21 Jan '11, 8am

S'pore awards 11 scientists $3m each in research grants

S'pore awards 11 scientists $3m each in research grants

The Government has awarded 11 scientists research grants worth millions. -- ST PHOTO THE Government has awarded 11 scientists research grants worth millions. On Friday, the National Research Foundation (NRF) announced its fourth batch of research fellows, who will each get $3 million in funding support over five years. This is to conduct cutting-edge work in areas like developing whole new types of metal/ceramic composite materials and finding new ways to cure leukaemia. The agency's hotly-contested fellowship programme - dangling up to $3 million in funding support over five years - had drawn 174 applications from scientists hailing from prestigious institutions like the Caltech and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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