The Asia Research Institute Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Singapore, 2017


Applications are invited from eligible Singapore applicants for the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship funded by the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Social Sciences Research  Council (SSRC) of Singapore. These fellowships are provided to pursue postdoctoral research at The Asia Research  Institute  (ARI), National University of Singapore (NUS).

The aim of the fellowships is to enable and encourage academically able applicants from Singapore.

NUS are the largest and most respected university in the nation. It is ranked 25th in the world in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2012/ 2013, and 2nd in Asia in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asian University Rankings 2012.

Course Level: These fellowships are available to pursue postdoctoral research.         

Study Subject: These fellowships are awarded in the project entitled Sustainable Governance of Transboundary       Environmental  Commons         in Southeast Asia.

Scholarship Award: These fellowships will cover the followings:

  • Contract tenable  for  24  months,  commencing  in January 2018, renewable  for  a further 24  months on satisfactory review
  • A stipend of S$5,500  per month
  • Travel assistance will be provided for successful candidates from overseas.
  • Singapore citizens and permanent residents are eligible for provident  fund
  • All salary  and   benefit-in-kind  are subjected to taxation in accordance with local tax laws.
  • There is  support  for research fieldwork  and conference attendance (it has to be project related and subject to approval).
  • Research staff  at ARI should participate  actively  in research  activities  including  attendance  at seminars, conferences and ARI social       

Numbers of Scholarships: Two fellowships are available.

Scholarship can be taken in Singapore

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following area for these fellowships:

  • The successful candidate will be hold a PhD degree (or be awaiting conferment), research interests in a relevant  area of the social or natural sciences and a record of publication (or potential to deliver in high impact journals and/or reputable publishing houses.
  • He should have research experience in the areas outlined above, preferably in an Asian context.
  • The candidates will join an international team of  In  addition to activities associated with ARI, the PDFs may wish  to participate in research group meetings and departmental seminars in  the Department of  Geography, NUS.

 Nationality: Singaporean applicants can apply for these fellowships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must be PhD.

How to Apply: Applicants can apply via email.

  • Letter of  application
  • Full curriculum  vitae
  • Academic certificates and  transcripts
  • A write-up, of  no  more  than  800  words, explaining the candidate’s past  research  experience  and  aptitude in relation to  the  research project.
  • In addition, please arrange for THREE referees, one of whom should be the PhD supervisor, to submit a confidential report on their academic standing and research directly to In the subject line of the email please type Transboundary commons grant – PDF application. The referee reports should also reach us by 1 August 2017
  • Please email your application and associated documents to by 1 August 2017. Shortlisted candidates may be called for interview, either in person or by Skype, as appropriate.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is August 1, 2017.

 Scholarship Link

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