AGENCY

  • Agency for Science, Technology and Research

ELIGIBILITY

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 DETAILS

Scholarship Type : Post-doctoral

Course Category : Engineering, Science, Technology

Course of Study : Applied Biology, Naval Architecture, Information Science, Ecology Read more

Country/Region of Study : -


Details:

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.

VALUE OF AWARD

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

QUALIFICATION

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.

BOND PERIOD

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