Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellowship Scheme is offered by the Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore (Class of 2021)

About the Program:

The Singapore NRF Fellowship provides opportunities for early career researchers from all over the world to lead impactful research in Singapore.

Fellowship value:

  • Research grant: SGD 3 million including general overheads

Duration: 5 years


  • The NRF Fellowship grant can only be used to fund research conducted in Singapore.
  • Applications are invited from outstanding researchers of any nationality, in their early stage of research careers and are ready to take on independent research
  • Applicant must hold PhD with research experience in any discipline of science and technology.


  • Applications to be submitted in the RITA system with the following documents:
  • NRF Fellowship Registration Form
  • Latest CV
  • Research Proposal

Selection Criteria:

  • Excellent scientific credentials as an outstanding young researcher in his/her early stage of research career;
  • Readiness to take on a first independent research appointment, usually having completed and demonstrated outstanding performance during a post-doctoral fellowship stint at a renowned university;
  • Internationally competitive research project proposal demonstrating scientific excellence and/or impactful outcomes;
  • Potential and aspiration to become a next generation research leader in his/her field; and
  • Willingness to commit to carrying out cutting-edge research on a full-time basis in Singapore if selected.
—————Quick Overview————-
Organization Government of Singapore
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Country Singapore
Subject areas Science and Technology
Fellowship amount SGD 3 million
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 28 February 2020


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