ORGANISATION NAMENational Research Foundation
RESEARCH FIELDFormal sciencesNatural sciencesProfessions and applied sciences
CAREER STAGERecognised Researcher (R2) (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent)
The Singapore NRF Fellowship scheme is an early-career award, providing opportunities for outstanding young researchers from all over the world to conduct independent research in Singapore. It provides a research grant of up to SGD 3 million, inclusive of general overheads (approximately USD 2.15 million) over five years to enable the recipient to assemble and lead a small research team at a Singapore-based research organisation of choice. The 5-years research grant can be used to cover personnel, equipment and consumables costs.
There are two tracks in the NRF Fellowship call. To be eligible for the Singapore NRF Fellowship, PhD holders should have research experience in either a discipline of science and technology OR in the field of Science of Learning.
Track A: PhD holders with research experience in any discipline of science and technology (Computer Science including Infocomm Technologies and Interactive Digital Media, Engineering, Life Sciences and Natural/Physical Sciences).
Track B: PhD holders with research experience in the field of Science of Learning (SOL). The applicant’s proposal could be based on, but need not be limited to, research in the following priority areas:
- Developing neuroscience-informed interventions for translation – This refers to the development of interventions built on existing related neuroscience knowledge.
- Validation of cognitive theories or interventions with neuroscientific evidence – This refers to the corroboration of existing interventions/theories with the development of new neuroscience knowledge.
- Development of platform technologies as tools to support scaling of interventions with neuroscientific evidence – This focuses on methods to scale up application of established intervention methods.
To apply for the Singapore NRF Fellowship, please submit your application through the Integrated Grants Management System (IGMS) (https://researchgrant.gov.sg) by 20 March 2018. Applicants shortlisted to the final stage will be invited to Singapore in October 2018 for an interview by the NRF Fellowship Evaluation Panel (FEP), an international panel of eminent scientist leaders.