Innovation Fellowship Application Process

Singapore Biodesign has launched a brand new and simplified fellowship application process. At the end of each round, applicantions will be reviewed and selected applicants will move on to the next round of the application process. Please ensure that all documents required in the individual steps are ready before online submission. All documents should be submitted in PDF (.pdf) or Word Document (.doc) format. Materials not in electronic form must be scanned and submitted in PDF (.pdf) format. Failure to do so will result in an unsuccessful application.

M_Current Stage of Application Process
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Interested applicants may submit your application and the following documents by 31 August 2020:
It is mandatory to fill in all the fields.

  1. Online application form
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Written essay

We request for the following short essay, in order to learn more about the person behind the application. We encourage you to share your passion, values and vision for your career with us. Please note that the answers to each question need to be written with a maximum word limit of 1000 words per question. (minimum font size 11).

Question 1: Why is innovation an important part of your career pathway? How will a fellowship in biomedical technology innovation help you achieve your short and long-term goals? What does it mean to innovate? What does being an innovator mean to you? Is innovation always desirable?

Question 2: Is there a current medical device and/or digital health company that you find to be innovative? Why? What do you think they are doing right? What do you think they could be doing better?

Applicants shortlisted into Round 2 will be notified via email. Please prepare the following documents and have it ready for submission via email.

  1. Biography: Please provide a 250 words biography of yourself.
  2. Mini Assignment: Further details will be give via email.
  3. Video Essay*

Please submit a video essay (up to 2 min) including a brief introduction of yourself, and describing at least one experience that demonstrates your creativity and/or inventiveness.
Note: Do not disclose any proprietary invention you have developed if it has yet to obtain any intellectual property protection.

*Video submission instructions:
Please submit a 2-3 minutes video essay

Topics to cover:

  1. Please give a brief introduction of yourself.
  2. Describe a decision you made that was a failure. What happen and why?
  3. How do you build rapport with your colleagues? Include specific examples.

Note: Do not disclose any proprietary invention you have developed if it has yet to obtain any intellectual property protection.
Video uploading and submission steps:

  • Feel free to demonstrate your creativity and/or inventiveness in the video.
  • Capture the video using your digital or video camera, smart phone or laptop and save it on your computer.
  • Upload the video on dropbox or googledrive
  • Title your video: SB Fellowship 2020 Video – [Full name]
  • Drop your link into the application form
  1. Referee Letters: Please provide two referee letters with regards to your application.

The referee letters should describe your ability to be creative and innovative, your academic record, research you have completed, etc.
Referee letters should be emailed directly by the authoring referees by 30th September 2020 (2359 Hrs) to, with the email subject header “SB Fellowship 20XX – Referee letter for [Applicant Name]”.

Download the letter template here

Please note that we will not accept referee letters emailed by applicants themselves. It is your responsibility to ensure that all application materials, including the referee letters, are duly submitted by the deadline.

Final shortlisted applicants will have to go through a 1.5-day face-to-face interview with an interview panel consisting of industry stakeholders, Singapore Biodesign and Stanford Biodesign Faculty.

The tentative dates are as follows (subject to change):

  • Pre-Interview Brief: (tbd)
  • Day 1: (tbd)
  • Day 2: (tbd)

Applicants are encouraged to soft book/apply leave on these 2 dates.

Apply via the form below.