Funding Programs with Singapore

Non-exhaustive list.

Scientific Mobility Programs on the French Side

Merlion Hubert Curien Partnership (PHC)

The Merlion PHC is a funding program, managed by the French Institute in Singapore (IFS), in partnership with Singaporean institutions in support of researcher mobility. It encourages and supports the scientific research development between French and Singaporean laboratories. There are three different funding opportunities:

  • Merlion Project: Funding of missions between France and Singapore for researchers, postdoctoral and Ph.D. students involved in a joint research project. Up to 30,000 euros over two years.
  • Merlion Workshop: Organization of a workshop based on a common theme, to be held in either France or Singapore, with the aim of leading to a formal research agreement. Up to 30,000 euros.
  • Merlion Ph.D.: Funding for French and Singaporean Ph.D. students for stays in France and Singapore of up to 6 months per year over 3 years. Up to 23,000 euros over three years.

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ANR-NRF Agreement

Cofunding research agreement between the French National Research Agency (ANR) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) whose aim is to fund joint research projects over 3 years through the launching of calls for proposals. These calls are thematic and may constitute a real funding opportunity.

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Scientific Mobility Programs on the Singaporean Side

A*STAR Investigatorship

This research funding (6 million SGD) is jointly proposed by the Singapore Ministry of Health's National Medical Research Council (NMRC) and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). Its aim is to attract the most promising young researchers from around the world by providing them with the opportunity to conduct independent research in an A*STAR laboratory. This program was launched to support the next generation of scientific leaders in the areas of biomedical sciences, physical sciences and engineering research.

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Singapore NRF Fellowship Call

This Fellowship provides a research grant (for research carried out in Singapore) of up to SGD 3 million over 5 years. It is designed for early career researchers under the age of 40.

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Lee Kuan Yew Postdoctoral Fellowship (LKY PDF)

This postdoctoral funding covers Engineering, Medicine and Public Health. It is tenable for up to 3 years for postdoctoral research carried out in Singapore.

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Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)

This funding is for students who are going to pursue their Ph.D. in Singapore. Approximately 240 awards are issued every year providing support for up to 4 years of studies, including full tuition fees, monthly stipends of between SGD 2,000 and SGD 2,500, a settling-in allowance of SGD 1,000 and a one-time airfare grant of SGD 1,500.

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Singapore International Pre-Graduate and Graduate Awards

These programs provide financial support to international students pursuing an internship or Ph.D. research in an A*STAR, NTU or NUS institute.

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