Institute for Adult Learning Research Grant for Doctoral Studies

Publish Date: Mar 25, 2016

Deadline: May 31, 2016

Institute for Adult Learning Research Grant for Doctoral Studies

IAL is offering Research Grants to Singapore Citizens pursuing Doctoral Studies that are related to Singapore’s Continuing Education and Training (CET) sector as part of its commitment to develop deep knowledge and research expertise in the local CET Sector. Grant awards each valued at up to $100,000 will be offered to outstanding candidates already enrolled in a doctoral programme at a local or overseas university. The Grant is intended to support the candidate during the research and thesis writing phase of the programme, for duration of up to 3 years.

The award selection shall be based on merit and potential impact of the doctoral research for the development of Singapore’s Continuing Education and Training (CET) landscape.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must be a Singapore Citizen;
  • Applicant must be already accepted into a Doctoral Programme and be enrolled as a doctoral candidate (i.e. successfully obtained university’s approval of doctoral thesis);
  • Applicant must have at least five years of related work experience up to enrolment into the Doctoral programme;
  • Applicant’s approved research thesis must be relevant to the Singapore context of workforce development or Continuous Education and Training (CET).

Terms of Award

Upon completion of the sponsored doctoral programme, Grant recipients are obligated to contribute back to the advancement of the Singapore CET sector by undertaking research on the local sector, whether via assignments commissioned by a CET organisation or IAL, as a Research Associate, for a period commensurate with the level of funding.


The Grant is open for application till 31 May, 2016. There will only be one application cycle each year. All applications must be submitted using the official Grant for Doctoral Studies Application Form that may be downloaded here.

All application forms and accompanying supporting documents (in PDF format) are to be sent in one single email to, and must reach IAL by 31 May, 2016, 11.59p.m (GMT +8).

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