A*STAR Graduate Scholarship (Post-Doc)

Stretch your potential, hone your skills and fast-track your scientific research with the A*STAR Graduate Scholarship (AGS) Post-doctoral Fellowship.

A fully funded overseas post-doctoral programme, the AGS Post-Doctoral Fellowship is opened only to A*STAR Graduate Scholarship (AGS) awardees. With this fellowship, scholars may conduct post-doctoral research at a leading overseas laboratory of their choice for up to two years.


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    For A*STAR Graduate Scholarship (AGS) awardees only:

  • Have an excellent publication records
  • Have obtained or be in the process of obtaining a post-doctoral position at a top overseas university/institution.
  • Candidates working or have worked in A*STAR RI should have performed well and have strong recommendations from their supervisor and RI ED.

The above eligibility criteria are not exhaustive. 

A*STAR may include additional selection criteria based on prevailing scholarship policies. These policies may be amended from time to time without notice.


Conferred AGS PhD scholars who are successful at securing their AGS Post-Doctoral Fellowship will receive*:

  • Monthly overseas living allowance
  • Monthly sustenance allowance, inclusive of CPF contribution (where applicable)
  • Annual return airfare
  • Other allowances including
    • Book allowance
    • Setting-in allowance
    • Conference allowance
  • Annual personal insurance 

*All rates/allowances vary according to country and university/lab, and are subject to A*STAR adjustments from time to time

Service Commitment

3 years

Application Procedure

To apply for AGS (PDF), please click here.

A*STAR accepts and processes applications throughout the year.
Applicants should speak with prospective supervisor and Executive Director prior to application. A*GA will seek comments from prospective supervisor and Executive Director.
Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For frequently asked questions, please click here.