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Singapore NRF Fellowships for International Students in Singapore, 2018

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is currently accepting applications for Singapore National Research Foundation Fellowship. It provides opportunities for early career researchers from all over the world to lead impactful research in Singapore.

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is an autonomous research university in Singapore. Founded in 1905 as a medical college, it is the oldest institute of higher learning (IHL) in Singapore, as well as the largest university in the country in terms of student enrollment and curriculum offered. NUS is a comprehensive research university with an entrepreneurial dimension. NUS offers a wide range of disciplines, including the sciences, medicine and dentistry, design and environment, law, arts and social sciences, engineering, and music in both undergraduate and postgraduate education.

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Applicants must be fluent in spoken & written English, with excellent communication skills.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: March 30, 2018
  • Course Level: Fellowship is available to pursue research.
  • Study Subject: This call will have two tracks:
  • Track A: Applicants in all disciplines of science and technology (Computer Science, including Infocomm Technologies and Interactive Digital Media, Engineering, Life Sciences and Natural/Physical Sciences).
  • Track B: Applicants with research experience in the field of Science of Learning (SOL). The NRF’s SOL seeks to develop a science-based understanding of the effectiveness of Singapore’s education methods, as well as develop new methods to realize better learning outcomes. Applicant’s proposals could be based on, but need not be limited to, research in the following priority areas:
    Developing neuroscience-informed interventions for translation – This refers to the development of interventions built on existing related neuroscience knowledge.
    ii. Validation of cognitive theories or interventions with neuroscientific evidence – This refers to the corroboration of existing interventions/theories with the development of new neuroscience knowledge.
    iii. Development of platform technologies as tools to support scaling of interventions with neuroscientific evidence – This focuses on methods to scale up the application of established intervention methods.
  • Scholarship Award: The Singapore NRF Fellowship offers:
  • A five-year research grant of up to SGD$3 million, inclusive of general overheads.
  • Freedom to lead ground-breaking research in any discipline of science and technology in host institution of choice in Singapore. (The award is contingent on the awardee taking on a full-time appointment in an eligible host institution in Singapore.)
  • Nationality: All nationalities
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Singapore

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Students of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

Entrance Requirements:

  • Outstanding researchers of any nationality, in their early stage of their research careers and are ready to take on their independent research, are eligible to apply.
  • Ph.D. holders with research experience in any discipline of science and technology.
  • Applicants who are already Assistant Professors or holding an equivalent position at local research institutions for more than 1 year at the point of submission (defined by the grant call closing date) would not be eligible to apply.

English Language Requirements: Fluent in spoken & written English, with excellent communication skills.

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Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Application Procedure:

  • Applications for the NRF Fellowship will be done online via the new Integrated Grant Management System (IGMS) by 20 March 2018, 3.00pm (GMT+8). The late submission shall not be accepted.
  • For local NRF Fellowship Applicants with a SingPass account, please register and login to the IGMS using SingPass login.
  • For grant proposals which are $1million and above, ODPRT has in place an optional content editing service provided by in-house scientific editors (Dr. Julian Tang, email: julian.tang-at-nus.edu.sg and Ms. Kavitha Shekar, email: dprks-at-nus.edu.sg). Please note that incorporating the changes suggested by the editors is at PI’s discretion, and is not a precondition prior to submission to the grantor. PIs who wish to tap into this service are advised to engage with our writers with your close-to-final drafts at least one week prior to the deadline. Proposals will be handled in the order of arrival.
  • Applicants shortlisted for the final rounds will be invited to Singapore for an interview by the NRF Fellowship Evaluation Panel (FEP), an international panel of eminent scientific leaders, in October 2018.

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