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A*STAR International Fellowship (AIF) 2025 Announced

The A*STAR International Fellowship (AIF) is a prestigious scholarship designed to support your post-doctoral training at leading research institutions or universities worldwide. This fellowship provides an unparalleled opportunity to expand your research experience, deepen your knowledge, and build a global network. Through AIF, you can gain international exposure and new perspectives, essential for a successful career in research.

Benefits of the AIF

  • Global Exposure and Networking: AIF allows you to learn from the best minds in the global research community. You will have the chance to establish an international network, which can open doors to collaborative projects and innovative research opportunities.
  • Career Advancement: Upon completing your post-doctoral training, you will join one of the A*STAR research institutes of your choice, embarking on an exciting career that contributes significantly to the advancement of science in Singapore.
  • Comprehensive Support: Successful applicants will receive support for up to two years of overseas post-doctoral research training, including:
    • Monthly Living Allowance: Support for living expenses.
    • Sustenance Allowance: Inclusive of CPF contribution (if applicable).
    • Annual Return Airfare: Travel expenses covered.
    • Other Allowances: Settling-in, computer, conference, and annual personal insurance allowances.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the A*STAR International Fellowship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Citizenship: Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR). Non-SPRs with outstanding track records may be considered exceptionally. Non-Singaporeans must obtain Singapore citizenship before the fellowship starts.
  • PhD Completion: Completed a PhD within the last four years.
  • Publication Record: Possess excellent publication records.
  • Bond Status: No existing bonds to any institution.
  • Post-Doctoral Position: Applied or applying for a relevant post-doctoral position at a top overseas university/laboratory.

Application Process

You can now apply for the second cycle of Singaporean A*STAR International Fellowship (AIF) 2025 from July 1, 2024 until its application deadline of October 1, 2024 as per this call letter: https://www.a-star.edu.sg/Scholarships/for-post-doctoral-studies/a-star-international-fellowship

Interview Process

  • Shortlisted candidates will undergo two rounds of interviews.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be notified of interview details.

Result Announcement

  • First Cycle: Successful candidates notified from mid-June.
  • Second Cycle: Successful candidates notified from December.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for the A*STAR International Fellowship is 1 October 2024.

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