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 applied or be applying for a post-doctoral position at a top overseas university/institution.
  • Applicants working or have worked in A*STAR Research Institute should have performed well and have strong recommendations from their supervisor and Research Institute Executive Director.

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 the following support* for up to 2 years:

  • 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

Upon completion of the post-doctoral research training, scholars will return to Singapore and contribute to A*STAR's Research Institute for three (3) years

Application Procedure

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

A*STAR accepts and processes applications throughout the year.

As AGS (PDF) awardees are required to serve in an A*STAR Research Institute after their post-doctoral training, AGS (PDF) applicants should identify the relevant Research Institute in which they will work during their service commitment period, and engage the Research Institute Executive Director and prospective supervisor prior to their AGS (PDF) application.

This is to ensure better alignment of AGS (PDF) applicants' research interest and post-doctoral training to the Research Institute's needs and goals.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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