Believe that design can make a difference?
Let the Good Design Research initiative be the push you’d need to get started on the project you know is important but haven’t had the chance to grow.
Why apply to the Good Design Research initiative?
Make time to delve into applied design research to seize new opportunities in emerging global trends and gain a competitive edge.
If you are a practising designer or enterprise who is keen to design for impact through applied research and infuse innovation into your business, apply to GDR today!
How will the GDR Grant support for your project?
- Seed funding of up to S$50,000
Need resources to get started? Get funding of up to 70% of the qualifying costs capped at S$50,000 to deliver the Proof of Concept over a maximum duration of 12 months. Examples of supportable items include material costs and third-party costs for research and prototyping.
- Mentorship from industry experts
You don’t know what you don’t know. Learn and grow with advice from industry experts. Gain insights and new perspectives to refine your research process and intended impact.
- Accountability partners
Your GDR project could be a year-long marathon. Commit to making change happen with regular check-ins and presentations at key project milestones designed to help you stay on track.
Help your project to reach new audiences. Tap into potential publicity opportunities such as DesignSingapore Council’s social media channels and other platforms to showcase your project.
How to apply?
To qualify for GDR, you must fulfil the below eligibility criteria:
|Application Tracks||Eligibility Criteria|
|Enterprises||(i) Must be incorporated in Singapore for three years or more at the time of application|
(ii) The lead applicant must be a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
|Individual Designers||(i) Must be a practising designer with three years of working experience or more at the time of application|
(ii) Must be a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
Don’t meet the criteria yet? It’s not too early to start planning. Join the briefing session to learn more.
There are 3 different types of proposals you can put in:
- Submit a self-initiated proposal exploring these project tracks
- Respond to our open challenges here
- Respond to a real-world challenge statement here
Start planning to submit your application in April or October 2023!
As a guide to prepare, download the Application Kit for reference here. Please note that the kits will be updated for each grant call.
Get notified of launch dates when calls for applications launch.
Catch our briefing session for the October 2022 grant call to learn more!
|Briefing Session: Good Design Research Grant (October 2022)|
Watch Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7B0EOD3GPto
Download briefing slides here: https://bit.ly/GDR-Oct-22-Briefing-Slides
Interested to find out about past supported GDR projects?
Find out how designers are making a difference with the support of the GDR Grant here!
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For further enquiries regarding the Good Design Research initiative, please feel free to write in to firstname.lastname@example.org.