2009 NRF-Moh Healthcare PhD Research Scholarships, Singapore

NRF-MOH HEALTHCARE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP (PhD) Singapore
Local PhD Programme
The NUS PhD scholarship is open to trainees who are Singapore citizens or foreigners who are committed to take up Singapore citizenship.


Award includes:
* Salary and tuition fees for the full-time academic study of up to 4 years, up to a cap of S$500,000
* Funding of post-doctoral research, up to a cap of S$30,000
* 8 hours of protected time per week for research during the clinical training years

Overseas PhD Programme

The overseas PhD scholarship is open to Singapore citizens only.

Award includes:
* Salary, tuition fees, maintenance allowance, return air tickets and health insurance for the full-time academic study of up to 4 years, with a cap of S$800,000 (the allowance and insurance will be funded according to prevailing civil service rates and policies)
* Funding of post-doctoral research, up to a cap of S$30,000
* 8 hours of protected time per week for research during the clinical training years

Advanced Specialty Training in Singapore may range from 2 to 4 years depending on the specialty.

PhD Research Scholars will do the PhD during the AST training phase. Scholars will also be given protected time to do research during their clinical training years. Conversely while they are in the full-time PhD programme, they can also continue to have two clinical sessions a week (8 hours) to maintain clinical competency.

The PhD is only tenable during the traineeship years in order for trainees to do research work as part of advanced training.

Under the scholarship terms, the PhD cannot be done after exiting as a specialist.

Scholars are strongly encouraged to complete the PhD academic programme before commencing advanced clinical training and must, at the very latest embark on the PhD programme at the last 12 trainee-months before exiting as specialists.

All applications will be reviewed by the Specialists Accreditation Board (SAB) Research Committee. Applicants may be called for interviews by the SAB Research Committee during the review process. Specialist trainees who are interested in applying for the PhD Scholarship are required to submit the completed Application Form (Annex A) through and endorsed by the Institution’s Head of Department, with all relevant supporting documents to:

NRF-MOH HEALTHCARE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
The SAB Research Committee Secretariat
Ministry of Health
College of Medicine Building
16 College Road
Singapore 169854
Email: moh_sab[ at ]moh.gov.sg

Closing Date For Applications
August 2009 PhD intake 15 November 2008
January 2010 PhD intake 15 May 2009