Research Attachment for Overseas Singaporeans (RAOS)

Singaporean students currently pursuing their undergraduate or Masters education overseas can participate in short-term research attachments at A*STAR through the Research Attachment for Overseas Singaporeans (RAOS). The attachment provides students an excellent opportunity  to gain hands-on experience and work with distinguished and world-renowned researchers in A*STAR Research Institutes.


    Applicants must:

  • Be Singapore Citizens who are currently pursuing undergraduate or Masters studies overseas in Biomedical Sciences and Physical Science and Engineering related disciplines
  • Have good academic performance.

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


  • Monthly stipend of $1000 for undergraduate or S$1,200 for postgraduate students (up to maximum of 6 months).
  • Research attachment periods may vary from 2 to 6 months.

Application Procedure

Students interested in pursuing an attachment at A*STAR Research Institutes (RI) under the RAOS programme should complete this application form for shortlisting by the RI. For attachment opportunities at the Bioinformatics Institute (BII), Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), and/or NanoBio Lab (NBL), interested students should email the following RI coordinators directly for placement.

Please include the following supporting documents in the submission of the application form/ email:

•  Curriculum Vitae

•  Educational transcripts/certificates


Research Institute Contact Person                                                  
Bioinformatics Institute (BII)

Ms Betty Kee
Phone: +65 6478 8292

Ms Koh Kok Mei
Phone: +65 6478 8341 

Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS)

Ms Ong Yan Ting
Phone: +65 6808 8003

NanoBio Lab (NBL)
Ms Nor Azzah Bte Isnin
Phone: +65 6824 7042

Students are encouraged to find out more about the capabilities and areas of research of the RI here.

Shortlisted students will be contacted by the identified RI supervisor/ HR for nomination.

Application closing dates

  • Applications are open all year round, but subject to availability 

Contact Us

Please contact us at if you have further queries


Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

1 Fusionopolis Way, #20-10 Connexis North Tower, Singapore 138632


(65) 6826 6111

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