A*STAR Investigatorships

A prestigious research award, the A*STAR Investigatorship (A*I) was initiated with the aim of attracting and nurturing the most promising young researchers from around the world. By providing them with the opportunity to conduct independent research at our institutes, we hope to cultivate and groom the next-generation of scientific leaders in the areas of biomedical sciences, physical sciences and engineering research.



A*STAR Investigators will be hosted at one of A*STAR’s prestigious research institutes, where they will be mentored and groomed. They can harness existing talents and resources, and access world class research infrastructure and equipment as they conduct and publish their research independently.


Investigatorship Terms

  • Duration and Remuneration
    The A*I may be awarded for a period of six years, depending on an interim review by A*STAR. Besides an attractive remuneration package, successful overseas candidates will also receive settling-in and housing allowances according to A*STAR’s prevailing policies, if applicable.
  • Research Grant
    In addition to the salary, successful applicants will receive research funding of up to S$6 million dollars over six years. This funding can be used for set-up costs, funding of research staff, equipment, consumables and travel, subject to A*STAR’s terms and conditions.


  • Doctorate Degree
    All applicants must hold a doctorate degree or equivalent before commencing the A*I. Applicants who do not hold a PhD degree at the time of application must pass their PhD exam before the start of the Investigatorship. Confirmation of the PhD will be required before the awarding of the A*I.

  • Age
    Applicants should ideally be 35 years of age or younger. Exceptions may be made for researchers who have taken breaks from their research career and those whose training requires longer durations. A*STAR reserves the right to consider applications from exceptional individuals that fall outside these guidelines.

Call Areas

Please watch this space for more information on the next A*I grant call.

Contact Details

For more information on the A*I, please contact

The above eligibility criteria are not exhaustive. A*STAR may include additional selection criteria based on prevailing A*I policies. These policies may be amended from time to time without notice.

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