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Singapore-Stanford Biodesign Fellowship for Singapore Citizens, 2014

Singapore-Stanford Biodesign announces SSB Fellowships. The fellowships are offered for individuals with a strong interest in Asian medical device innovation. Priority will be given to Singapore citizens or Permanent Residents. Successful applicants should have advanced degrees (e.g. Master, Ph.D., M.D., M.B.B.S.) and/or significant industry work experience. Each SSB Fellow is required to work in Singapore for 2 years, right after completion of the fellowship.

Study Subject(s): The Fellowship is offered in the field of Biodesign.
Course Level: The is a fellowship programme of 12 months and begin in January 2014. Six months will be spent at Stanford University and thereafter six months in Singapore.
Scholarship Provider: Singapore-Stanford Biodesign.
Scholarship can be taken at: USA and Singapore.

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Eligibility: Singapore-Stanford Biodesign are looking for individuals with a strong interest in Asian medical device innovation. Priority will be given to Singapore citizens or Permanent Residents. Successful applicants should have advanced degrees (e.g. Master, Ph.D., M.D., M.B.B.S.) and/or significant industry work experience. Candidates will be judged in terms of their potential to become leaders in biomedical technology innovation, including demonstrated potential in creativity and invention.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Priority will be given to Singapore citizens or Permanent Residents.

Scholarship Description: The SSB Fellowship will offer intensive hands-on training on medical device innovation, with a focus on Asian clinical needs and markets. The SSB Fellows will be trained on aspects such as identification and verification of clinical needs, brainstorming, invention, prototyping and business plan development, under a multidisciplinary team setup comprising of engineers, clinicians and business/industry professionals. They will also learn patenting basics, early-stage testing, regulatory and reimbursement, financing and project implementation.The full-time SSB Fellowship will last for a period of 12 months and begin in January 2014. Six months will be spent at Stanford University and thereafter six months in Singapore. The SSB Fellows will examine clinical needs within the Singapore and/or regional clinical setting and identify opportunities for medical technology innovation. They will then invent, prototype, develop and patent one or more new technologies. During the Fellowship, the team will also be mentored by “real-world” experts from the medical technology industry both in the United States and Singapore.

Number of awards: A total of 4 Fellows will be selected for 2014.

Duration of awards: The full-time SSB Fellowship will last for a period of 12 months and begin in January 2014.

What does it cover? The SSB Fellows will receive stipend, tuition and international travel support.

Selection Criteria: Candidates will be judged in terms of their potential to become leaders in biomedical technology innovation, including demonstrated potential in creativity and invention.

How to Apply: To apply for the SSB Fellowship 2014, download and complete the application form. Specific application instructions are available on the application form. Please submit the completed application and required documents ssbenquiry at scei.a-star.edu.sg.

FAQs on fellowship application are available HERE.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The scholarship application deadline is 17 May 2013.

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