NUS Fellows Programme (Southeast Asia)

Applications for 2022 are now closed.

EVALUATION STATUS: In Progress.

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

The NUS Fellows Programme (Southeast Asia) aims to attract bright young faculty members (or would-be faculty members) and researchers from ASEAN universities and research institutes to NUS for a 6 to 12-month fellowship.

FELLOWSHIP SUPPORT

  • NUS will provide a monthly stipend of S$3,000 and a monthly housing allowance of up to $1,500.

  • Access to professional development opportunities (events, seminars and training programmes) within NUS.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications for 2022 are closed

ELIGIBILITY

  • Citizenship / Residency: Applicants must either be citizens of an ASEAN country or must be residing in an ASEAN country at the time of application.
  • Degree: Applicants must have a PhD Degree from a reputable institute. However, exceptional candidates with a master’s degree may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Relevant Experience: Applicants should possess NO more than 10 years of post-PhD research experience. Postdoctoral experience can be included under research experience.
  • Language: Applicant must be fluent in written and oral English.
  • Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.


DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION

Documents Required for Application include:
  1. Application Form
  2. Curriculum Vitae including list of selected publications (maximum of 2 pages).
  3. Cover Letter highlighting your suitability for the fellowship based on review criteria (no longer than 1 page)
  4. Research Proposal (maximum of 2 pages) developed in consultation with the host professor / PI at NUS.
  5. Copy of host professor / PI’s in-principle approval over his/her official email id.
  6. Two recommendation letters from current and past supervisors stating your suitability for this fellowship.
  7. Letter of Support from the home institute / University (Director, HoD, Vice Dean, Dean) endorsing your candidature.
  8. Copy of diplomas and transcripts.


REVIEW CRITERIA

  • Applicant’s training, aptitude and experience: Academic qualifications, performance, relevant experience, aptitude to benefit from the fellowship program and 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: Applicant must have the qualities to serve as a goodwill ambassador for NUS personified by virtues of innovation, resilience, excellence, respect and integrity.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE

  • Reach out to the Professor / PI you intend to collaborate with via his/her official email and jointly develop a short research proposal (maximum of 2 pages)
  • Get your host professor’s / PI’s in-principle approval over his/her official email id.
  • After obtaining in-principle approval from your host professor / PI, complete the Application Form and

    email your full application package to Hazel Chee at hazelmay@nus.edu.sg with the subject header “NUS SEA Fellows Application” - <insert your name>. Please remember to attach all supporting documents.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

  • Applications for 2022 are closed

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ’s)

NUS ASEAN Fellows Frequently Asked Questions for Applicants
NUS ASEAN Fellows FAQ for Host Professors and PIs


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