As part of the manpower development effort, the National Research Foundation Singapore and Singapore Nuclear Research and Safety Initiative are jointly offering a scholarship for Singapore citizens, or permanent residents intending to take up citizenship, to pursue overseas postgraduate studies in relevant areas of nuclear technology, nuclear safety, radiochemistry, radiobiology, etc.Application Form
Driven by the demand for energy to support economic development, South East Asian countries have been actively exploring the adoption of nuclear energy. Vietnam has signed agreements with Russia and Japan to build nuclear power plants, to be operational in the latter half of 2020s. Indonesia has conducted surveys of potential sites for nuclear power plants, and has a collaborative project with Russia to develop a demonstration nuclear power plant. As any nuclear power plant incident could lead to trans-boundary consequences, these developments have important implications for the security and safety of Singapore.
Singapore has announced in 2012 that it will not pursue nuclear power with current nuclear power technology. It will wait for nuclear power technology and safety to improve further before reconsidering this option. However, Singapore needs to develop expertise in nuclear safety, nuclear science and engineering, in order to:
The Singapore Nuclear Research and Safety Initiative (SNRSI) was established in 2014 with funding from National Research Foundation. SNRSI will implement research programmes to meet national requirements and to attract and sustain a thriving community of nuclear science and technology experts. The initial research of SNRSI will be focused on the following three areas:
The SNRSI Scholarship was launched to support Singaporeans in their pursuit of Masters or Ph.D. (local or overseas) studies in radiochemistry, radiobiology, nuclear physics, nuclear engineering or related technical disciplines.
AY 2018/19 intake: 1 December 2017
|Requirements||The SNRSI postgraduate scholarship is open to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents who will have converted to a Singapore citizenship by the time the scholarship is awarded. Candidates must have outstanding academic results and a noteworthy CCA record.|
|Eligibility||Graduates and undergraduates from reputable local or overseas universities.|
|Value of Scholarship||Up to 2 years (Masters candidates) or 4 years (Ph.D. candidates) of financial support for maintenance allowance, tuition and compulsory fees, computer and book allowance, return airfare, plus allowances for thesis submission, settling-in and warm clothing, where applicable.|
|Bond Duration||3 – 6 years, depending on number of years of study funded.|
|Where to Pursue||Top ranked universities around the world based on your intended area of research.
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|Choice of Courses||Science or engineering disciplines with a research project in the relevant areas of nuclear safety, radiochemistry or radiobiology.|