher L. Cummings)
​$59,460.00
​2018 ​Toward a Comprehensive Theory of Defensive Resistance in Health Communication

Funding Agency: MOE, Tier 1
(Asst Prof Kim Hye Kyung)
$58,800.00
​2017 Your Knowledge is Needed: The Other-Oriented Function of Knowledge Sharing in Online Communities

Funding Agency: MOE, Tier 1 (Asst PEE Loo Geok)
​$74,068.75
​2017 Learning Effectiveness of the Knowledge Co-Creation Approach to Ill-Structured Problems

Funding Agency: MOE, TRF
(Asst PEE Loo Geok)
$50,103.84

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