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A*STAR Research Attachment Programme with IMRE

Looking to gain valuable research experience and expand your horizons? Look no further than the A*STAR Research Attachment Programme, which offers Ph.D. students from universities the opportunity to intern at A*STAR's Research Institutes like the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE). With this internship, you will get the chance to work closely with leading researchers in your field of study, gaining valuable insights and knowledge that will help take your research skills to the next level. So if you're ready for an exciting and rewarding opportunity, sign up for the A*STAR Research Attachment Programme today!
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Eligibility Criteria

Students must:

  • Be enrolled in a Ph.D. programme at the collaborating university; 
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree with at least a Second Class (Upper) Honours or equivalent, preferably from a well-ranked university;
  • Have strong referee reports from past supervisors; and 
  • Preferably have prior research experience.

Programme Requirements  

  • ARAP awardees should be physically based in IMRE throughout their attachment.
  • ARAP awardees and their supervisors are required to complete a progress report and submit it in the 9th month and 21st month of their attachment.

Nomination Process

To be nominated for the joint project, the Ph.D. supervisor from the University and IMRE Researcher are to complete a form and submit it together with the following documents to the A*STAR Graduate Academy (A*GA). If you are interested to be part of this programme, please contact the A*STAR IMRE Researchers (as shown in the List of Research Areas) directly or send an email to for more information.

Please check for the required documents: 
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certificates and Transcripts of Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees (if any) in English (copy / translation certified by the institution) 
  • Ph.D. matriculation letter from the collaborating university
  • At least 2 recommendation letters from past supervisors
  • Copy of the passport

Please contact A*STAR Graduate Academy (AGA) at if you have further queries.

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