29 April 2022
Special Call for Proposals (Picture Books) [CLOSED]
Application window for the Special Call for Proposals (Picture Books) opens on 1 August 2022 and closes on 31 August 2022.
To encourage local writers and content creators to produce picture books to help young children develop literacy in English and the Mother Tongue languages (MTLs), the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism (the “Fund”) has launched a Special Call for Proposals (Picture Books). The books will add to the rich repository of language learning resources that are set in the Singapore context.
From 1 August to 31 August 2022, the Fund will invite submissions of a series of picture books (with or without text) comprising 3 to 5 titles to support young children aged 0 to 6 years develop an interest in the MTLs at an early age.
Each application for funding will be assessed based on the quality, literacy and visual merit, impact and originality. Decision of the evaluation panel is final.
SCP(PB) Virtual Briefing Session [CLOSED]
Interested applicants may register to attend any one of the virtual briefing sessions to learn more about the SCP(PB):
1. Saturday, 7 May 2022 (10 am – 12 pm), or
2. Thursday, 12 May 2022 (7 pm – 9 pm).
Limited slots available! Register here for the virtual briefing session.
Application Eligibility & Criteria
This initiative is open to individuals (Singaporeans or Permanent Residents) and organisations/institutions (Singapore-based).
Applications are subject to the following criteria:
||• A series of picture books (3 to 5 books in a series), or
• Wordless picture books (3 to 5 books in a series)
Mandatory inclusion of learning guides/conversation cues for all picture books.
||Young children aged:
• 0 to 4 years, or
• 4 to 6 years
||• Local context; local flavour|
• Original works (no translated or adapted works)
||Any one of the following:
• Chinese language,
• Malay language,
• Tamil language,
• Malay-English, or
Submission of Application Documents & Samples
Applicants are encouraged to read the Application Guide and FAQ in the virtual briefing slides carefully before submitting an application.
SCP(PB) Application Guide
SCP(PB) Virtual Briefing Slides (includes FAQ)
SCP(PB) Application Form
SCP(PB) Budget Proposal Form (Annex I)
SCP(PB) Application Checklist
For more details on submission of application documents and samples, refer to the Application Checklist and the Application Guide.
For queries or assistance, please email MOE_LKYFB@moe.gov.sg.
Press Release for the launch of the Special Call for Proposals (Picture Books) is available here.
06 May 2020
#IAmBilingualSG Call for Projects [CLOSED]
To encourage bilingualism and the learning of our Mother Tongue Languages as a living language and lifelong endeavour, the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism (the “Fund”) launched a #IAmBilingualSG Call for Projects to support the nurturing of bilingualism in young children at home.
From 6 May to 31 July 2020, the Fund will invite submissions of digital resources that are user-friendly and can help parents/caregivers engage and coach their young children (aged 0-6) in the learning and enjoyment of MTLs. The Fund has set aside S$1 million for this initiative and each successful application will receive up to S$10,000 in grants depending on the quality, complexity and creativity of their submission. On a case-by-case basis, the Fund will consider awarding higher funding amounts for more complex and substantive projects with the potential for further development.
This initiative is open to individuals (Singaporeans or Permanent Residents) and organisations/institutions (Singapore-based). Applicants may submit more than one submission as long as the content is different. Selected projects may be hosted on Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism website, its Facebook page and other social platforms.
For queries or assistance, please email to MOE_LKYFB@moe.gov.sg.
Press Release for the launch #IAmBilingualSG Call for Projects is available here.
04 January 2018
Connecting Communities & Bridging Generations Through our Mother Tongue Languages
In 2018, the Fund launched a series of short videos in its continuous drive to encourage the use of
Mother Tongue languages among Singaporeans, especially children and parents. The video series
highlights the importance of our Mother Tongue in connecting users; hearts and minds, by bringing
people closer to one another.
The series of five videos comprises:
1. A short video on how the use of Mother Tongue breaks down the language barrier between a grandfather and his granddaughter; and
2. Four testimonial videos featuring then-Minister for Education (Schools) Mr Ng Chee Meng ,and Singapore artistes,Ms Olivia Ong,Mr Shabir Alam and Mr Taufik Batisah. They talk about their
experience in learning their Mother Tongue language, and how it helped them appreciate the language and connect better with others.