Thank you for your interest in The Future of Our Pasts! We are looking out for projects that explore any area of Singapore History, presenting historical narratives using creative mediums.

Do look at the submission guidelines below, and send in your proposals by 30 June 2017 to be considered for selection.


Selected projects will be supported with up to $20,000. All teams are required to submit a comprehensive budget along with your proposals, which will be reviewed by the selection committee.


All students and recent graduates aged 18 to 30, from all disciplines are eligible to apply. Both individual and group applications are welcome.


Proposals will be reviewed by a steering committee comprising faculty members from Yale-NUS College, National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

**The selection criteria below is not an exhaustive list, but we recommend that it be used as a guide when preparing your proposals.

1. Contribution to Singapore History

All projects must be related to Singapore history. Participants are encouraged to examine a variety of historical narratives: this includes reinterpreting mainstream narratives or exploring less known aspects of Singapore’s past.

2. Presentation Format

A variety of outputs will be considered. Participants are encouraged to use non-traditional mediums of presentation (e.g. film, documentary, photography, theatre, visual art, installations, writing, music, dance, app-directed walking tours, multimedia, interdisciplinary projects, etc.), and choose the most suitable format for the stories they wish to tell.

3. Feasibility

All projects must be completed by 31 December 2018 or earlier.

4. Use of Social Media and Technology

Participants are encouraged to utilise appropriate channels and technologies to isseminate their project findings, publicise their projects and engage with the public.


Please complete and submit the application form along with supporting documents, if any. All forms must be submitted via email by 30 June 2017. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.