Heritage Research Grant

The Heritage Research Grant (HRG) aims to encourage institutes of higher learning (IHLs), think tanks, heritage NGOs, academics and researchers to embark on heritage-related research for the documentation and preservation of Singapore’s heritage and its connectivity to the region.

The 01/FY2023 HRG Grant Call is open for application between 20 January to 20 March 2023. There are two grant calls a year for the HRG.

What does the Grant support?

HRG funding quantum is capped at S$150,000 per research project, and the grant supports research costs including manpower costs, costs associated with conducting fieldwork, as well as any indirect/ancillary research costs charged by the applicant’s institution. For 1-year projects, the maximum quantum is S$75,000.

Research Themes for the Grant Call

There are five research topics for the 01/FY2023 HRG Grant Call, namely Singapore Pre-History and History; Intangible Cultural Heritage; Tangible Heritage; Ethnic Heritage; and Comparative Studies of Singapore and Southeast Asia. Please refer to the table here for detailed information on the research topics.

Who is the Grant for?

The HRG is open to academics and researchers from or endorsed by:

  1. Local institutes of higher learning (IHLs), think tanks / research institutions; and
  2. Non-profit organisations (NPOs) registered with:
    • The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) as a company limited by guarantee;
    • The Registry of Societies (ROS) as a registered society; or
    • The Commissioner of Charities (COC) as a charitable trust

Applicants should have a strong track record in academic research and demonstrate a keen interest in Singapore’s heritage.

For more information, please refer to Heritage Research Grant Application Guidelines.

Applicants may also wish to consult the list of successful Heritage Research Grant Projects in FY15-22.

How and when to apply?

There are two cycles of HRG Grant Call opening in January/July every year, each window opens for 2 months for applications. All applications should be aligned to the above research themes.

Start of

Grant Call

Closing Date

for Application


of Results

Projects Starting


20 January 2023

20 March 2023

Mid to late June 2023

July to August 2023

 July 2023  September 2023  Mid to late December 2022  January to February 2023

To apply, please refer to the Heritage Research Grant’s profile on the OurSG Grants portal. All applications must be submitted onto the OurSG Grants portal no later than 20 Mar 2023.

Applications are only accepted through the OurSG Grants portal via your IHL/NGO’s Corppass account. If you require more information about Corppass, please see here or go to the link to portal’s Q&A.

You may wish to see this list for the past awarded HRG projects.

Who may I speak to for assistance?

If you have any queries or wish to discuss your application, you are welcome to contact the HRG Secretariat through email at or call 6015 8993.

If you have any queries to apply via OurSG Grant portal, please go to the link here for more information.