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Singapore Children’s Society John M. Elliott Memorial Research Grant

Singapore Children's Society hopes to encourage research projects related to family, children and youth. This includes, but is not restricted to, the following topics:

  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Childcare and parenting practices
  • Marital issues (e.g. divorce, spousal violence, etc)
  • Issues affecting service planning and provision
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Schools/ education issues
  • Other areas related to children and family

We provide grants amounting to $1,000 per study to support students pursuing research on issues related to family, children and youth at the Undergraduate and Honours levels. Applicants pursuing higher degrees (e.g. Masters, PhD, etc) may be considered for a higher quantum.

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List of Recipients

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Criteria and Guidelines

  • Students are required to conduct an original piece of research
  • The study should add to our current understanding of families, children and youth in the local setting
  • Expenses supported include transport allowances for field research, as well as material costs (e.g. duplication of survey questionnaires or purchase of research materials, etc)

How to apply

Research Grant applications are open in three windows, January to February, May to June and September to October.

To apply for the Research Grant, please complete your personal details and grant proposal in Form A and Form B respectively. Please email the completed forms and relevant supporting documents to Dr Charlene Fu at

For group applications and further enquiries, please contact Dr Charlene Fu at:

Tel: 6276 5077 
Fax: 6276 5075