ETH Zurich and EPFL have launched Future Food – A Swiss Research Initiative (“Future Food Initiative”) together with Swiss food industry leaders Bühler, Givaudan and Nestlé as founding partners. The Future Food Fellowship is a postdoctoral programme of ETH Zurich and EPFL for exceptionally qualified young researchers who propose projects targeting future food issues such as nutrition, production, packaging and health.

 Fellowship details

  • The fellowship provides research funds for three years, enabling fellows to work on their projects and collaborate with Swiss industry partners.
  • Although the call is open to any outstanding proposal, following topics are prioritised in 2021:
    • Plant based nutrition – protein and beyond
    • Microbiome
    • Climate change mitigation
    • Healthful nutrition for low income populations
    • Sustainable processes and food design


  • Citizens of any nationality may apply; there are no restrictions concerning age.
  • Applicants must hold a doctorate or will complete their doctorate until 30 September succeeding the interview date. Applicants with completed doctorate must have obtained it a maximum of three years prior to the submission deadline.
  • Applicants must not have been affiliated for studies, research, employment or other activities (with or without payment) at either ETH Zurich or EPFL during the 12 months that immediately precede the submission deadline.
  • Applications will not be forwarded for evaluation if applicants already hold or have held a faculty-equivalent position (e.g. assistant professor) in a higher education institution in Switzerland or abroad.
  • Applications and supporting documentation must be written in English.
  • The prospective research project must also comply with the applicable ethics regulations and adhere to the principles of research integrity valid at the host institution (ETH Zurich or EPFL). Relevant ethical, legal and social considerations should be included in the proposal.

Applications for the Future Food Fellowship must be submitted to [email protected] no later than 31 March 2021, 23:59 CET. Late submissions will not be accepted. Further information on the PhD fellowship can be found here

The AISG PhD Fellowship Programme is part of AISG’s Research programme which supports top AI research talents in pursuing their PhD in Singapore-based Autonomous Universities (AUs)*. This programme aims to nurture and train AI talents to perform advanced fundamental AI research and produce state-of-the-art AI algorithms, models, and systems.

Key Highlights

  • Open to any nationality. Singaporean, Singapore Permanent Resident or those from ASEAN Countries are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • A competitive stipend of up to S$6,000 monthly, on top of other allowances and full tuition fees, support up to four years of studies at Singapore-based AUs.
  • AISG selected top-tier conference main/technical track will receive up to $5,000 travel grant support.
  • AISG PhD fellows are to publish novel and significant AI fundamental research publications at top-tier venues defined by AISG from the point of award until their PhD candidature period conclude.
  • Allows participation in AISG initiatives of other pillars such as 100Experiments, AI Makerspace, AI Grand Challenges and AI Technology Challenges

Key Research Focus Themes

  • Trustworthy and explainable AI
  • Privacy-aware AI
  • Resource-efficient AI
  • Collaborative AI
  • Continuous Learning AI


  • New AI-related PhD students for the intake who has obtained at least a second upper class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Existing PhD students from August 2022 intake onwards can also apply but preference will be given to the new PhD students.
  • Candidates should have at least two years remaining from his/her four-year PhD programme.
  • Displays a track record of AI publications in top-tier main track AI conferences and journals as main contributor.
  • For applicants who are at the end of 2nd year of studies, the candidate has to pass his/her PhD qualifying examinations with a CGPA above 4.0 out of 5.0.

For further information, please click here.

For existing PhD candidates, please contact Graduate College. For new PhD candidates, please submit your application through the NTU’s website as per the usual channel for PhD application.

Autonomous Universities (AUs): National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).  


The Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme was launched in 2013 by the Hungarian Government with the aim of providing opportunity for foreign students to pursue their higher education studies in Hungary. The core mission of the programme is to increase the number of international students in Hungary and to encourage Hungarian higher education institutions to attract top foreign students. The scholarship program offers partial study opportunities in the three cycle degree structure (bachelor's, master's and doctoral programmes), mostly in English language, however, other foreign language study programmes are also available in the frame of the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme.

Doctoral programmes

  Duration Qualification at the end of programme
Partial (Exchange) 1 or 2 semesters Certificate of completion

 Provisions Covered by the Scholarship

Tuition-free education Exemption from the payment of tuition fee
Monthly stipend HUF 140,000 – HUF 180,000
Accommodation contribution Free dormitory place or a contribution of HUF 40,000/month to accommodation costs for the whole duration of the scholarship period
Medical insurance Health care services according to the relevant Hungarian legislation

Please note that candidates applying for a doctoral programme must have a supervisor at the host university; a statement of acceptance issued by the supervisor must be attached to the application.

Master programmes

  Duration Qualification at the end of programme
Partial (Exchange) 1 or 2 semesters Certificate of completion

Provisions Covered by the Scholarship

Tuition-free education Exemption from the payment of tuition fee
Monthly stipend HUF 43,700 monthly
Accommodation contribution Free dormitory place or a contribution of HUF 40,000/month to accommodation costs for the whole duration of the scholarship period
Medical insurance Health care services according to the relevant Hungarian legislation

For more details of the call for applications for studies starting in Academic Year 2022/23 can be found in the attached documents and also on the official website.

The online application will soon open in mid-Nov and the submission deadline is 15 Jan 2022. Interested applicants can send in their applications through the scholarship online portal directly.

The Association of Commonwealth Universities call for The Routledge / Round Table Commonwealth Scholarship is open for application now.


  • These PhD studentships provide support for research projects on Commonwealth related themes.
  • Two studentships are available each year, one for UK-registered students and one for Commonwealth students in other countries.
  • The studentships have a maximum value of GBP 5,500 each.
  • Due to the pandemic, the studentships will support virtual research activities.


  • The first studentship is open to registered PhD students from UK universities, although not necessarily UK citizens.
  • The second is open to registered PhD students from ACU member universities in Commonwealth counties other than the UK, and to Chevening and Commonwealth Scholarship alumni who are PhD students at any Commonwealth university outside the UK.

Applications for the studentship must be submitted no later than 23 July 2021, 15:00 UCT. Further information on the scholarship can be found here.

The ASEAN China Young Leaders Scholarship (ACYLS) is an initiative put forward by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and echoed by all ASEAN leaders at the 21st ASEAN-China Summit in 2018. It enables ASEAN nationals to pursue post-graduate studies and training opportunities in China, thus enhancing ASEAN’s capacity building and promoting academic and vocation exchanges between China and ASEAN. The Chinese government, through the China Mission to ASEAN in cooperation with the Joint Committee in Jakarta, offers full scholarships for AUN member and associate member universities for the ACYLS 2021.


  • The 2021 ACYLS intake includes award for:
    • Master’s degree programme
    • Doctoral degree programme
    • One-semester research scholar programme
  • ACYLS offers full scholarship covering all program-related expenses including tuition waiver and other school fees, accommodation, round-trip international air fare, comprehensive medical insurance and stipends.


  • Citizen of 10 ASEAN Member States
  • Proficient in English (i.e. must possess an IELTS score of at least 6.0 or a TOEFL score of at least 80 points.
  • Graduate student NTU
  • Have at least 1 year professional working experience.

For interested candidates, please apply through their online system.  Submission deadline is on 12 May 2021.

The IBM PhD Fellowship encourages strong collaboration between IBM with faculty, students, and universities by recognizing and supporting exceptional PhD students who want to make their mark in promising and disruptive technologies. Below are the details of the Fellowship:



  • Students must be nominated by a doctoral faculty member and must be a full time student in a PhD program.
  • Students should have three years remaining in their graduate program at the time of nomination.
  • Students from US embargoed countries are not eligible for the program.
  • Students receiving a comparable fellowship or internship from another company or institution (does not include academic scholarships) during the same IBM funded academic period may not be eligible for an IBM PhD Fellowship.

Research Focus Area

  • Hybrid Cloud
  • Quantum Computing / Quantum Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cloud / Open Source Technologies
  • Security / Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Systems
Details of the Fellowship

  • This is a two-year PhD Fellowship.
  • Award Value: $12,000 USD each award year (to be used for educational purposes at the student's discretion).
  • The 2021 IBM PhD Fellowship begins in the fall semester of 2021 and covers the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years. 
  • The associated internship (optional) may be a summer assignment in 2021 or 2022, or an on-site assignment during the academic year, depending on the arrangements made between the award recipient and her/his IBM mentor and faculty advisor.

For more details on the Fellowship, please click here​.

Imperial College London will hold the 4th trilateral Global Fellows Programme in partnership with the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore).


  • 5-day programme (8-12 July 2024) at Imperial College London
  • Programme theme: Data-Driven Innovations for Zero-Pollution Mobility
  • Reflects the current research environment and, therefore, provides you with an additional experience in remote international collaborations and networking


  • Open to doctoral student from any discipline
  • Be between 6 – 30 months into their PhD at the time the programme takes place.
  • Students outside of timeframe are encouraged to apply, but priority will be allocated to students between 6 – 30 months.

NTU candidates should submit the application form to the portal by 15th January 2024. Successful applicants will be notified by February 2024. Further information can be found here.

Leonardo Labs

Leonardo is launching the Leonardo Labs, an international network of Corporate R&D Laboratories dedicated to advanced research and technology innovation. For 2020, we plan to open our first 6 Leonardo Laboratories in the area of Milan, Turin, Genoa, Rome, Naples and Taranto and to recruit 68 researchers (Leonardo Research Fellows). Contracts duration is up to 5 years, renewable, with European standard salary.



  • Open to young researchers with STEM degree and/or PhD candidates Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Intelligent System, Big Data Analytics, High Performance Computing, Electrification of Aeronautical Platforms, Materials and Structures, or Quantum Technologies research fields.
  • Please refer to the website for more details on the Research Profiles.


Candidates should submit the application form and the updated CV to the following email address: [email protected] by 31 July 2020. Late submissions will not be accepted. Further information on the PhD fellowship can be found here.


​GECKO EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network is currently looking for 15 highly motivated early stage researchers (ESRs), of any nationality, to work within 9 European academic and industrial institutions.


  • Successful applicants will benefit from a wealth of training opportunities, from secondments to intensive summer schools, as part of a cohort of 15 PhDs networked across Europe.
  • Enter a 36-month work contract (full-time) with the recruiting institution
  • Enrolled in a PhD programme
  • Wil be seconded to other GECKO academic and industrial partners

    Click here for more information

Are you interested in a two-year postdoc stay in Europe with EU funding to work on your dream project? Then the highly prestigious MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships should be on your radar.

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) are the European Union’s reference programme for doctoral education and postdoctoral training. They contribute to excellent research, boosting jobs, growth and investment by equipping researchers with new knowledge and skills. They foster research cooperation across borders, sectors and disciplines.

Interested researchers are to submit an application together with a host organisation, which can be a university, research institution, business, SME or other organisation based in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country. All disciplines are eligible for Postdoctoral Fellowships, including research areas covered by the Euratom Research and Training Programme.

Application opens on 12 May 2022.

For more information about application and eligibility, please visit here.

The Mistletoe Research Fellowship offers a unique career and funding opportunity to postdoctoral scholars and PhD candidates by combining US$10,000 in unrestricted research funding with with professional development training via remote entrepreneurial collaboration.

All Mistletoe Research Fellows participate in two programs designed to build communication and project management skills that will help them to succeed and work more effectively with outside collaborators, whether they seek industry careers or to pursue a position in academia. 

Each Research Fellow is awarded a USD $10k Unfettered Research Grant that is to be applied to their individual university-based research activities. This unrestricted grant can be used over the course of a single academic year for almost any university-approved research-related activity, including conference travel support, purchases of equipment, and software and database licenses.

Application opens on 19 June 2022.

For more information about application and eligibility, please visit here.

The Azrieli International Postdoctoral Fellowship supports the best and brightest minds in their postdoctoral research, connecting them with world-class academics and leading researchers.

The Fellowship provides generous funding for eligible international applicants to conduct research in any academic discipline at eligible institutions in Israel. Azrieli International Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded without regard to religion, gender, age or ethnicity. Azrieli International Postdoctoral Fellows join a network of outstanding early-career scientists and scholars. They enjoy opportunities for interdisciplinary and cross-cultural exchange, leadership training, community engagement, professional mentorship, a growing alumni network and a welcoming staff dedicated to the wellbeing of all Azrieli Fellows.

A maximum of 24 Azrieli International Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded each year: up to 18 Fellowships in STEM fields, up to three in humanities and up to three in social sciences. At the time of application, all applicants are required to have an academic sponsor who is a faculty member at one of the following eligible Israeli institutions: Bar-Ilan University, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Reichman University, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv University, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University of Haifa, and Weizmann Institute of Science.

Application opens on 1 September 2022.

The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) call for The DAAD Artificial Intelligence Networking (AInet) Fellowship with the topic AI in Medicine. This fellowship offers a unique gateway to the AI research community in Germany through academic networking and exchange.

Fellowship details

Postdoc-NeT-AI Virtual Networking Week | 13 – 17 September 2021

  • Get a profound insight into AI applications in medicine and medical research.
  • Connect directly to distinguished researchers from the field.
  • Matched with researchers of your choice at the host institutions for 1-on-1 meet-ups.

Postdoc-NeT-AI One-Week Travel Stipend

  • A week-long trip to visit German research institutions on-site as soon as Covid-19 restrictions allow.
  • The trip can be extended on your own costs (or on the costs of a host institution) for up to another week.


  • An outstanding scientific track record (proven by publications etc.) with a focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning connected to the focus of the call;
  • Obtained a PhD/doctorate no longer than 5 years ago (candidates for a PhD/doctorate are expected to finish their studies before August 2022).

Applications for the fellowship must be submitted no later than 2 August 2021, 11:59 CEST/UTC+2. Further information can be found here.

 ​EIT Food Innovator Fellowship aims at identifying talents worldwide with creative and innovative potential, wishing to expand their skill repertoire through advanced training for the development of an innovative idea with significant impact in the food system.


  • Unique entrepreneurial programme’s ground-architecture online with its – Foodathon – one to one mentoring – intensive and high-value training – and other unparalleled benefits.
  • #FOODATHON2021 16th-18th July 2021| ONLINE |
  • Training #BUSINESS4GROWTH2020 September 2021 (date t.b.c.) | ONLINE | “Business Model to Business Plan” “Design Thinking”
  • Training #ENGAGE2INNOVATE2020 October 2021 (date t.b.c.) | ONLINE | “Communication and Public Engagement” “Digital Literacy and Emerging Technologies” “Ledership and Organisational Skills”
  • Final Summit 15th December 2021

Call closes on 14 May 2021


  • At the date of the call deadline, in possession of a doctoral degree or have a Master certificate and at least four years of full-time equivalent research and innovation (R&I) experience.​

Click here​ for more information

The Fulbright Vising Scholar Award 2021-222 is a program created by the U.S. Department of State to enable recipients to pursue a particular field of study and develop leadership that promotes better understanding between the United States and Singapore.



    • Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident.
    • Preference given to full-time lecturers, assistant professors, associate professors, or full professors with at least five years professional experience at Singapore universities or other institutions of higher education. Grantees are expected to continue to teach in Singapore upon their completion of the program.
    • Individuals from non-profit organizations, especially in the areas of social services, with doctoral degrees or equivalent professional training or experience, are eligible to apply.
    • Preference given to applicants who have not had recent extensive experience in the United States, that is, more than a six-month continuous sojourn within the last five years.
    • Priority for the award will be given to research in the social sciences and humanities as they relate to the United States and Singapore and the broader global society. Within the natural and applied sciences, only policy-oriented proposals or those with inter-disciplinary overlaps and implications related to the qualifying research fields would be considered.
    • ​Applicants selected for a Fulbright award are required to submit a Medical History & Examination Report before their grants can be finalized.


The award will cover:

  1. A direct-flight, round trip economy class air ticket on an American carrier.

  2. A monthly living stipend.

  3. A one-time settling in and professional allowance.

Click here to register for the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Award 2021-2022

Grants are given to post-doctoral researchers, working on research disciplines such as Ethology-Psychology, Neurobiology, Social Anthropology, Human Paleontology-Archaeology.


  • Annual maximum amount of 40,000 euros (cover expenses of hosting, stay and health insurance)
  • Grants are allocated from 12 months, not renewable, or 24 months subject to approval
  • Start on September 1st of the application year the earliest and at the latest on January of the following year

Call closes on 2nd Apr 2021


  • Grant should be the recipient's first post-doctoral fellowship
  • Be 35 year old maximum on the closing day of the call.
  • Be a holder of a Phd of less than two years on September 1st of the year of application. The applicant should have achieved the PhD before starting the fellowship.

Click here​ for more information.​


Technical University of Munich invites young researchers from all over the world to join the virtual five-day event and learn about exciting PhD and postdoc opportunities at TUM.


  • Unique opportunity to meet and network with TUM professors & researchers at the virtual Career Opportunities Fair
  • Join inspiring talks & webinars
  • Participation is free for all selected participants
  • After the ROW, participants have the opportunity to apply for a prestigious two-year fellowship at TUM.


  • Completed a PhD within last 3 years (1 May 2018 onwards), recently submitted your PhD thesis or would be submitting your PhD thesis within the next 12 months (will need a statement from your supervisor confirming the expected date of submission).
  • Research fields listed on the websites of the TUM Schools and Departments, TUM Clusters of Excellence or TUM Research Centers.

Click here​ for more information

The prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Postdoctoral Fellowship (LKY PDF) was established in 1991 under the Lee Kuan Yew Endowment Fund. The Fellowship supports and promotes young and outstanding researchers to realise their full potential in the areas of Engineering, Science and Medicine.

 Fellowship details

  • The Fellowship will be tenable for a period of 3 years. 
  • In addition to an attractive remuneration, the successful candidate will be awarded a research grant of S$180,000 for research consumables and research related expenditure.
  • The Fellowship will be awarded concurrently with the candidate's appointment as a research staff in NTU.


  • Excellent academic records and research potential.
  • Recent PhD graduates, or with at most 1 postdoctoral training from a reputable university.


Applications for the Lee Kuan Yew Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021 must be submitted to [email protected] no later than 22 February 2021. Late submissions will not be accepted. Further information on the PhD fellowship can be found here

Launched in October 2019, the Research Assistant Professorship (RAP) scheme provides flexibility for NTU to hire suitable candidates in extremely competitive research areas and help grow NTU research talent pool. The scheme aims to attract early career researchers in particularly competitive areas, such as, but not restricted to, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. All Principle Investigators (PIs) who have available external grants can nominate their candidate for a Research Assistant Professorship title.


Hiring Criteria:

    • RAP scheme targets Research Fellows (i.e. within 4 years of their PhD graduation) in competitive areas
    • RAP recipients be much sought after and of the highest rank.
    • During their appointment period, the recipient may use the title Research Assistant Professor
    • Salary range will be based on the market rate.


PIs who have available external grants can nominate their candidates through their respective school/research centre/corporate lab.

Required documents for submission to TRACS through the school/research centre/Corp Lab (Attn. Yennie at [email protected]) by 30th October 2020:


    1. Indication of Interests according to the attached IOI template
    2. CV of the RAP candidates
    3. Research Proposals – the candidates must work with their respective PIs (i.e. their nominator) to prepare a concise research proposal, kept within five (5) A4-size pages, excluding appendices and references. 

The proposal should include the following sections:


  1. Title page
  2. Table of contents
  3. Executive Summary
  4. Specific Aims/Objectives
  5. Background and significance
  6. Research design and methods
  7. Milestones and deliverables
  8. Appendices/References (if available)

Schmidt Science Fellows undertake a postdoctoral placement in a world-class environment that best meets each individual’s needs to develop their interdisciplinary science skills. Characteristics that they are looking for in Schmidt Science Fellows include scientific curiosity, collaborative spirit, a restless ambition to make a difference, and a commitment to interdisciplinarity. Please refer to here for the detailed criteria.


  • Disciplinary: Natural sciences (Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Science), Mathematics, Engineering, or Computing
  • Supported by a personal stipend of $100,000 a year for the duration of the Fellowship placement (up to 2 years)
  • Postdoctoral placements at world-leading laboratory (anywhere in the world)
  • Willing to work in a different discipline to that of their PhD
  • A series of programs and support: Global Meeting Series, tailored training program, personalised mentoring program and professional development support


  • Strong track record of scientific achievement from PhD studies
  • Expect to complete all the requirements for the conferral of their PhD, including a successful defense, between 15 May 2023 and 30 June 2024.
  • Be available for the entire period of the 2024 program (April 2024 to November 2025)
  • Does not allow Fellows to receive any awards or remuneration from other organizations concurrent with the Fellowship
  • For more questions on eligibility, please refer to here.


For interested candidates, please fill up the form and attach your CVs, personal statement, and research statement by 10th April 2023. Please take note of the application process here.

Please keep a look out on their guidance notes page here for updates on Schmidt Science Fellows 2024. Do note that the content requested for Cohort 2024 might not be the same as previous year. 

For more information on Schmidt Science Fellows, please refers to here.