A*STAR International Fellowship

Expand your research experience, deepen your knowledge and form global connections that will advance your scientific career with the A*STAR International Fellowship. This scholarship fully funds your post-doctoral training at leading overseas laboratories. With this international exposure, you can connect with the global research community and build international networks. Upon completion your post-doctorate training, you will be embarking on an exciting career at an A*STAR research institute. 

Learn from the best minds in the global research community, form powerful connections and take your research to the next level.

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    Candidates must: 

  • Be Singaporeans or other nationals intending to take up Singapore citizenship. Non-Singaporeans are required to have obtained Singapore citizenship prior to the commencement of the fellowship.
  • Have completed a PhD within the last 4 years.
  • Possess excellent publication records.
  • Not have existing bonds to any institution.
  • Have gained or be in the process of gaining admission into a relevant post-doctoral position at a top overseas university/laboratory.
  • Other requirements:

  • Candidates in the final stages of their PhD may apply but confirmation of award of the PhD will be required before the AIF award is confirmed for successful candidates.

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.  


Successful candidates will be given support for up to 2 years of overseas post-doctoral research training. They will receive*:

  • Monthly overseas living allowance
  • Monthly sustenance allowance, inclusive of CPF contribution (where applicable)
  • Annual return airfare
  • Other allowances including
    • Settling-in allowance 
    • Computer allowance
    • Book 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 AIF, 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.