20 Postdoctoral Fellowships for ASEAN Scientists 2021, Singapore

Publish Date: Jul 18, 2021

Deadline: Nov 30, 2021



The ASEAN Fellowship Programme aims to attract bright postgraduate researchers from ASEAN countries to Singapore research institutions for a 2-year long fellowship. The programme is administered by three academies in Singapore - the Singapore National Academy of Science (SNAS), together with the Academy of Medicine Singapore (AMS), and the Academy of Engineering Singapore (AES) - and funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF). It involves the participating host institutions, including Singapore universities and research institutions such as A*STAR, and candidates aligning to agreed fields of research (science, medicine, engineering, and computer science). 

Fellowship Support

  • A monthly stipend ranging from S$ 4,000 to 6,500. The exact figure will depend on the experience and performance of the Fellow.
  • An additional S$ 4,000 will be provided for overseas travel over the 2-year long fellowship period.
  • Access to professional development opportunities (events, seminars and training programmes). 
  • Opportunities to learn more about Singapore and to foster stronger ties and partnership between ASEAN fellows and Singapore.


  • Citizenship: Applicants must be citizens of an ASEAN country (not including Singapore).
  • Degree: Applicants must have a PhD Degree from a reputable institution.
  • Age limit: Applicants should not be more than 40 years-old at the time of application.
  • Language: Applicants must be fluent in written and oral English.

*We encourage diversity and welcome all eligible applicants, regardless of gender, culture, ethnicity, religion or any other demographics. 

Documents Required for Application 

  • Application Form
  • Research Proposal (no longer than 2 pages) developed in consultation with the host professor(s) / PI(s) at the Singapore University.
  • Host professor / PI’s in-principle approval with his/her official email ID.
  • Certified copies of diplomas and transcripts.
  • Two recommendation letters from referees (e.g. current / past supervisors, collaborators etc.) stating your suitability for this fellowship. The letters should be submitted directly by your referee. 

Review Criteria

  • Applicant’s training, aptitude and experience: Academic qualifications, performance, relevant experience, aptitude to benefit from the fellowship program and the ability to add value after his / her return home.
  • Relevance and Quality of the Research Proposal: The proposal must be well-designed, innovative and the stipulated outputs must be achievable during the fellowship tenure.
  • Personal Qualities: The applicant should continue to practice science after completion of this fellowship and contribute to scientific advancements through various means, including formal education, science promotion / application or policy-making, for a better and stronger ASEAN nation. He or she must be someone who values ASEAN collaboration and will strive to foster strong bonds between academic bodies in the region. 

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