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R​ehabilitation Research Grant 4​

The Rehabilitation Research Institute of Singapore (RRIS) was established in April 2016 as a joint research institute by Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and National Healthcare Group (NHG). Located in the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine Clinical Sciences Building at the heart of the Novena Health City, RRIS serves as a focal point for scientists, engineers and clinicians to come together to discover new knowledge and to co-create solutions. 

The Ability Data project is a database of normative and patient kinetic & kinematic movement data. RRIS is building the first Asian-centric cloud-based platform to support collaborative research. RRIS invites potential applicants to participate in our RRG4 grant call to explore and contribute to the Ability Data related research.  

Eligibility Criteria 

RRG4 promotes the collaborative multi-disciplinary research work and each application must be submitted by a Clinical Lead Principal Investigator (PI) and a Technical Lead Principal Investigator (PI). Both Clinical and Technical Lead PIs must be from NTU or NHG or A*STAR. Other research team members can include co-investigators/collaborators from local/overseas institutions or private companies. In addition, composition of team members (Co-I and above) for each application should not be all from the same institution.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are invited to send their letter of intent (LOI) following the attached template (LOI form, Slides proposal, CV and budget form) to RRIS (rris.grant@ntu.edu.sg) by Friday, 17 July 2020. 

Indicative Timeline:  

​Stage 1 : Letter of Intent (LOI)​ ​
​Launch of LOI   5 June 2020​
​Deadline for Submission of LOI to RRIS  17 July 2020​
​Notification of LOI Shortlisting Outcome ​ August 2020
​Stage 2 : Full Proposal (For Invited Applicants Only​ ​
​Presentation Sessions  September 2020​
​Deadline for Submission of Full Proposal ​ October - November 2020
​Reviewed by RRIS Management ​ November - December 2020
​Notification of Award ​ December 2020
​Project Start ​  1 January 2021

Form to Download 

For further enquiries on the Grant Call, please email RRIS at rris.grant@ntu.edu.sg or Grant Secretary at huihui.liu@ntu.edu.sg

 

R​ehabilitation Research Grant 3

In 2019, RRIS, a collaboration between NTU, A*STAR & NHG, keeps moving forward & launched its third RRG grant call (RRG3) in April 2019, which marks the start of RRIS new chapter. RRG3 follows a Dual Stage Grant awarding process including the RRG3 Seed Funding and RRG3 Complement Funding. Submitted applications for RRG3 have to fall within one of the four RRIS focus themes: 

  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Quality of Life (QoL)
  • Precision Rehabilitation
  • Connected Rehabilitation
  • Advanced Technology for Rehabilitation Continuum of Care

The grant call focusing on four research tracks is to promote collaborative multi-disciplinary rehabilitation research in each track, as well as to generate new knowledge to improve rehabilitation clinical practices for the local and/or Asian population. 

In order to promote academic excellence for student training in the area of rehabilitation research, RRG3 included an NTU Research Student Scholarship (RSS) component for future PHD student training. 

After a rigorous selection by the Rehabilitati​on Selection Panel, 11 applications were selected from four research tracks for funding solely based on scientific merits. 

RRIS would like to Congratulates again to the following successful grant awardees from Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). ​ 

​​A Longitudinal Mixed Method Study on Psychosocial QOL Trajectories of First-Time Stroke Patients and Their Family Caregivers in Singapore
​Research Programmes Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Quality of Life (QoL) / RRG3-19004
​Clinical PI​ ​Dr Jimmy LEE Chee Keong ​
Psychiatrist & Senior Consultant / Chief North Region, Institute of Mental Health Assistant Professor, Lee Kong Chian Schoo​l of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University
Technical PI Prof Andy HO Hau Yan
Assistant Professor Psychology, Social Sciences & Lee Kong Chain, Nanyang Technological University​

Assistive Robotic Arm Extender (ARAE) ​
​Research Programmes Intelligent Assistive Technology(AT)​ / RRG3-19003-CG001
​Technical PI Asst Prof LUM Guo Zhan
Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University

Gait Analysis in Knee Osteoarthritis​
Research Programmes Precision Rehabilitation /​ RRG3-19002/CG001
Cli​nical PI Dr Bryan TAN Yijia
Associate Consultant, Woodlands Health Campus​​
  
Guiding Best Practice Clinical Care with In-Silico Rehabilitation and Statistical Parametric Mapping (SPM 1D) for Unilateral Chronic Hemiparetic Stroke and Trans-Tibial Amputation
​Research Programmes Precision Rehabilitation ​/ RRG3-19002​
​Clinical PI Dr CHUA Sui Geok Karen
Senior Consultant, Rehabilitation Medicine
Tan Tock Seng Hospital
​Technical PI Dr Cyril John Wil​liam DONNELLY​
Principal Research Fellow
Rehabilitation Research Institute of Singapore
  
The Healthcare Worker’s Journey Of Care And Recovery: A Qualitative Study On The Lived Experience Of Supporting Stroke Patients​ In S​ingapore’s Rehabilitation Unit ​
Research Programmes Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Quality of Life (QoL)​ / RRG3-19004-CG002
​Clinical PI: Audrey WONG Yoke​ Poh​​​​
Advanced Practice Nurse, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
​​Technical PI:​ ​​Asst Prof Michelle CHIANG Hui Ling​
Assistant Professor, School of Humanities,
Nanyang Technological University


R​ehabilitation Research Grant 2

In August 2016, the 2nd Rehabilitation Research Institute of Singapore (RRIS) Rehabilitation Research Grant (RRG2) was jointly launched by Agency for Science, Technology and Research, National Healthcare Group and Nanyang Technological University.​

The grant serves to promote collaborative rehabilitation research in order to generate new knowledge to improve rehabilitation clinical practices for the local and/or Asian population. Submitted applications for RRG2 have to fall within one of the four themes of focus for RRIS-Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Neuro-Rehabilitation, Frailty & Nutrition Management in Rehabilitation, and Advanced Technology for Rehabilitation Continuum of Care.

In order to promote academic excellence for student training in the area of rehabilitation research, RRG2 has also included an NTU Research Student Scholarship (RSS) component.

After a rigorous selection by the Rehabilitation Selection Panel, 6 applications were selected for funding based on merit.

Congratulations to the following successful grant awardees from Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) for the grant call.

Research Programmes Connected Ability Platform / RRG2-16001
Clinical PI Mr Christopher KUAH
Principal Occupational Therapist, Centre for Advanced Rehabilitation Therapeutics, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Technical PI Prof ANG Wei Tech
Executive Director, Rehabilitation Research Insititue of Singapore
Associate Professor, Sch of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and LKC Sch of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University

Device-Free Passive Tracking and Fall Detection for Home Based Rehabilitation
Research Programmes Connected Ability PlatformRRG2-16002
Clinical PI Dr KONG Keng He
Senior Consultant, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Technical PI A/Prof CHEAH Chien Chern
Associate Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University

Novel Support Surface Based on Smart Material to Alleviate Pressure Ulcer Formation During the Rehabilitation of Immobile
Research Programmes Precision Rehabilitation / RRG2-16005
Clinical PI Dr WONG Chin Jung
Consultant, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Technical PI Dr CHIAM Keng Hwee
Principal Investigator, Bioinformatics Institute, Agency for Science, Technology and Research

Virtual Integrated Therapy for Activing Living (VITAL) Health Box: A Monitoring and Motivating Companion to Reduce Frailty and Maintain Health for Older Adults
Research Programmes Connected Ability PlatformRRG2-16006
Clinical PI Dr LOH Yong Joo
Consultant, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Technical PI Prof THENG Yin Leng
Professor and Director, Centre for Health and Sustainable Cities, Wee Kim Wee Sch of Communication and Information,Nanyang Technological University

Smart Rehabilitation Exsosuits for Clinic and Home Assistance
Research ​Programmes Intelligent Assistive Technology(AT) / RRG2-16007
Clinical PI Ms NG Chwee Yin
Senior Occupational Therapist
Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Technical PI A/Prof Domenic CAMPOLO
Associate Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Assistant Chair (Research)
Nanyang Technological University

Evaluating the Clinical Utility of Speech and Motor Characteristics in Psychiatry
Research Programmes Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Quality of Life (QoL) RRG2-16009
Clinical PI: Dr Jimmy LEE
Senior Consultant / Chief , Dept of Psychosis / North Region, Institute of Mental Health
Technical PI: A/Prof Justin DAUWELS
Associate Professor, School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Nanyang Technological University


RehabilitatioResearch Grant 1

In April 2015, the 1st Rehabilitation Research Institute of Singapore (RRIS) Rehabilitation Research Grant (RRG) was jointly launched by Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), National Healthcare Group (NHG) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

Each successful application may be funded for up to S$250,000 over a period of 2 years. After a rigorous selection by the Rehabilitation Selection Panel, 7 applications were selected for funding based on merit. ​​ ​​

ACRES: An Autism Cognitive Rehabilitation Programme for Executive Functioning Skills
​Research Programmes Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Quality of Life (QoL) / RRG1-16002
Clinical PI Dr GOH Tze Jui
Principal Clinical Psychologist, Child and Adoles​cent Psychiatry
Institute of Mental Health
Technical PI A/Prof CAI Yiyu
Associate Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Deputy Director, Centre for Augmented and Virtual Reality
Nanyang Technological University

Wristbot: A Novel Device for Assessment of Proprioceptive Deficits after Stroke
Research Programmes Precision Rehabilitation​RRG1-16003​​
Clinical PI Dr CHUA Sui Geok Karen
Senior Consultant, Rehabilitation Medicine
Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Technical PI A/Prof Domenico CAMPOLO
Associate Professor, School of Medical & Aerospace Engineering
Assistant Chair (Research)
 
Exploring New Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury by Synergising Regenerative Medicine and Rehabilitation
Research Programmes Precision Rehabilitation / ​RRG1-16004
Clinical PI Dr Adela May TOW
Senior Consultant, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Technical PI Associate Professor CHEW Sing Yian
School of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering,
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University

 

Evaluating the Clinical Utility of Speech and Motor Characteristics in Psychiatry
​Research Programmes Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Quality of Life (QoL) RRG2-16009
Clinical PI: Dr Jimmy LEE
Senior Consultant / Chief , Dept of Psychosis / North Region, Institute of Mental Health
Technical PI: A/Prof Justin DAUWELS
Associate Professor, School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Nanyang Technological University

Feasibility Study of BCI-Based Adaptive Sensing and Feedback Training for Chronic Pain Management
​Research Programmes Precision RehabilitationRRG1-16013
Clinical PI Dr YANG Su-Yin
Clinical Lead, Principal Pyschologist, Pain Management Clinic
Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Technical PI Dr ZHANG Hai Hong
Lab Head, Neural & Biomedical Technology
Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R)

Multimodal Imaging of Neuroplasticity in Upper Limb Recovery with Early Increased Upper Limb
Research Programmes Precision RehabilitationRRG1-16015
Clinical PI Ms CHIN Lay Fong
Principal Physiotherapist, Rehabilitation Centre, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Technical PI Dr HUANG Weimin​
Senior Scientist, Neural & Biomedical Technology Department, Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R)

 

Mobile Robotic Assistive Balance Trainer
Research Programmes ​Intelligent Assistive Technology(AT)RRG1-16018​
Clinical PI Dr WEE Seng Kwee​
Prinipal Physiotherapist, Rehabilitation, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Technical PI Prof ANG Wei Tech
Executive Director, Rehabilitation Research Insititute of Singapore
Associate Professor, Sch of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and LKC Sch of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University


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