Singapore NRF Fellowship (Class of 2019)

Sponsor:

The Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF)

Deadline:

20 March 2018, 3.00pm (GMT+8)

EST deadline is 2am March 20, 2018. OSP advises NYU applicants submit before 5pm EST on March 19.

Summary:

The National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellowship Scheme is a globally competitive programme which seeks to provide opportunities for early career researchers from all over the world, to lead impactful research in Singapore.

NRF is inviting outstanding researchers who are in their early stage of research careers and ready to lead an independent research group to apply for the Singapore NRF Fellowship Award.

Eligibility:

The fellowship is open to all researchers of all nationality, in their early stage of research careers. Please refer to the self-assessment checklist (Annex A) in the full RFP (link below) to assess your eligibility.

Please note this call will have two tracks:

Track A: Applicants in all disciplines of science and technology (Computer Science, including Infocomm Technologies and Interactive Digital Media, Engineering, Life Sciences and Natural/Physical Sciences).

Track B: Applicants with research experience in the field of Science of Learning (SOL). The NRF’s SOL seeks to develop a science-based understanding of the effectiveness of Singapore’s education methods, as well as develop new methods to realise better learning outcomes. Applicant’s proposals could be based on, but need not be limited to, research in the following priority areas:

  • Developing neuroscience-informed interventions for translation – This refers to the development of interventions built on existing related neuroscience knowledge.
  • Validation of cognitive theories or interventions with neuroscientific evidence – This refers to the corroboration of existing interventions/theories with the development of new neuroscience knowledge.
  • Development of platform technologies as tools to support scaling of interventions with neuroscientific evidence – This focuses on methods to scale up application of established intervention methods.

Available Funding:

A five-years research grant of up to SGD 3 million (approximately USD 2.15 million).

Link to Full RFP:

https://researchgrant.gov.sg/Pages/GrantCallDetail.aspx?AXID=NRFF11-2019&CompanyCode=nrf

 

LIMITED COMPETITION: Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Sponsor:

Helen Hay Whitney Foundation

Deadline:

5 PM EST, June 30, 2017

Summary:

To attain its ultimate goal of increasing the number of imaginative, well-trained and dedicated medical scientists, the Foundation grants financial support of sufficient duration to help further the careers of young men and women engaged in biological or medical research.

Eligibility:

The SAC will review no more than one application from a laboratory during each annual cycle. We will accept applications from different laboratories/supervisors at the same institution. Should we receive more than one, the Chair of the SAC will decide which of the applications appears most competitive and decline the other(s) administratively. We urge the heads of laboratories to make this choice for us, if at all possible. 

  • The Foundation will not ordinarily consider applicants who plan tenure of the fellowship in the laboratory in which they have already received extensive predoctoral or postdoctoral training. The aim of the fellowship is to broaden postdoctoral training and experience, and a significant change of venue is advisable.
  • Candidates who hold, or are in the final stages of obtaining a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and are seeking beginning postdoctoral training in basic biomedical research are eligible to apply for a fellowship.
  • The Foundation accepts applications from candidates who have no more than one year of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the deadline for submitting the application (June 30, 2017), and who have received a PhD (or D.Phil. or equivalent) degree no more than two years before the deadline, or an M.D. degree no more than three years before the deadline.
  • Fellowships may be awarded to US citizens planning to work in laboratories either in the US, Canada, or abroad and also to foreign citizens for research in laboratories in the US only. We expect that most applicants will reside in North America at the time of application. Foreign Students will need to obtain appropriate visa documentation, as required by US Immigration.

Available Funding:

 The fellowship is for 3 years and includes an annual stipend (starting at $52,000) plus an annual research allowance of $1,500. There is a also a Dependent Child Allowance of $1,500 per annum for each child.

Link to Full RFP:

Research Fellowship