Fellowship Programmes

The NTU Institute of Science and Technology for Humanity (NISTH) Postdoctoral Fellowship programme (PDF) is a programme that will bring new scholars to NTU with the aim of enhancing teaching and research on the impacts of science and technology.

About the NISTH Postdoctoral Fellowship

NISTH PDF scheme provides support of up to two years to recent PhD graduates who demonstrate outstanding promise in research and teaching in their fields of study. By offering new scholars the opportunity to develop research publications, hone their teaching, and network with academics, the scheme serves as a bridge between the scholars’ doctoral training and their entry into faculty careers. The Fellowship is part of NISTH’s effort to promote interdisciplinary learning and research and the excellent resources across the University serve to enhance the training of new scholars as interdisciplinary investigators.

The postdoctoral fellowships are for one year, renewable for a second year, subject to satisfactory performance. Appointed fellows may be required to assist in teaching up to the equivalent of one semester-based course per academic year.

NISTH typically invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships commencing in  Semester 2 of each Academic Year. Successful candidates will be affiliated with one or more  of the schools in NTU, Singapore.

Application for NISTH Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2019 is closed. Keep a look out here for the next round.

Application information for the programme: 

Preference will be given to applications that address the themes listed below as well as to projects that cut across disciplinary boundaries. Successful candidates are expected to begin their fellowships in January.


1.      Responsible Innovation

2.      Governance and Leadership in the Technological Age

3.      Emerging Urban Asia


Applicants must possess a doctoral degree issued no more than 3 years prior to the time of application (i.e. the degree must have been obtained after 1 January 2016). Candidates who are completing their degrees must have been conferred their doctoral degrees by December of the application year.


Applications must include: ​

  1. the Official Application Form​​​​ submitted as one single document (in Microsoft Word format);
  2. the Research Staff Application Form.

Applicants should explore the research interests of NTU faculty members to identify potential faculty mentors and state the research theme for which they are applying on the application form. Applications should demonstrate in their research plan how their expertise crosses different disciplines and relates to a NISTH theme.

Reference letters: ​

At least two reference letters, on official letterhead and signed by the referees, are to be sent directly by the referees.

Questions about application procedures, eligibility, stipend or deadlines, are to be directed to:


NTU Institute of Science and Technology for Humanity (NISTH)

Email: [email protected]

The NTU Institute of Science and Technology for Humanity (NISTH) Visiting Fellowship programme is a newly-launched initiative with the aim of promoting scholarly exchange and enriching the intellectual environment of the University. 

The Visiting Fellows are to enhance the academic standing and research of the University by formulating research collaborations and by facilitating scholarly exchange among faculty. Their responsibilities usually include taking part in research and/or teaching activities for a limited period of time, typically for a semester.

Application for NISTH Visiting Fellowship Programme 2019 is closed. Keep a look out here for the next round. 

Tenure & Stipend

Appointment will be subject to eligibility to work in Singapore.

Visiting Fellows will receive an appointment of up to 6 months. Upon award, Fellowships will likely start in January to coincide with the NTU academic calendar. NISTH reserves the right to offer a shorter appointment period than requested or to withdraw the Fellowship if it is not started within the agreed period.

Visiting Fellows will be provided:

  • Work space within NTU and access to the NTU Library facilities
  • Stipend, to be deposited every month into a bank account in a bank based in Singapore. Alternative arrangements may be made for short-term appointments of 3 months or less.
  • For successful applicants who are not currently based in Singapore:
  • Round-trip economy class air fare, on the most direct route between the Visiting Fellow’s city of residence, and Singapore.
  • Assistance in application for appropriate Employment Pass to work in Singapore.
  • Assistance in securing accommodation within campus (subject to availability).  
Health, Insurance and Benefits

The University does not provide health insurance or staff benefits to short-term visiting faculty. NISTH will provide contact details of commercial medical insurance providers, if requested.


Visiting Fellows are expected to give guest lectures, seminars or workshops to faculty and postgraduate students in the Visiting Fellow’s field of research.

Visiting Fellows are to make contributions to the University through research, service and mentoring. Visiting Fellows may also work on collaborative proposals with NTU faculty for competitive research grant calls.

Visiting Fellows are encouraged to participate actively in research seminars, public lectures and workshops organised by NISTH. 


Applicants are to submit (in English):
  • Completed application form; and
  • Curriculum vitae