Can I apply if I am currently based overseas (e.g. studying in an overseas university)?

Yes. However do keep in mind that your project, if selected, will be presented at a commemorative event in February 2019, so you are likely to have to be in Singapore closer to the date.

If I am a current student, can my project be part of an assignment?

Yes. You may apply for our grant to expand the possibilities or scope of your assignment or project.

What if I have already started on my project?

Projects that are already in progress will be considered on a case-by-case basis, if funding is available.

Can I apply on someone else’s behalf?

We prefer to support your own project ideas. Your ownership of your project will be an important consideration for us.

Can I submit more than one proposal?

We will accept multiple submissions from the same applicant, but strongly recommend that you focus your time and effort on developing one strong project rather than many. The steering committee will assess each project on its feasibility of execution, and select proposals at their discretion.  

Can my project be part of a larger project or campaign?

We are open to discussing this if your project meets our selection criteria and demonstrates your ownership.

What areas of Singapore history can I explore?

You are encouraged to explore less known aspects of Singapore’s past, or look at established narratives through new lenses or mediums of presentation. Think out of the box and use this as an opportunity to investigate narratives or themes you are genuinely interested in! Anything is game.

What if I don’t know where to look for documents or archival materials?

We will direct you to useful resources and persons who can help. The workshops are also intended to facilitate your research process.

Do you fund capital expenditure or the purchase of equipment or fixed assets?

The steering committee will consider such requests on a case-by-case basis. You are encouraged to include such items in your budget proposal. If successful, the organising committee will work with you on funding matters.

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