Believe that design can be a positive tool for change?
Get support from the Good Design Research (GDR) initiative to drive innovation through design.
Why apply to the Good Design Research initiative?
Experiment and innovate to make an impact with design through support from the Good Design Research (GDR) 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 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
How will proposals be evaluated?
An Evaluation Panel comprising industry experts will assess each proposal using this criteria: https://bit.ly/GDR07-Evaluation-Criteria
For full details, please refer to the Application Kit.
Interested to apply for the Good Design Research Grant? Apply for GDR by 12 June 2023, 12pm!
For more information on applying, download the Application Kit below to guide you through the process.
1. Information Kit
2. Frequently Asked Questions
3. Sample Application Form
Download our briefing slides to learn more!
|Download briefing session slides here.|
Interested to find out about past supported GDR projects?
Find out how designers including Spatial Anatomy, STUCK Design and Lim Shu Min are making a difference with the support of the GDR Grant here!
Other Useful Information
- Strengthen your project with our Resource Partners
- Find out more about our Evaluation Panel
For further enquiries regarding the Good Design Research initiative, please feel free to write in to firstname.lastname@example.org.