International Experiences

A*STAR International Fellowship (AIF)

The A*STAR International Fellowship (AIF) is a scholarship that will fund post-doctoral training at leading research institutions or universities overseas. The fellowship will also provide opportunities which will expand your research experience and deepen your knowledge in your chosen field.

With the AIF, you will have the opportunity to build a global network, gain international exposure as well as new perspectives. Upon completing your post-doctorate training, you will embark on an exciting career at one of the A*STAR research institutes of your choice in Singapore. 


  • Be Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR). Foreigners who are non-SPRs and with outstanding track records may be considered on an exceptional basis. Non-Singaporeans are required to have obtained

  • Singapore citizenship prior to the commencement of the fellowship.

  • Have completed a PhD within the last 4 years

  • Possess excellent publication records

  • Not have existing bonds to any institution

  • Have applied or be applying for a relevant post-doctoral position at a top overseas university/laboratory

Location: Varies: Upon completion of the post-doctoral research training , scholars will return to Singapore and contribute A*STAR's Research Institute for three (3) years.

Application due: October 1, 2024