8 Jul 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 the Singapore National Academy of Science (SNAS), the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, and the Academy of Engineering Singapore (AES), and is 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).

1. 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.

2. Eligibility

Citizenship: Applicants must be citizens of an ASEAN country.
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.

3. 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. Instructions for referees may be found here.

4. 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.

The application deadline is 30 November 2021 (Tuesday).

For more information and application procedures, please click here.
For queries, please contact the SNAS administrator at singaporenas@gmail.com.