Research Funding Schemes

Academic Qualification Funding

The AQF scheme provides financial assistance up to a maximum of S$25,000 per annum per person to support studies leading to PhD level academic qualifications. The purpose of the AQF scheme is to assist members of staff in the undertaking and realisation of high-level academic-theoretical or practice-based research activities that lead to the obtaining of academic qualifications at Doctoral / PhD level.


Ang Xinwei (F/DE): PhD (Architecture & Design) / RMIT University, Melbourne

Nadya Wang (F/DE): PhD / Courtauld Institute of Art / University of London

Damaris Carlisle (F/FAMCI): Doctor of Education (EdD) / University of Western Australia

Ronald Lay (F/FAMCI): Doctor of Education (EdD) / University of Western Australia

Malar Vili Nadeson (LIB): Doctor of Education – Higher Education (EdD) / University of Liverpool

Circe Henestrosa (F/DE): PhD Research Degree Programme / University of the Arts London, London, London College of Fashion, Centre of Fashion Curation

Chris Shaw (F/FAMCI): PhD in Design Education / The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Design

Charles Maideen (F/FAMCI): PhD / Nanyang Technological University, School of Art Design & Media

Elizabeth De Roza (F/PA): PhD / Goldsmiths College, Theatre and Performance Department