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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

Junior Research Fellowships, The Society of Fellows, Harvard University, USA

Candidates are nominated for Junior Fellowships, generally by those under whom they have studied. Applications are not accepted from the candidates themselves. A letter of nomination should include an assessment of the candidate’s work and promise, complete contact information for the candidate, including current residential addresss and email address, and the names, mailing addresses, and email addresses of three additional people who agree to write letters of recommendation by the end of September at the latest. Men and women interested in any field of study are eligible for these fellowships. Nominees should be of the highest calibre of intellectual achievement, i.e. comparable to the most successful candidates for junior faculty positions at leading universities.

Please note: If still pursuing the Ph.D., Junior Fellows should be at the dissertation stage of their theses and be prepared to finish their degrees within a year of becoming fellows. If already a recipient of the degree, they should not be much more than a year past the Ph.D. at the time the fellowship commences. Most Junior Fellows receive the Ph.D. just prior to the start of the fellowship.

Scholarship Application Deadline:September 2, 2011.

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Stanford-India Biodesign Fellowship 2012: medical technologies

This highly competitive program is directed towards Indian citizens who have an interest in the invention and early-stage development of new medical technologies (medical devices). Successful applicants will have advanced degrees and/or significant work experience. University faculty are strongly encouraged to apply.

During the fellowship, approximately half of the fellowship period is at Stanford University and the other half spent in India. Fellows work on a multidisciplinary team joining other innovators with a combination of engineering, medical and business background.

Applicants for the Stanford-India Biodesign (SIB) fellowship must be Indian citizens, residing in India or in another country. Applicants who are admitted into the fellowship program will sign a bond with the Government of India stating that they will return to India at the completion of the fellowship.

Applicants must have a passion for invention and early-stage development of new medical technologies. University faculty are highly encouraged to apply. Fellows must be able to devote at least one year to the fellowship (the first six months at Stanford University followed by six months in New Delhi). An optional period (4-8 months) in New Delhi is possible, for certain fellows pending the mutual approval of the fellow and the SIB program faculty.

Advanced degrees are highly preferred and may include M.S., M.Sc., M.Tech., M.B.A., M.D., M.B.B.S. or Ph.D. Candidates with Bachelors degrees and significant work experience (greater than 3 years) will also be considered. Certification of graduation is required, as are recent test scores from admissions tests, if applicable. An excellent command of the English language is expected.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
May 23, 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application