A*STAR Science Award (JC)

Ever dream of becoming a scientist or researcher? With the A*STAR Science Award (Junior College), you’ll experience first-hand what it’s like to work on a research project at an A*STAR research institute and work alongside a A*STAR scientist or researcher. 

The A*STAR Science Award (Junior College) is open to Singaporean JC 1/Year 5 students who demonstrate particularly strong aptitude and interest in mathematics and science to spur their passion in scientific research and development. 

Terms of Award

The Award provides an allowance of S$1,000 per year. It is tenable for 2 years; however, continuation of the award in JC 2 (or equivalent) is subject to excellent academic performance in JC 1 promotional examinations and continued interest in science and mathematics. 

The Award carries no bond.

Awardees are required to attend a 5-week Research Attachment Programme.

Special Benefits

Awardees have the opportunity to take up a research attachment at an A*STAR research institute during the year-end school holidays in JC 1 where they will be able to gain first-hand experience working on a research project, and interact with A*STAR researchers.

Awardees will also be invited to A*STAR seminars, outreach events and programmes, as well as talks by A*STAR scientists. Awardees will receive periodic updates on the latest research work at A*STAR and happenings in science and research.

Eligibility Criteria

The Award is open to Singaporean JC 1 (or equivalent) students who have outstanding academic performance in science and mathematics subjects and a passion for science and research.

Award and Application

Awards are offered through schools to JC 1 students (or equivalent) annually. 

Applications are invited through nominations by schools only.

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