Singapore Millenium Foundation

The Singapore Millenium Foundation (SMF) is a non-profit charitable organization set up to promote and advance scientific progress in Singapore. This foundation was established in 2001 with a vision to promote research in Singapore. The objective was to make a Singapore a centre of knowledge creation. The foundation visualizes Singapore as centre point for global researchers to converge, exchange ideas and views and progress forward in their respective areas of research.
The SMF is governed by a Board of Directors are eminent international and local personalities of the community and industry. The Secretariat of the SMF work in close conjunction with the Singapore universities and Research Institutes.

The major educational institutions which are in touch with SMF are :

The National University of Singapore
The Nanyang Technological University
Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory
The National Cancer Centre of Singapore
The National Neuroscience Institute
Institute of Mental Health

The SMF is in search of research talent from all nationalities of the world. The scholarships are bond free and awarded to bright graduate research scientists at the PhD and Postdoctoral levels to support their full-time research efforts at a Singapore-based university or Research Institute. At present, the areas of research where scholarships are awarded are :

Environmental Science, Renewable Resources & Water
Physical & Materials Science
Life Sciences

The research of the scholars should be able to make significant contributions to the related field in terms of industrial applications, research and development and teaching. Enhanced support by the SMF is given to those students whose papers have been selected at prestigious conferences by enabling them to attend the conferences.

The awards are tenable at the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University or Research Institutes in Singapore. A PhD candidate is eligible for S$3,000 per month for up to 4 years, while a Postdoctoral candidate is eligible for S$5,000 per month for up to 2 years. A special travel allowance of up to S$2,000 is provided to assist only international scholars to cover one-way economy air travel to Singapore. All other expenses such as enrolment, course fees, settling-in allowances etc are to be borne by the awardees themselves from their monthly grants.

Only those college students who excellent track record and have an interest in research are considered. College students whose papers and articles have been published in international journals are given priority. They should not be holding any other concurrent scholarship. The research work undertaken should have some relevance and it should have great chances of success and prove to be a basis of change in technology or industrial process.

The SMF would like more and more students and researchers to benefit from the foundation and try to put Singapore as an epicenter of knowledge.

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