Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellowship

The Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF) invites brilliant, young researchers who are ready for their first independent research appointments to apply for the prestigious NRF Research Fellowship Awards.
Are you among the best in your research field?
Are you ready to lead your first independent research team?
Join the ranks of the elite NRF Research Fellows!
Apply now if you have a PhD degree from a reputable university and work at the forefront of research in your field. A prior post-doctoral stint at a renowned university or research organisation would be a great advantage.

The NRF Research Fellowship provides:
* Complete freedom and independence to pursue your research direction in Singapore
* A 3-year research grant of up to US$1.5 million, with a possible extension for another 3 years
* A competitive salary
* The opportunity for joint appointment at the host university or research institution
* Freedom to select the host institution in Singapore

The NRF Research Fellowship is open to all talented scientists and researchers under the age of 39 years at the date of application, and within 10 years post-PhD. We welcome research in all disciplines of science and technology.

Please apply online at before 30 Sep 2008.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to Singapore to present their research work, meet local researchers and identify potential collaborators and host research organisations. Final selection for the awards will be made by the NRF Scientific Advisory Board co-chaired by Dr Curtis Carlson (President & CEO of SRI International) and Prof. Ulrich Suter (Professor of Polymer Materials, ETH Zurich).

About the National Research Foundation
The NRF supports the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council chaired by the Prime Minister to provide a coherent strategic overview of R&D policies and direction in Singapore. It manages a S$5 billion National Research Fund to develop R&D as a key driver in transforming Singapore into a knowledge and innovation based economy.

Singapore National Research Foundation
100 High Street, #03-02, The Treasury, Singapore 179434
Tel: +65-63329010, Website:

Via: official announcement