Nanyang-DSO Graduate Programme (NDGP) 2023/2024
By Temasek Lab @ NTU (TL@NTU) and DSO National Laboratories
The objective of NDGP is to attract and nurture Singaporean talents in defence and security research & development (R&D) with the explicit goal of developing future technical thought leaders in our defence ecosystem.
NDGP is a premier graduate programme designed to encourage outstanding Singaporean graduates to pursue a research career by studying for a Ph.D. in NTU. The research topics will be specifically selected for its highest impact in the fields relevant to TL@NTU and DSO. Find out more about the research topics here: Latest Research Topics-Aug 2024
Beyond providing technical training (both locally as well as overseas), the NDGP will also incorporate leadership and management exposure into its comprehensive programme. Selected candidates will be employed full-time as a Research Assistant in TL@NTU while pursuing a Ph.D. degree in one of the Schools in NTU on a part-time basis. The key aspects of the programme are as follows:
- 4 years of employment as a research staff in TL@NTU
- 4 years of full tuition fee
- 1-year overseas research attachment with additional financial support
- Internship at DSO National Lab or other local Defence Technology Community (DTC) partners
- Local and overseas conference support
- Leadership development programme
- Exposure to defence ecosystem
- Be a Singapore citizen
- Have obtained at least 2nd Upper Class Honours Degree or equivalent, at Bachelor’s level.
[If applicant has not yet completed the undergraduate degree programme, applicant shall furnish documentation from the University that applicant is on track to obtain at least 2nd Upper Class Honours Degree, or equivalent.]
- Have strong interest in research for defence science and application
There is no bond attached to this programme.
Upon successful completion of the studies, the student/staff may be offered continual employment in TL@NTU or its defence partners.
Interested applicants shall send in their applications to [email protected].
Please include the following in your email submission:
-Latest CV (with (expected) graduation date & GPA)
-Choice of Research Topic
-Intake you're interested in (Aug24/Jan25)
|Admission Intake||Last day for submission of application|
|August 2024/January 2025||31 October 2023|
Shortlisted candidates will be informed by email for a panel interview.
Coverage and Award Terms
|Tuition Fee||Full coverage for four academic year (AY2022-2026)|
|Monthly Stipend1||S$4,000 + S$1,000 (top-up) |
|Yearly Staff Benefits||According to NTU Staff Benefits|
|Conference Allowance||Support for two times allowance for Local & Overseas Conference|
|Overseas Attachment||Up to 12 months overseas attachment|
|Other Allowances||S$3,500 for books/references/thesis and IT|
SUTD-DSO Graduate Fellowship Programme (SDGF)
The SDGF is a premier graduate fellowship by Temasek Labs@SUTD (TL@SUTD) and DSO National Laboratories which aims to attract Singaporean graduates to nurture them in defence and security research & development (R&D) with a goal to develop future technical thought leaders in our defence ecosystem.
The September 2023 intake is now open. If you have a strong interest in defence science research and robotics and Artificial Intelligence applications, you may find out more information at their website or here.