Research funding

We fund research in broad areas of knowledge, which can impact social development.

In our annual funding cycle, we invite proposals from independent researchers or researchers affiliated with institutions such as centres of vital research within academic institutions, non-profit organisations, for-profit organisations, as well as the Government, in principle, which can make an impact on social development. We have supported over 150 such projects in the past seven years.

The Research Funding Programme 2021 is designed to strengthen and supplement our existing efforts in areas of climate change action; local democracy; labour, livelihoods, and employment.