Applications are invited from eligible Singapore applicants for the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship funded by the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC) of Singapore. These fellowships are provided to pursue postdoctoral research at the Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore (NUS).
The aim of the fellowships is to enable and encourage academically able applicants from Singapore.
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Course Level: These fellowships are available to pursue postdoctoral research.
Study Subject: These fellowships are awarded to work on a SSRC-funded research project entitled Sustainable Governance of Transboundary Environmental Commons in Southeast Asia.
Award: These fellowships will cover the followings:
- Contract tenable for 24 months, commencing in January 2018, renewable for a further 24 months on satisfactory review
- A stipend of S$5,500 per month
- Travel assistance will be provided for successful candidates from overseas.
- Singapore citizens and permanent residents are eligible for provident fund
- All salary and benefit-in-kind are subjected to taxation in accordance with local tax laws.
- There is support for research fieldwork and conference attendance (it has to be project related and subject to approval).
- Research staff at ARI should participate actively in research activities including attendance at seminars, conferences and ARI social
Numbers of Scholarships: Two fellowships are available.
The award can be taken in Singapore
Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following area for these fellowships:
- The successful candidate will be holding a PhD degree (or be awaiting conferment), research interests in a relevant area of the social or natural sciences and a record of publication (or potential to deliver in high impact journals and/or reputable publishing houses.
- He should have research experience in the areas outlined above, preferably in an Asian context.
- The candidates will join an international team of In addition to activities associated with ARI, the PDFs may wish to participate in research group meetings and departmental seminars in the Department of Geography, NUS.
Nationality: Singaporean applicants can apply for these fellowships.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must be PhD.
How to Apply: Applicants can apply via email.
- Letter of application
- Full curriculum vitae
- Academic certificates and transcripts
- A write-up, of no more than 800 words, explaining the candidate’s past research experience and aptitude in relation to the research project.
- In addition, please arrange for THREE referees, one of whom should be the PhD supervisor, to submit a confidential report on their academic standing and research directly to joinari-at-nus.edu.sg. In the subject line of the email please type Transboundary commons grant – PDF application. The referee reports should also reach us by 1 August 2017
- Please email your application and associated documents to joinari-at-nus.edu.sg by 1 August 2017. Shortlisted candidates may be called for interview, either in person or by Skype, as appropriate.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is August 1, 2017.