Singapore- MIT Alliance (SMA) Graduate Fellowship at SMART, Singapore | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans

Singapore- MIT Alliance (SMA) Graduate Fellowship at SMART, Singapore


Singapore- MIT Alliance (SMA) Graduate Fellowship at SMART, Singapore

Study Subject(s): BioSystems and Micromechanics, Center for Environmental Sensing and Modeling, Infectious Disease ,Future Urban Mobility

Course Level:PhD

Scholarship Provider: The Ministry of Education

Location: Singapore


The Ministry of Education has recently launched a prestigious Singapore-MIT (Massachusetts Institute of  Technology) Alliance (SMA) Graduate Fellowship. These 4-year SMA Graduate Fellowships are available for highly talented doctoral graduate education and research for students from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS) who wish to conduct their research at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Centre.

The selection of candidates will take place twice a year, in time for the start of the semesters in August and January.


The Fellowships  are open to students of all nationalities who gain admission to any Ph.D. programme at the University where research interest fits within one or more of projects currently being carried out in on of the SMART Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs) :

  • BioSystems and Micromechanics (BioSYM);
  • Center for Environmental Sensing and Modeling (CENSAM);
  • Infectious Disease (ID)
  • Future Urban Mobility (FUM)

The student must have graduates with an undergraduate degree at the level of a first class or second uppers (equivalent).

Award Amount

  • A monthly stipend of S$3,200
  • Cover all tuition fees at NTU and other compulsory fees
  • A travel grant of S$12,000 to help cover the expenses associated with a six-month research residency at MIT (travel grant covers airfare; MIT housing; MIT visiting student fee and health insurance)

Award Period

The award is tenable for 1 year in the first instance; but subject to the Fellow’s satisfactory progress, it may be renewed annually. The maximum period of award is four years.


No bond is required

Application Procedure

Applicants will have to submit their application for the Fellowship cum Ph.D. candidature via

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 July 2011

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