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AcRF Tier 1 Grant Awards

At the close of the last Tier 1 Grant Call, NTU Research Support Office (RSO) received a total 92 of proposals.  HASS submitted 32 proposals; 14 were awarded.

Table 4: AcRF Tier 1 Grant Awards 

S/N

Title of Project

Principal Investigator

Division / School

1

Tracing, Performing and Scoring as Three Dimensional Maps

Astrid Al Mkhlaafy

ADM

2

Design for and with communities: A trans-disciplinary project for social innovation

Nanci Takeyama

ADM

3

Designing Cultures: An ethnographic study of visual communication of the traditional artisans

Yeo Puay Hwa Jesvin

ADM

4

[Complexity Tier 1] Modeling Levels of Consciousness for Language Development in Infants

Helena Hong Gao

Chinese, HSS

5

Rewriting the early history of Sinaphone Cinemas in Singapore and Malaya (1926-1965)

Hee Wai Siam

Chinese, HSS

6

The Sustainable Enlightenment: Space, Place, and the Natural World in the Eighteenth-Century English Novel and Beyond

Samara Anne Cahill

English, HSS

7

An Aesthetic Analysis of the Contemporary Novelist John Banville (Literary Studies & Aesthetics)

Neil Murphy

English, HSS

8

The sociolinguistics of English in the Asian region

Kingsley Bolton

LMS, HSS

9

Theorizing the Research on Public Service Motivation (PSM): A Self-Determination Approach in an International Context

Chen Chung-An

PPGA, HSS

10

Clarifying the Neural Basis of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - A Combined Functional, Structural and Diffusion MRI study

Chen Shen-Hsing Annabel

Psychology, HSS

11

Understanding Online Ethnic Communities through Psychological and Linguistic Analysis of Social Media

Qiu Lin

Psychology, HSS

12

A Search for the Origins of Sociotechnical Vulnerability: The Case of Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Sulfikar Amir

Sociology, HSS

13

Cyberbullying and Parental Mediation Strategies: A Comparative Assessment of Children and Teenagers

Shirley Ho Soo Yee

WKWSCI

14

Modeling Clinician Interaction with a Clinical Decision Support System for Wound Management and Early Recognition of Deteriorating Patients

Khoo Soo Guan, Christopher

WKWSCI


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AcRF Tier 2 Grant Awards

We received the wonderful news recently that three of our faculty have been awarded the AcRF Tier 2 Grant Awards.

Well done!

Table 5: AcRF Tier 2 Grant Awards 

S/N

Title of Project

Principal Investigator

Division / School

1

That’s what you meant: A Rich Representation for Manipulating Meaning

Francis Bond

LMS, HSS

2

Grammar Matrix Reloaded: Syntax and Semantics of Affectedness

Frantisek Kratochvil

LMS, HSS

3

Brain changes following interventions in children with reading disability

Cao Fan

Psychology, HSS


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Other Awards

I am pleased to note that several colleagues have been awarded external research grants for their outstanding research efforts.

Congratulations to all!

Table 6: Other Awards 

S/N

Title of Grants / Awards

Principal Investigator

Division / School

1

World Monument Fund – NTU Joint R&D in "Art Conservation in Famagusta, Cyprus"

Michael Walsh

ADM

2

Leakey Foundation, USA, for "Ontogenetic and social influences on macaque stone-tool use skill development"

PI: Amanda Tan, PhD Candidate
Advisor: Michael Gumert

Psychology, HSS

3

Media Development Authority Grant for "Digital Media Literacy: Cyber Wellness of Singapore Youths and Adults"

PI: Shirley Ho Soo Yee
Co-PI: May O. Lwin

WKWSCI

4

National Medical Research Council Health Services Research Competitive Research Grant (NMRC HSR CRG) for "A Time Based Assessment of Children’s Advertising Guidelines on Child Food Consumption and Preferences in Singapore"

May O. Lwin

WKWSCI


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Changes in Research Driver

HASS Research Office has worked with RSO to effect some changes in the computation of NTU Research Driver.  Such changes, big or small, are important because they are a reflection that the University is progressively becoming more receptive of the differences in arts, humanities and social sciences.  These changes included:

  1. citation counts for psychology publications at HSS will be counted against ESI’s social science counts, instead of psychiatry/psychology counts;
  2. Book chapters will be recognised in the list of publications counting towards citation scores. LKK confirmed Google Scholars results would be accepted. Schools’ Research Offices would verify the citation counts; and
  3. On differentiating “Tier 1” and “regular” book chapters, RSO allows Tier 1 book chapters to be given a score of 6, as opposed to 2 points previously.  


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