Tay Meng Art & Mind Residency Programme 2022

MAE Art & Mind - Grant Call 2022

MAELab’s Tay Meng Art & Mind Residency Programme recognises the integration of arts and mental health as an emerging yet fast establishing the interdisciplinary field. Opening avenues for discussion and expanding understanding of the various intersections of arts and mental health, this grant empowers both professionals, students, artists, and/or academics to delve into new pilot projects. Ultimately, MAELab hopes to bring translational research into the community. This year’s grant looks to award three professional and two student category recipients.

This year’s MAELab Art & Mind Grant Call has been expanded with a generous donation by Dr Tay Miah Hiang in honour of Mr Tay Meng. Three recipients will be awarded in the name of the Tay Meng Art & Mind Residency Programme.

Research themes

MAELab’s Art & Mind Grant is open to all research themes that focus on the integration of artistic and mindfulness/ mental health components with strategic consideration for applications which focus on the following priority areas:  

  • Emotional Resilience  
  • Youth Mental Health 
  • Ageing Well among Elderly 
  • Nature and Mindfulness

The Successful Proposal stands to receive

Professional Category

$12,000 in Funding and an additional $2,000  honorarium for successful publication of evidence-based research (subject to meeting publication requirements of Impact Factor 1.5 and above)

Student Category

$4000 in Funding and an additional $500 if it leads to the successful completion of a school-based academic thesis/ final year project.

Submission Requirements

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Completed Budget Form for the usage of the Grant
  3. Literature review on the field/medium selected 
  4. CVs of team members involved

Relevant Documents


MAELab’s Art & Mind Grant is open once a year.

Announcement of Open Call : 19th August 2022

Applications Close On : 3rd October 2022

Annnouncement of Open Call:

19th August 2022

Applications Close On:

3rd October 2022

*Interested applicants are required to fill up the application form provided and send it and all supporting materials to pcmv15@nus.edu.sg by 3rd  October 2022, 2359 (SGT). Please include the submission category (professional/student) in the subject line of the email. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Outstanding information about team members/collaborators that cannot be submitted with the application must be submitted once available.