Fellowships

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

Details:

  • 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.

Eligibility:

  • 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 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 for application from any nationality
  • 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
  • Aims to increase Singapore’s visibility and presence on AI fundamental research by publishing in top-tier AI conferences and journals
  • 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

For further information, please click here.

For new applicants interested in this PhD Fellowship Programme, 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 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.

Details:

  • 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.

Eligibility:

  • 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. For details of the eligibility criteria and scholarship, please click here.

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

Eligibility

  • 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 sdsc@nus.edu.sg 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 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:

 

Eligibility

  • 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 host the 1st trilateral Global Fellows Programme in partnership with the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore).

Details:

  • 5-day remote programme (21-25 June 2021) via MS Teams (Revised)
  • Programme theme: Health data and technology for society
  • Reflects the current research environment and, therefore, provides you with an additional experience in remote international collaborations and networking

Eligibility

  • 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.

Candidates should submit the application form on the website by 27th of January 2020 at 5 pm. Successful applicants will be notified within 4 weeks of the application deadline. 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.

 

Eligibility

  • 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: LeonardoLabs@Leonardocompany.com 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.

Details:

  • 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

RESPONSE DP is offering 6 early-stage researcher’s positions for min. 36 months (100%) at the interface of science and policy, as well as science and innovation at one of the three world-leading academic host organization - ETH Zurich.

Details:

  • Working on natural life and engineering sciences research area
  • Co-supervised by renowned Partner Organizations
  • Mandatory secondment (internship) of 3-12 months
  • Matriculated at either ETH Zurich or University of Zurich or University depending on academic supervisor’s location with a PhD awarded after successful completion of a PhD thesis

Closing date: 1 July 2021

Click here for more information.

The Singapore Data Science Consortium (SDSC) have launched the SDSC Dissertation Fellowship 2020. This programme aims to recognise innovative and impactful thesis work of PhD students whose research interests are in data science and make use of real world data in their research. Below is a brief overview of the PhD fellowship program.

Fellowship details

  • This programme will provide an annual cash awards of S$10,000 for doctoral students at Singapore universities. The cash awards can be used to support research initiatives that are related to data science and involve the use of real-world data sets.
  • If awarded, the recipient must remain an active, full-time student in their PhD programme for nine (9) months from the date of award. The date of award is expected to be in March 2021.

Eligibility

  • Open to PhD students in any discipline, who have completed their qualifying exam, and are expecting to submit their thesis after December 2021 are eligible to apply.
  • Multiple applicants from one supervisor will not be considered for the Fellowship.
  •  Proposed research under the Fellowship must be closely related to data science and involve the use of real world data sets.
  • Applicants should have already produced results from their research in the relevant area (in the form of high quality publications or demonstrated impact to society or community).

Applications for the 2020 SINGAPORE DATA SCIENCE CONSORTIUM (SDSC) DISSERTATION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP open from 16 November 2020 and must be submitted to sdsc@nus.edu.sg no later than 15 January 2021. Late submissions will not be accepted. Further information on the PhD fellowship can be found here

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.


Eligibility

  • 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.


Details:

  • 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

Eligibility:

  • 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.

 

Eligibility:

    • 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. More information can be found at this link.

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

Details:

  • 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

Eligibility:

  • 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.

Details:

  • 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.

Eligibility:

  • 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.

Eligibility

  • 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 LKYPDF@ntu.edu.sg 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 ykadarusman@ntu.edu.sg) 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)

The Schmidt Science Fellows program provides the world’s best emerging scientists with new skills and perspectives to develop novel solutions to society’s challenges, become scientific and societal thought leaders, and accelerate ground-breaking discoveries.

Details:

  • Disciplinary: Natural sciences, Mathematics, Engineering, and Computing
  • Option of a 12-24 months research placement
  • Supported by a stipend of $100,000 a year to support their personal and living costs for the duration of the Fellowship placement
  • Placements are with world-leading scientific leaders and internationally renowned labs
  • Placement commences after a Fellow successfully completes his/her PhD

Eligibility:

  • Strong track record of scientific achievement from PhD studies
  • Candidate must has completed, or expect to complete, all the requirements for the conferral of their PhD, including a successful defense, between 01 June 2021 and 30 July 2022
  • The program does not normally allow Fellows to receive any awards or remuneration from other organizations concurrent with the Fellowship.
  • Supplementary funding for research and other professional development is allowed and encouraged.
  • With program approval, a Fellow may also retain the title of another Fellowship during the Fellowship Year if personal remuneration is not accepted.
  • If a candidate has already begun a post-doctoral position, the candidates will be expected to consider at least three options for potential placements during the Fellowship year, and the placement must represent a true interdisciplinary pivot from their PhD studies. Placements undertaken for Schmidt Science Fellows are subjected to discussion with, and approval by, program leadership.
  • For more questions on eligibility, please refer to here.

For interested candidates for the Cohort of 2022 for The Schmidt Science Fellows program, please submit the CVs, personal statement, and research statement to GradCollege@ntu.edu.sg by 16th April 2021.

For more information, please refer here.

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP)

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program offers opportunities for independent research or study related to Smithsonian collections, facilities, and/or research interests of the Institution and its staff.  

 

Fellowship details

  • The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program offers fellowships for research and study in the following fields and encourages applications of an interdisciplinary nature:
    • Animal behavior, ecology, and environmental science, including an emphasis on the tropics
    • Anthropology, including archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and physical anthropology
    • Astrophysics and astronomy
    • Earth sciences and paleobiology
    • Evolutionary & systematic biology
    • Folklife
    • History of science and technology
    • History of art, especially American, contemporary, African, and Asian art, twentieth-century American crafts, and decorative arts
    • Materials research
    • Molecular biology
    • Social and cultural history of the United States
  • Postdoctoral fellowships are awarded for periods of 3 to 12 months.  Postdoctoral applicants in Science may apply for up to 24 months.
  • Stipend: $55,000 per year.
  • Research allowance: up to $4,000 per year.

Eligibility

  • Applicants are encouraged to propose to conduct research in-residence at the Smithsonian in one of its areas of research stated above.
  • The doctorate degree must be completed by the time the fellowship begins.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English are expected to have the ability to write and converse fluently in English.

Applications for the 2021 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program must be submitted through the Smithsonian Academic Appointment System (SOLAA) no later than 1 November 2020 11:59 PM EST. Late submissions will not be accepted. Further information on the PhD fellowship can be found here.

 

Universitat Konstanz Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Zukunftskolleg is a central research institution of the University of Konstanz for early career researchers in the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences. The Zukunftskolleg offers 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships.

 Fellowship details

  • Receive an annual research allowance e.g. for funding research assistants or equipment
  • Eligible to apply for co-funding
  • Senior Fellowships and the Mentorship Programme give them the opportunity to invite distinguished colleagues to Konstanz they can go on a temporary Research Visit abroad or nominate international early career researchers for a Research Visit at the Zukunftskolleg
  • Eligible to apply for funding for cooperative initiatives or for funding for particular career stages
  • Receive non-monetary support like coaching, professional career counselling or in grant proposal writing
  • Get financial support to organise and run a scientific retreat

 

Eligibility

  • Applicants should be in possession of a doctoral degree granted between October 16, 2018 and December 31, 2020. Earlier graduation dates can be accepted in case of maternity/paternity leave or working contracts outside academia.
  • Candidates must not hold a permanent professorship or have a habilitation or equivalent (Venia legendi).
  • Applicants must propose a research project that ties in with a discipline represented at the University of Konstanz. Applicants should contact potential mentors (Local Academic Partner) among the researchers at the University of Konstanz in order to ensure appropriate affiliation. Support from a department strengthens the application
  • International experience in teaching or research, and a strong interest in interdisciplinary topics are desirable

 

Applications for the Postdoctoral Fellowships and other supporting materials (letter of motivation, research proposal, curriculum vitae, writing sample and two letters of reference) must be submitted in English via the Online Application Platform no later than 15 October 2020. Late submissions will not be accepted. Further information on the PhD fellowship can be found here.