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Grants and Fellowships

Grants and Fellowships


The One Health Antimicrobial Resistance Research Programme (OHARP) is jointly funded by the Ministry of Health (MOH); National Environment Agency (NEA); National Parks Board, (NParks); PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency; and Singapore Food Agency (SFA). It is administered by the National Centre for Infectious Diseases to support One Health antimicrobial resistance (AMR) research across the human, animal, food and environmental sectors in Singapore.

The objective of the OHARP is to steer the national One Health AMR research agenda; commission multi-disciplinary and multi-sectorial studies that will impact Singapore's AMR policies and interventions; foster partnerships with academia and harness their expertise to find One Health solutions; and promote synergies and opportunities for collaboration between sectors.

The OHARP grant calls have closed. The list of awarded projects from 2021 – 2022 are listed below. Funding has been awarded to the following research studies: 

Principal InvestigatorA/Prof Angela Chow
Project TitleThe VALUE of Companion SteWARdS: Understanding the facilitators and barriers to appropriate antibiotic prescribing in veterinary clinics for companion animals in Singapore
InstitutionTan Tock Seng Hospital
Year of Award2021


Principal InvestigatorA/Prof Yann Boucher
Project TitleThe St-John's Island Resistome (SIR) project: a tractable microcosm of antibiotic resistance transmission across One Health domains in Singapore
InstitutionNational University of Singapore
Year of Award2021


Principal InvestigatorA/Prof Wee Hwee Lin
Project TitleThe socioeconomic impact of antimicrobial resistance in Singapore: A One Health perspective
InstitutionNational University of Singapore
Year of Award2022


Principal InvestigatorA/Prof Andrea Kwa
Project TitleUnderstanding the transmission of CTXM ESBL genes between different One Health reservoirs
InstitutionSingapore General Hospital
Year of Award2022


Principal InvestigatorProf Hu Jiang Yong
Project TitleCo-selection and Horizontal Gene Transfer of AMR in Aquaculture and AMR Transmission to Animals
InstitutionNational University of Singapore
Year of Award2022



OHARP Grant Documents

Terms & Conditions; Policy Documents

Post Award Forms

Claims Forms; Budget Projection Template

Reporting Forms


For enquiries on OHARP, please email

The NCID Catalyst Grant, funded by the Ministry of Health, Singapore and administered by NCID, aims to encourage inter-institutional collaborative research projects, workshops and exchanges in the fields of infectious diseases and public health, between new Principal Investigators and researchers of academic institutions and hospitals. The NCID Catalyst Grants are intended to facilitate strategic and innovative clinical and public health research in infectious diseases within Singapore and the region.

The list of awarded projects from 2018 grant call onwards are provided as below:

​2022 Grant Call​ ​
Project Title
Principal Investigator​Host Institution​

Factors involved in the Prescription of Antimicrobials Amongst Primary Practitioners for Urinary Tract Infections

​Dr Wilnard Tan Yeong Tze

National Centre for Infectious Diseases

​A mobile app based serious game to increase public awareness of appropriate antibiotic use in the community

​Dr Huang Zhilian

​National Centre for Infectious Diseases

​Identification and characterisation of drug resistant SARS-CoV-2 isolates from COVID patients on antiviral therapy

​Dr Conrad Chan En Zuo

​National Centre for Infectious Diseases

​Comparative phylogenomics to understand diversity, population structure and antimicrobial resistance in the Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC)

​Dr Jeanette Teo

National University Hospital

​Investigating the ability of rifabutin to address inducible macrolide resistance in clinical isolates of Mycobacterium abscessus

​Dr Dinah binte Aziz

National University of Singapore

​Prevalence and impact of antibiotic resistance among preterm infants with sepsis: a population-based cohort study

​Dr Goh Guan Lin

KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital

​Breaking down the bacterial cell wall to identify new antibiotic targets

​Dr Qiao Yuan

Nanyang Technological University

​Characterizing a hypothetical protein involved in the programmed cell death of human malaria Plasmodium falciparum

​Dr Su Tran To Chinh

Bioinformatics Institute, A*STAR

​Elucidation of serotype-specific dengue virus-human interactions to identify druggable targets for host-directed antiviral therapeutics

​Dr Alvin Tan Min Jie


​2021 Grant Call

Project Title

Principal Investigator​

​Host Institution

Investigation of etiology and immunopathology of persistent inflammatory tissue damage in patients with previous COVID-19 infection (post mortem study)

​Dr Chan Yu Kit

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Sex worker risks and vulnerabilities in Singapore: A natural experiment to establish frameworks for HIV/STIs prevention in a post-COVID-19 era

​Dr Lee Pei Hua

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

A demonstration study to assess feasibility and acceptability of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) delivery, PrEP telehealth, and effectiveness of a sexually transmitted infections counselling service for young men who have sex with men in Singapore

​Dr Wong Chen Seong

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Serology Response following COVID 19 vaccination amongst inflammatory bowel disease patients on immunomodulator and/or biologic

​Dr Ennaliza Salazar

​Singapore General Hospital

Integrated next-generation sequencing and typing pipeline for carbapenemase-encoding plasmids in real-time (PlasmidSeq-RT)

Dr Karrie Ko

​Singapore General Hospital

Polymyxin B Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in Singapore

​Dr Kelvin Goh

​Singapore General Hospital

Evaluation of Spiral Microfluidic (SM) for Early Identification of Bloodstream Infection (BSI) Pathogens with MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry (MS)

​Dr Ngow Yeen Shian

Singapore General Hospital

Dissecting Immune mechanisms involved in COVID-19 vaccine hypersensitivity reactions (HSR)

​Dr Lim Xin Rong

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

​2020 Grant Call
Project Title
Principal Investigator​
Host Institution

The truth about antibiotic-taking behaviours

​Dr Elaine Lum

DUKE-NUS Medical School

Airborne transmission of seasonal coronaviruses

​Dr Martin Linster

DUKE-NUS Medical School

Barriers and corridors of gene flow in mosquito-borne disease transmission

​Dr Nalini Puniamoorthy

National University of Singapore

Prevalence and profile of carbapenem-resistant hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae in Singapore public hospitals from 2015 to 2018

Dr Vanessa Koh

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

The roles of citrullinated Histones H3 and peptidylarginine deiminase 4 on cardiac dysfunction in Dengue virus infection

​Dr Andrew Teo

Nanyang Technological University

Stigma and discrimination as factors in late diagnosis and treatment presentation for people living with HIV

​Dr Ritu Jain

Nanyang Technological University

Environmental contamination with drug-resistant Candida spp. and its role in occult hospital transmission

​Dr Chew Ka Lip

National University Hospital

Ecological Investigation of Emergence of Antimicrobial Resistant Bacteria in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Dr Low Jia Ming

National University Hospital

​2018 Grant Call

Project Title

Principal Investigator​

Host Institution​

A prospective study on the transmission dynamics of E coli ST131 in the community

​Dr Mo Yin

National University Hospital

Tweaking everyday objects to prevent the spread of AMR

​Dr Jean Sim Xiang Ying

​Singapore General Hospital

Paving the Way for Personalized Medicine in Infectious Diseases – A multi-systems approach

​Jocelyn Teo

Singapore General Hospital

For enquiries on NCID Catalyst Grant, please email

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