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NISTH Seed Grant - Outcome

The NISTH inaugural Seed Grant:  ‘Where Tech meets Humanity’: How Humanity Survives COVID-19, was launched to seek interdisciplinary collaborative projects that measure, adopt, deploy, evaluate or develop AI, data science, robotics and autonomous systems and software combined with social science and humanities approaches.

​The grants objective is to support:

·        ​Interdisciplinary collaboration between the technical and the social sciences and humanities that have a high potential to lead to findings with societal impact;

·       feasibility studies that lead to larger scale Academic-Industry-Government collaboration aimed at the assessment and adoption of technological interventions that support countering the consequences of infectious diseases generally and COVID-19 specifically and

·       the development of a larger grant proposal in the direction of the proposed research.

After lengthy evaluation and assessment, the following proposals were awarded funding:

1.     Title: COVID-19 and Racism: Preventing Discrimination in the Age of Precision Medicine

Research Team:
Ian McGonigle
Kim Hie Lim 

2.     Title: Biomedical Reports and Social Diversity: the case of COVID-19


Research T
Shirley Sun 
Sharon Ng
Catherine Wan
Joanne Ngeow
Jeremy Lim
Ann Hui Ching
Benjamin Kuan

3.     Title: Integrating Regulatory and Migrant Perspectives of Sewage Surveillance


Research Team:
Monamie Haines
Laavanya Kathiravelu
Stefan Wuertz

4.     Title: Screening and accuracy nudging to combat misinformation on COVID-19: AI-based prototype development and pilot intervention​


Research Team:
Kim Hye Kyung
Zhang Jie
Kang Hyunjin
Edson C. Tandoc Jr​


5.     Title: Leveraging on COVID-19 on Quantifying Our Molecular Senses

Research Team:
Sierin Lim
May O.Lwin

6.   Serial Cross-sectional studies from ethics, legal and social perspectives on the adoption of TraceTogether by patients and visitors to TTSH ​

Research Team:

Hannah Yee Fen Lim
Angela Chow Li Ping


​We congratulate all the successful research teams and look forward to hearing more about ​the findings and outcomes of their projects,soon.  ​​

Details of the original Grant Call can be found HERE.​​​​​​​​

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