We will be accepting qualified applications for the SMART 2016 Scholars Programme. These awards will provide a unique opportunity for recent or soon to be Ph.D. graduates to participate in the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Centre in Singapore, and to become members of an alumni network that we anticipate will continue to evolve and expand over the years.
The awards, to be given annually, are open to those with less than three years post doctoral experience and provided they have received their doctoral degree by 30 November 2016. 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 five existing SMART Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs). It is anticipated that the recipients will take up their appointments at SMART by 30 November 2016 or earlier.
The awards provide an annual salary of up to S$90,000, a research grant of up to S$40,000, and a travel allowance of up to S$5,000.
Applicants who are interested in teaching are also eligible to participate in a joint-postdoc programme with the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). These recipients will spend one year at the SMART Centre conducting research and spend the remaining term with SUTD conducting research and assisting with teaching.
If you would like to be considered for this joint appointment, please indicate in your research statement that you would like to also be considered for the joint-postdoc programme.
Select the SMART Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) you would like to conduct your research in.
Identify the MIT faculty member who belongs to SMART that you feel could best provide mentorship and guidance on your proposed research.
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.
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).
Describe your long-term career goals and role of this postdoctoral experience in achieving them, including future plans for collaborative activities.
Curriculum Vitae not to exceed 2 pages.
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.
Provide the Selection Committee any other information you feel will be helpful in accessing your application.
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
NOTE: The letter must be prepared using their official institution or organization's letterhead.
The application period is from 26 January 2017 to 28 February 2017. The status of your application will be sent by email on or before 09 November 2016, Singapore time.