SMART Scholars Programme for Postdoctoral Research @ SMART, Singapore: Apply by April 12: Expired


The Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) is a major research enterprise established by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in partnership with the National Research Foundation of Singapore (NRF) in 2007. SMART is the first entity in the Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE) developed by NRF.
SMART is MIT’s first, and to-date only, research centre outside the United States. It is also MIT’s largest international research programme. MIT faculty members have laboratories at SMART, mentor postdoctoral associates and graduate students, and collaborate with researchers from universities, research institutes and industries in Singapore and Asia.

About the Fellowship

The awards, to be given annually, are open to those with less than two years post doctoral experience and provided they have received their doctoral degree by 1 August 2019. The fellowship recipient would be able to conduct research of his/her own choice in Singapore within, but not necessarily tied closely to, a current project in one of the SMART Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs) and or the SMART Innovation Centre. It is anticipated that the recipients will take up their appointments at SMART by 1 September 2019.


The awards provide a fixed annual salary of S$120,000 per year (not eligible for 13 month bonus or annual increment), a research grant of up to S$25,000, a travel grant of up to S$2,500, and eligible for a six-month stay at MIT with funds up to S$15,000.

Application Requirement
Select the SMART Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) you would like to conduct your research in. The proposed research  project should align with one of the SMART IRGs: AMR, DiSTAP, FM, or LEES.
There is also an opportunity to work with the Innovation Centre (IC). Here, scholars will have the opportunity to research the Innovation Centre’s processes, assess the centre’s strenghts and weaknesses, and provide recommendations for improvements.
2. MIT Mentor
Identify the MIT faculty member who belongs to SMART that you feel could best provide mentorship and guidance on your proposed research. For IC, the mentor is Dr. Howard Califano.
3. Research Statement
Submit a 1-3 page description of the research project you propose to conduct at SMART, including some background/context, technical approach and anticipated results.
4. Objective
Provide a brief description of why you want to conduct your research at SMART in Singapore. Include some indication of how the proposed research might benefit from being conducted in Singapore, and how it might promote collaboration between the SMART faculty member from MIT, the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the National University of Singapore (NUS), and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).
5. Career Goals
Describe your long-term career goals and role of this postdoctoral experience in achieving them, including future plans for collaborative activities.
6. CV
Curriculum Vitae not to exceed 2 pages.
7. List of Publications
Provide a complete list of publications. In addition, also include copies of not more than 3 publications, combined in a single PDF file, that you consider to represent your best work.
8. Optional
Provide the Selection Committee any other information you feel will be helpful in accessing your application.
9. Referees
Provide 3 professional names of your referee. One must be your doctoral supervisor and the other 2 persons must be qualified to comment on your scholarly achievements.
Your referees must submit their recommendation online together with your application through our online application. A reminder to your referee to prepare the letter using their official institution or organization’s letterhead.


The application period is from 01 February 2019 to 12 April 2019, Singapore time. The status of your application will be sent by email on or before 20 May 2019, Singapore time.



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