[Application Call] SASEA Fellowship Programme - Deadline: 30 Nov 2021

The Singapore Academies South-East Asian Fellowship (SASEAF)

The Singapore Academies South-East Asian Fellowship (SASEAF) is funded by the Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF), administered through the Singapore National Academy of Science (SNAS) in partnership with the Singapore Academy of Medicine (SAM) and the Academy of Engineering Singapore (AES).

The scheme is to attract bright postdoctoral researchers from South-East Asian countries to Singapore for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship. This fellowship aims to prepare the fellows for a full-time academic or research position in their home country, as well as to establish a network of scientists and researchers in the South-East Asia region to gather, interact and conduct research collaboratively. During the entire period of candidature, Fellows will be attached to a Singapore university or research institution under a host Principal Investigator.

One of our current Fellows has shared with us how she benefited from the 2-year fellowship - it has not only given her an opportunity to experience a different culture, but more importantly, she has also been introduced to different equipment and alternate analytical methodologies she never had experienced before coming to Singapore.  

The call for application for cohort 2022 will close on 30 November 2021. We hope many aspiring young postdocs or freshly graduated PhD students from South-East Asia will take this SASEAF as a golden opportunity to advance their research career. For more details, please visit the website: https://snas.org.sg/aseanfellowship.

Application Process:

  1. Check eligibility
  2. Source for suitable professors / PIs in Singapore research institutions to be your host PI
  3. Reach out to the PI you intend to work with to jointly develop a short research proposal (no longer than 2 pages)
  4. Obtain an in-principle approval from your host PI, sent using his/her official email ID
  5. Contact referees (minimum 2) to invite them to submit reference letters
  6. After completing the above, fill in the Application Form. Thereafter, combine all required documents into one single PDF file for submission

Timeline (for 2021 open call):




Call for application

30 Nov

Application closes

Nov - Dec

Evaluation & Deliberation


Offers sent to successful candidates

Jan - Mar 2022                

Projected start of fellowship