The goal of GIS Fellow Programmes is to groom a cadre of early career researchers working in translational and/or strategic research areas for the next phase of Genomics Sciences.

The strategic research areas include:
  1. Human Genomics
  2. Cancer Genomics
  3. Infectious Diseases
  4. Genomics Technologies (sequencing, diagnostics and computational technologies)
  5. Cancer Stem Cell Biology
  6. Tissue Regeneration
  7. Computational Biology

The programmes provide exceptionally talented and promising new PhD and/or MD/M.B.B.S. graduates the opportunity to set up and run their research projects as a GIS Fellow or GIS Clinician Scientist (CS) Fellow. They will receive mentoring from the faculty they interact with and will be hosted in a lab of their choice. They will be given financial support, space and resources in a nurturing environment with access to state-of-the-art research facilities. Candidates for these programmes should show exceptional promise to develop into world class researchers and their work is expected to further strengthen the key strategic research areas of the GIS.

The GIS Fellow

The GIS Fellow programme is geared to the accomplished PhD graduate that has a vision of the science he/she wants to do. It enables him/her to bypass the traditional academic postdoc phase and have intellectual and funding independence. The hope is that GIS Fellows will develop and run research programmes that enhance the research portfolio of the GIS and will propel them over the course of 3-6 years into full-fledged investigators.

The GIS Clinician Scientist (CS) Fellow

The GIS CS fellow programme is aimed at supporting the development of the Clinician Scientist leaders of the future. The exposure to the GIS's environment of cutting-edge technology and integrative science will enhance their training and the scientific impact and innovation/creativity of their research. The hope is that the GIS CS Fellow will strengthen the translational interface of the GIS and through this programme develop into a successful independent Clinician Scientist.

The selection criteria for Fellows include the following:

  1. MD and/or PhD (only recent graduates will be considered)
  2. 3 letters of recommendation
  3. Research proposal

The GIS Innovation Fellow

The GIS Innovation fellow programme is geared for the accomplished PhD graduate who has demonstrated a capability to advance research ideas into a path for commercial development.  The expectation is that the GIS Innovation Fellow will develop and implement a business plan to create a new start-up or spin-off company within 3 years.  Please read here for more detailed information. 

Application to the GIS Innovation fellow programme shall comprise of:

1.      Latest Curriculum Vita (CV)
2.      Business plan (3 pages) for a proposed startup relevant to the research interest of GIS or leveraging on GIS’ capabilities
3.      3 letters of recommendation from referees who can comment on the innovation activities and capabilities of the applicant.


Applications or any questions about the Fellow Programmes should be forwarded to:-

Genome Institute of Singapore Fellow Programmes
Genome Institute of Singapore
60 Biopolis Street
#02-00 Genome Building
Singapore 138672
Email :

There is no application or admission deadline. Applications and nominations of exceptional individuals are welcome at any time.

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