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Results of the AcRF Tier 1 Grant Call Year 2016 (Call 1/2016)

HSS had submitted 21 proposals, out of which 14 proposals were awarded funding:
 

No Project Title Principal Investigator
1 Archeological Linguistics and the Prehistory of Northeast India: Reconstructing the Past through Ancient Technolgies and Practices, and Correlating the Results with Migration Histories Alexander Robertson Coupe
2 Evolutionary Moral Realism: Objective Moral Truth and the Evolution of Moral Judgment Andres Carlos Luco
3 Experimnental Study on Leaning and Expectation Formation in Macroeconomics and Finance Bao Te
4 Preparing Public Affairs (PA) Students for Future Public Service: Examining a Long-term Change of Students' Public Service Perceptions, Values, and Propensity in Singapore and the World Chen Chung-An
5 Asymmetric Responses to Oil Price Shocks and Open Economy Dual-Instrument in a DSGE Framework Chia Wai Mun
6 Narrating Death on Stage: Theatrical Illusion and the Suspension of Disbelief Daniel Keith Jernigan
7 Incidental Vocabulary Acquisition in Foreign Language Learning: The Effectiveness of Paper-based Glosses, Computer-based Glosses and E-dictionary Use
He Xiaoling
​8 ​State Capacity and Cultural Heterogeneity ​James Ang
​9 ​An Investigation into the English-language Communication Skills of University Students in Singapore ​Kingsley Bolton
​10 ​Thome Fang's Philosophy of Comprehensive Harmony ​Li Chenyang
​11​ ​Work-life Balance in Contemporary Singapore: Cross-class Comparisons ​Teo You Yenn
​12 ​Education Diplomacy and Soft Power: De-centering Diaspora Policies in the People's Republic of China ​Van Dongen Els
​13 ​Is Public Investment Productive and Efficient? ​Wu Guiying Laura
​14 ​Internal Spatial Fix and Grain Production in China: National Policy, Local Processes and Global Implications ​Zhan Shaohua


Results of the AcRF Tier 1 Grant Call Year 2015 (Call 2/2015)

HSS had submitted 11 proposals, out of which 7 proposals were awarded funding:
 

No Project Title Principal Investigator
1 Towards a New Definition of Turn Constructional Units in Conversational Interaction​ Luke Kang Kwong Kapathy
2 Understanding the Impact of Incentive Compensation, Consumption Smoothing, and Corporate Control on Asset Prices and Traders' Behaviors: A Laboratory Experimental Economics Approach
Yohanes Eko Riyanto
3 Grammatical Variations of World Chineses: Comparative Empirical Studies Based on Student Writings 
Lin Jingxia
4 Pandemics in Mao's China: Disease and Mobility between the Great Famine and the Cultural Revolution Fang Xiaoping
5 Relational Contracting in the Singapore Back Alley Banking Market
Leong Kaiwen
6 School-based Smoking Prevention Program: A Field Experiment
Margaret Maggie Triyana
7 The Deities Created by Chinese Migrant Communities, 1750 - 1950
Chen Song-Chuan


Results of the AcRF Tier 1 Grant Call Year 2015 (Call 1/2015)
 
HSS had submitted 16 proposals, out of which 8 proposals were awarded funding:
 

No Project Title Principal Investigator
1 Energy Consumption, Human Capital and Economic Growth in Asia: Theory and Evidence Chang Youngho
2 Multi-dimensional group identity and other regarding preferences: An experimental investigation
Hong Fuhai
3 School-Based Smoking Prevention Program: a Field Experiment Margaret Maggie Triyana
4 Biomaterial Matters: Historicizing the preservation of silkcraft and the production of purified silk protein in the long twentieth century Lisa Onaga
5 Conflict Management in International Business Communication: Comparing Japanese and Singaporean Conflict Orientations, Attitudes and Management Strategies Stefanie Stadler
6 Infant sleeping arrangements and mother-infant well-being in Singapore
Setoh Pei Pei
7 Understanding social ethics in a post-secular age: the new morality of lifestyle and identity Han Sam
8 Technological Innovation in a Time of Crisis: Nuclear Power After Fukushima Sulfikar Amir


Results of the AcRF Tier 1 Grant Call Year 2014 (Call 2/2014)

HSS had submitted 14 proposals, out of which 10 proposals were awarded funding:

No Project Title Principal Investigator
1 The Precursors of Reading Success: A Cross-Linguistic Study Chan Hiu Dan Alice
2 Explanatory versus non-explanatory fictions in science Ida Lina Stina Jansson
3 Seminal Ideas in Classic Confucianism Li Chenyang
4 Security Policy under Strategic Uncertainty: Behavior of Secondary Powers in the age of the East Asian Power Shifts Kei Koga
5 Earth Models and the Epistemology of the Earth's Interior Teru Miyake
6 Neural mechanism of face attractiveness adaptation via eye tracking and ERPs recordings Xu Hong
7 Theoretical approaches to the impact of extrinsic uncertainty (animal spirit; sunspots; market psychology) on inflation, price-level volatility, bank runs, welfare, voting, and economic policies Kang Min Wook
8 Tolerance of Uncertainty and Preference for Experimental or Conservative Consumption in Singapore and Japan
Kenichi Ito
 
9​

The Implications of Global Production Network

Chen Xiaoping​
10 Heterogeneous Beliefs and Social Network in Speculative Markets Chia Wai Mun


Results of the AcRF Tier 1 Grant Call Year 2014 (Call 1/2014)

HSS had submitted 32 proposals, out of which 18 proposals were awarded funding:

No

Project Title

Principal Investigator

1

Poems and Diplomacy: Cross-cultural Communication in East Asia

I Lo-fen

2

Toponymy and Language Shift: Aspects of Language Change in South-east Asia

Francesco Paolo Cavallaro

3

Economics of Social Policy

He Tai-sen

4

Using Electronic Mobile Technology to Investigate the Mechanisms of Daily Stress on Health and Recovery of Heart Patients in Marital Context

Shen Biing Jiun

5

Investigating the Neural Substrates of Verbal Working Memory in Children with Dyslexia: A Multi-modal Neuroimaging Study

Chen Shen-Hsing Annabel

6

Performing the Nation in Global Korea: Transnational Theatre

Lee Hyun Jung

7

A Comparative Ethnographic Study on Obesity and Overweight in Japan and Singapore: A Gendered and Sexualised Construction of the Body

Genaro Castro Vazquez

8

Aggregate Effects of Diabetes on Economic Development

Tang Yang

9

This Project Explores Different Copies of Four Illuminated Books by the English Poet William Blake: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, America, Europe, and The First Book of Urizen

Terence Richard Dawson

10

Constructing Failure: Tissue Culture and Tissue Transplantation in Twentieth Century Biomedicine

Park Hyung Wook

11

Structural Changes and Parameter Instability in Macroeconomics Models Using Panel Data

Feng Qu

12

Dermot Healy: A Multi-Volume Literary-Critical Research Project

Cornelius Anthony Murphy

13

Surveying Queer Cinema: Investigates the Global History of Queer Cinema - People, Films, Concepts to Producce The Queer Cinema Encyclopedia and Several Journal Articles on Specific Instances of International Queer Theory and Cinema

Brain Keith Bergen-Aurand

14

Distribution-based Learning of Speech Categories: An Intervention Study

Luca Onnis

15

Consumer Culture in Premodern Southeast Asia: Singapore and Myanmar

Goh Geok Yian

16

Merely Thinking About Money Affects Attitudes Towards Procreation

Albert Lee Kai Chung

17

Governing the Straits Settlements through Interpreter: Translation, Technology, Intertextuality

Kwan Sze Pui Uganda

18

Regionalism and the Global Higher Education Market (Re-Global): Asia and Europe in Comparison

Chou Meng-Hsuan



Results of the AcRF Tier 1 Grant Call Year 2013 (Call 3/2013)

HSS had submitted 14 proposals, out of which 5 proposals were awarded funding:

No

Project Title

Principal Investigator

1

Performances of life: the social, political, and economic contexts of biomedicine in Singapore, China, and Japan

Hallam Stevens

2

Climate Change and Food Security in the Asia-Pacific: Response and Resilience

Md Saidul Islam

3

Qiaopi and Changing Memories of the Homeland: Emigrants’ Letters, Family Ties, and Transnational Chinese Networks

Liu Hong

4

Development of Intonational Models for Malay and Singapore English

James Sneed German

 5

Academic Entrepreneurship in Singapore: A Comprehensive Evaluation

Wang Jue



Results of the AcRF Tier 1 Grant Call Year 2013 (Call 2/2013)

HSS had submitted 17 proposals, out of which 8 proposals were awarded funding:

No

Project Title

Principal Investigator

1

A Search for the Origins of Sociotechnical Vulnerability: The Case of Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Sulfikar Amir

2

Clarifying the Neural Basis of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder—A Combined Functional, Structural and Diffusion MRI study

Chen Shen-Hsing Annabel

3

Rewriting the early history of Sinophone Cinemas in Singapore and Malaya (1926-1965)

Hee Wai Siam

4

The Sustainable Enlightenment: Space, Place, and the Natural World in the Eighteenth-Century English Novel and Beyond

Samara Anne Cahill

5

Understanding Online Ethnic Communities through Psychological and Linguistic Analysis of Social Media

Qiu Lin

6

The sociolinguistics of English in the Asian region

Kingsley Bolton

7

Theorizing the Research on Public Service Motivation (PSM): A Self-Determination Approach in an International Context

Chen Chung-An

8

An Aesthetic Analysis of the Contemporary Novelist John Banville (Literary Studies & Aesthetics)

Cornelius Anthony Murphy


Results of the Tier 1 (Seed Funding) Grant Call 2013 for Complexity

Out of the 3 proposals submitted by HSS, one proposal was awarded with full funding:

No

Project Title

Principal Investigator

1

Modelling Levels of Consciousness for Language Development in Infants

Helena Hong Gao


Results of the AcRF Tier 2 February 2016 Grant Call

Out of the 8 proposals submitted to MOE, 2 proposals were awarded funding:
 

No Project Title Principal Investigator
1
A Multicentre Randomized Controlled Trial of a Novel Family Dignity Intervention
Ho Hau Yan Andy
​2 ​Cultural Orientations and Long-term Comparative Economic Development James Ang​


Results of the AcRF Tier 2 August 2015 Grant Call

Out of the 2 proposals submitted to MOE, 1 proposal was awarded funding:
 

No Project Title Principal Investigator
1
Immigration, Integration, and Social Transformation in the Pacific Rim
Zhou Min


Results of the AcRF Tier 2 February 2015 Grant Call

Out of the 6 proposals submitted to MOE, 1 proposal was awarded funding:
 

No Project Title Principal Investigator
1
New sounds to better brain health: The effects of language learning on aging
Alice Hiu Dan Chan


Results of the AcRF Tier 2 February 2014 Grant Call

Out of the 5 proposals submitted to MOE, 1 proposal was awarded funding:

No

Project Title

Principal Investigator

1

The Evolution of Cooperation, Endogenous Partner Selection and Homophily in Social Networks

Riyanto Yohanes Eko



Results of the AcRF Tier 2 August 2013 Grant Call

Out of the 3 proposals submitted to MOE, 3 proposals were awarded funding:

No

Project Title

Principal Investigator

1

Decentralized Governance/Hybrid Federalism in Asia

He Baogang

2

Acquisition of Physical Action Verbs by Bilingual Singaporean Preschoolers

Helena Hong Gao

 3

Lifespan Career Development in Entrepreneurship, Professionalism, and Leadership

Ringo Ho



Results of the AcRF Tier 2 February 2013 Grant Call

Out of the 5 proposals submitted to MOE, 3 proposals were awarded funding:

No

Project Title

Principal Investigator

1

Grammar Matrix Reloaded: Syntax and Semantics of Affectedness

Frantisek Kratochvil

2

That's what you meant: A Rich Representation for Manipulating Meaning

Francis Bond

3

Brain changes following interventions in children with reading disability

Cao Fan