Humanities and Social Science Seed Funding

Humanities and Social Science Seed Funding

We are excited to share that we have been awarded the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Seed Funding for 1/2021 for our project “Broader Views of Intelligence: Rethinking Our Approach to Educational Inequality”.

Our lab will collaborate with the Mindsets and Motivation lab (PI: Dr O’Keefe) at Yale-NUS to uncover a new student-centric approach to education – by broadening parents’ and students’ perception of intelligence. By holding a more inclusive view of intelligence, students can be encouraged to pursue their passions and leverage on their strengths to identify careers that they will thrive in, thereby maximizing personal work performance and well-being. In addition, orchestrating a mindset shift on a societal level can help to forge a nurturing environment for socioeconomically disadvantaged students to learn, by allowing them to realize that they possess non-academic strengths that are valuable to society.

We thank NUS for the generous support and look forward to carrying out this exciting research!

Urban Solutions and Sustainability Integration Fund

Urban Solutions and Sustainability Integration Fund

We are delighted to share that we have been awarded a Tier 1 grant of S$1,639,920.00 from National Environment Agency (NEA), Singapore! Titled “On-Site Pilot Trial Using Anaerobic Digestion of Food Waste for Energy and Resource Recovery at East Coast Lagoon Food Village”, our project will support NEA’s work on improving sustainability in the community!

This project is a multi-disciplinary collaboration with the Biomimetic Materials and Systems Lab (PI: A/P Tong Yen Wah) . With Lile as Co-Investigator and Team-Lead in Behavioral Intervention, our lab will be in charge of designing and implementing a field behavioural intervention in a famous hawker in Singapore, the East Coast Lagoon Food Village. Through the intervention, we aim to change the behaviour of three groups of people: the hawkers, the cleaners, and the diners, to encourage the separation of food versus non-food waste.

We thank NEA for their generous support and hope that the behavioural science insights can facilitate the functioning of the new technology in waste processing and recycling!

The Workforce Development Applied Research Fund

The Workforce Development Applied Research Fund

In collaboration with ALSET (Institute for Application of Learning Science and Educational Technology), National University of Singapore, the SPUR lab has received funding from the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL), SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (SSG) to design and test an online intervention to engage working adults with career development and strategic use of  SSG resources.

We thank IAL and SSG for the generous support & we look forward to working closely with ALSET to implement this exciting research!