Programs in Singapore: Post-doctoral

The Luce Scholars Program provides 15-18 individuals each year with the ability to learn more about Asia by traveling and training in Asian languages, among other engagements. Placements are made exclusively in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Candidates must be US citizens with Bachelor’s degree, and must not have reached their 30th birthday by the July 1 of the year they apply for the program. Applications for the program must be endorsed by The Henry Luce Foundation. Luce Scholar candidates are nominated by 75 participating colleges and universities. The Luce Foundation cannot accept applications submitted directly by individual candidates.

Agencies Involved: The Asia Foundation, Henry R. Luce Foundation

Key Dates: Each nominating institution has an internal application deadline, typically sometime in October, as well as procedures for internal candidate review. Please contact a Luce Scholars campus liaison for possible institutional endorsement.


The A*STAR International Fellowship funds 2 years of post-doctoral training at laboratories in Singapore. The program support research that expands global research community and builds international networks. Successful programs result in employment at A*STAR's Research Institutes.

Agencies Involved: A*STAR

Key Dates: Applications accepted and processed throughout the year. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Check website for updated and additional information. 


The Singapore Millennium Scholarship provides funding for full-time research at a Singapore-based university or Institute to Graduate and Post-doctoral students, as well as medical professionals. Awards can be redeemed at the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University or Research Institutes in Singapore. Programs run for periods of 2 years for graduate level students, and 4 years for post-doctoral and professional candidates.

Agencies Involved: Singapore Millennium Foundation, Ltd.

Key Dates: Check website for updated information.