2016 Projects leaders awarded will be notified in 2017 with related details and process to follow in order to be supported.


This funding programme is jointly managed by:


PHC Merlion

2015 Merlion programme Edition

(2016 & 2017 Grant)

This year call we received 49 joint applications :
• 7 Workshops, 40 Projets and 2 PhDs
• 11 research proposals has been supported (2015 Merlion) with 11 Merlion projects, 2 Merlion Workshop

2014 Merlion programme Edition

(2015 & 2016 Grant)

This year call we received 67 joint applications :
• 54 Merlion Projects, 9 Merlion Workshop and 4 Merlion Ph.D
• 14 research proposals supported (2014 Merlion) with 10 Merlion projects, 2 Merlion Workshop et 2 Merlion Ph.D

Merlion Project
• Spaces of analytic functions and their operators (1.04.14)
o Laboratoire Paul Painlevé – UMR CNRS 8524
o School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS) – NTU
• Doing higher education regionalism: the role of research and university administrators in achieving global excellence (10.02.14)
o Lille Center for European Research on Administration, Politics and Society (CERAPS) – Université Lille 2
o Public Policy & Global Affairs – NTU
• Visualizing the Nanoscale Light-matter Interactions of Single and Self-assembled Shape-Controlled Silver Nanoparticles using Cathodoluminescence Hyperspectral Spectroscopy (2.04.14)
o Laboratoire de Physique des Solides – CNRS UMR8 8502
o School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences – NTU
• Unravelling the luminescence fundamentals of noble metal nanoclusters (5.07.14)
o Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal – CNRS UPR 8641
o Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering – NUS
• Electrospun nanofibers for intervertebral disc annulus fibrosus repair (6.01.14)
o Center for OsteoArticular and Dental Tissue Engineering Dental School – INSERM U791
o School of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering – NTU
• Automatic Analysis Tools For Diabetic Macular Edema Detection From Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (6.05.14)
o Laboratoire Electronique Informatique et Image – UMR CNRS 6306
o Singapore Eye Research Institute – SERI
• Nuclear envelope as a microtubule organizer (6.06.14)
o Center of Research in Myology – UPMC
o Nuclear Dynamics and Architecture – A*STAR
• Understanding the impact of catheterization and infection on host immunological response and microbial colonization (6.09.14)
o Immunobiologie des cellules dendritiques – Institut Pasteur
o Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering – NTU
• Role of TP53 mutations in DNA methylation aberrations in cancer cells (6.10.14)
o Institut de Biologie de l’École Normale Supérieure de Paris (IBENS) – CNRS UMR819
o Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI) – NUS
• Statistical Models and Methods for Urban Air Pollution Forecasting using Participatory Sensing (7.04.14)
o Laboratoire d’Automatique, Génie Informatique et Signal – LAGIS UMR CNRS 8219
o Sense and Sense-Ablities (S&S) / I2R – A*STAR

Merlion Workshop
• Mathematical Tools of Information Theoretic Security (7.01.14)
o Georgia Tech-CNRS UMI 2958
o Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Department of Mathematics – NUS
• SMU-ESSEC -Dauphine Workshop: Frontiers in Systemic Risk Measurement: Using Massive Data, Facing non-stationarity, Looking for Structure (9.01.14)
o ESSEC Research Center
o Singapore Management University

Merlion Ph.D
• Geometrical induction of cell polarity, EMT and Its role in collective migration of epithelial cells (2.02.14)
o Institut Jacques Monod – Université Paris 7
o Nano Biomechanics Lab – NUS
• Application of Random Matrix Theory to Massive MIMO Communication Systems (7.06.14)
o Engineering Product Development – SUTD

2013 Merlion programme Edition

(2014 & 2015 Grant)

This year call we received 61 joint applications :
• 48 Merlion Projects, 9 Merlion Workshop and 4 Merlion Ph.D
• 13 research proposals supported (2013 Merlion) with 9 Merlion projects, 2 Merlion Workshop, 2 Merlion Ph.D

Merlion Project
• Droplet Lasers Coupling for Information Processing Networks (2.02.13)
• Valorization of lignin for fuels and chemicals via hydrogenolysis over advanced nanoparticle catalysts (4.03.13)
• Organometallics for molecular plasmonics (4.04.13)
• Detection of bacteria in water using plasmonics and nanostructures enhancing sensitivity (5.08.13)
• Tensile forces in cell fate choices (5.14.13)
• Antibody-enhancement (ADE) in Chikungunya virus infection and its implications for therapeutics (5.16.13)
• Preclinical investigation of gold nanoparticles for plasmonic photothermal therapy of renal cell carcinoma (8.03.13)
• Rehabilitation for Pakinson’s Disease with Robotic Mobility Aids (8.08.13)
o NUS-UPMC-Hope Technik
• Two Algorithmic Issues of phylogenetic networks (9.02.13)

Merlion Workshop
• Advanced concepts & technologies for THz applications (2.04.13)
o NTU-UPMC-Thales
• Developing Metabolomics Platform Technologies through Singapore-French Research Alliance (5.04.13)

Merlion Ph.D
• Momentum Signatures of Anderson Localization (2.01.13)
• Laser induced radiation effects in microelectronic devices (8.02.13)

2012 Merlion programme Edition

(2013 & 2014 Grant)

This year call we received 75 joint applications :
• 53 Merlion Projects, 15 Merlion Workshop and 7 Merlion Ph.D
• 11 research proposals supported (2012 Merlion) with Merlion projects, 2 Merlion Workshop, 3 Merlion Ph.D