• Agency for Science, Technology and Research


Applicants must:

  • Be Singaporeans and other nationals may apply but non-Singaporeans are required to have obtained Singapore citizenship prior to commencement of the fellowship
  • Have completed a PhD within the last 4 years.
  • Possess excellent publication records.
  • Not have existing bonds to any institution.
  • Have applied or be applying for a relevant post-doctoral position at a top overseas university/ laboratory

Other requirements:

  • Applicants in the final stages of their PhD may apply for the AIF. However, their AIF award is confirmed only upon conferment of their PhD degree. 

The above eligibility criteria are not exhaustive.
A*STAR may include additional selection criteria based on prevailing scholarship policies. These policies may be amended from time to time without notice.


Scholarship Type : Post-doctoral

Course Category : Engineering, Science, Technology Read more

Course of Study : Applied Biology, Naval Architecture, Information Science, Ecology Physical Education, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biomedical Science, Science and Security, Plant Science, Applied Physics, Pure Mathematics, Materials Science, Natural Sciences (Biological), Biomedical Engineering, Health and Society, Mathematics and Statistics, Molecular Biology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Statistics, Science, Technology and Society, Decision Sciences, Applied Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Operations Research and Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Science, Financial Engineering, Applied Mathematics with Economics, Natural Sciences (Physical), Mathematics, Engineering Management, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Tissue Engineering, Information Security, Cell and Molecular Biology, Bio-Technology, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Environmental Management, Neuroscience, Forestry, Plant Physiology, Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Computational Engineering, Mathematical Methods in Social Sciences, Computer Engineering, Veterinary Science, Mechatronic Engineering, Operations Research and Information Engineering, Environmental Studies, Telecommunications Engineering, Food Science, Biochemical Engineering, Zoology, Computational Science, Biology, Biomedical Science, Life Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Natural Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Science with Dip-Ed, Physics, Plant Breeding, Soil Science, Biological Sciences, Marine Engineering, Systems Engineering, Civil Engineering, Engineering Systems, Operational Research, Horticulture, Computer Science, Physical Sciences, Arboriculture, Mathematics and Economics, Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences, Operations Research, Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Botany, Biomechanical Engineering, Computing, Mechanical Engineering with Aerospace Engineering, Urban Ecology, Information Technology, Business Analytics and Big Data, Environmental Science, Biomaterials, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Applied Chemistry, Data Analytics, Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Science, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Materials Engineering, Plant Protection, Landscape Management, Mathematics with Statistics, Plant Taxonomy, Bioengineering, Industrial Engineering, Engineering Read more

Country/Region of Study : - Read more


Expand your research experience, deepen your knowledge and form global connections that will advance your scientific career with the A*STAR International Fellowship. This scholarship fully funds your post-doctoral training at leading overseas laboratories. With this international exposure, you can connect with the global research community and build international networks. Upon completion your post-doctorate training, you will be embarking on an exciting career at an A*STAR research institute.


Successful applicants will be given the following support* for up to 2 years of overseas post-doctoral research training:

  • Monthly overseas living allowance
  • Monthly sustenance allowance, inclusive of CPF contribution (where applicable)
  • Annual return airfare
  • Other allowances including
    • Settling-in allowance
    • Computer allowance
    • Book allowance
    • Conference allowance
  • Annual personal insurance

*All rates/allowances vary according to country and university/lab, and are subject to A*STAR adjustments from time to time


Applicants must:

  • Have completed a PhD within the last 4 years.
  • Possess excellent publication records.
  • Not have existing bonds to any institution.
  • Have applied or be applying for a relevant post-doctoral position at a top overseas university/ laboratory.

As AIF awardees are required to serve in an A*STAR Research Institute after their post-doctoral training, AIF applicants should identify the relevant Research Institute in which they will work during their service commitment period, and engage the Research Institute Executive Director and prospective supervisor prior to their AIF application. 

This is to ensure better alignment of AIF applicants' research interest and post-doctoral training to the Research Institute's needs and goals.


Upon completion of the post-doctoral research training, scholars will return to Singapore and contribute A*STAR's Research Institute for three (3) years.