AISG PhD Fellowship Programme

Application is open for January 2021 PhD intake. It will open from 13 August – 18 September, 2020 6PM SGT.

AISG PhD Fellowship Programme

The AISG PhD Fellowship Programme is part of AISG’s Research programme which supports top AI research talents in pursuing their PhD in Singapore-based Autonomous Universities (AUs)*.

We aim to nurture and train local AI talents to be able to perform advanced fundamental AI research and produce state-of-the-art AI algorithms, models and systems.

In addition, we hope that these talents will contribute to the other pillars of AI Singapore, the local AI eco-system and the society.

* Autonomous Universities (AUs): National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).  

Key Highlights

  • Open for application from any nationality

  • A competitive stipend of up to S$6,000 monthly, on top of other allowances and full tuition fees, support up to four years of studies at Singapore-based AUs

  • Aims to increase Singapore’s visibility and presence on AI fundamental research by publishing in top-tier AI conferences and journals

  • AISG PhD fellows are to publish novel and significant AI fundamental research publications at top-tier venues defined by AISG from the point of award until their PhD candidature period conclude

  • Allows participation in AISG initiatives of other pillars such as 100Experiments, AI Makerspace, AI Grand Challenges and AI Technology Challenges

Key Research Focus Themes

  • Trustworthy and explainable AI
    • Boost AI adoption
    • Build on Singapore’s “trust” brand
  • Privacy-aware AI
    • Demand from regulators and consumers
    • Learn from sensitive datasets, while preserving privacy of Individuals
  • Resource-efficient AI
    • Small-country – small dataset
    • Learning from small but quality datasets
  • Collaborative AI
    • Strengths in NLP and diversity as a testbed
  • Continuous Learning AI
    • Autonomous incremental learning AI towards Artificial General Intelligence

Eligibility Criteria

  • Interested applicants intending to pursue PhD and existing PhD candidates (must be 2 years or less into PhD) in Singapore-based AUs. Please refer to the eligibility details in the “PhD Fellowship Information, Section 4” document.

  • Interested applicants or existing PhD candidates with strong interest in AI fundamental research are highly encouraged to apply for the AISG PhD Fellowship.

Application Process (For Students)

Please note that each institution has a different PhD application deadline. Hence, please verify according to the website.

Document for applicant’s reference: AISG PhD Fellowship Programme Information (For Applicant)
– 6 August 2020

For new applicants interested in this PhD Fellowship Programme, please submit your application through the intended AU’s website as per the usual channel for PhD application.

Autonomous University
Application Opening Period
Reference
Term
Application Period

NTU

Aug
01 Oct (of prior year)
to
31 Jan (of intake year)
Jan
01 Jun (of prior year)
to
31 Jul (of prior year)

NUS

Aug
All year round application period. The cut-off dates for the intake are:

All: 5 Jan (of intake year)
Local: 15 Mar (of intake year)
Jan
All year round application period. The cut-off dates for the intake are:

All: 15 Jun (of prior year)
Local: 1 Sep (of prior year)
SMU
Aug
01 Aug (of prior year)
to
31 Jan (of intake year)
Jan
01 Feb (of prior year)
to
30 Jun (of prior year)
SUTD
Sept
All year round application period. The cut-off date for the intake is:

31 May (of intake year)
Jan
All year round application period. The cut-off date for the intake is:

15 Sep (of prior year)

For existing PhD candidates, please contact each AU’s graduate office for more details.

For Autonomous Universities’ Administrator Information

Application is open for January 2021 PhD intake. It will open from 13 August – 18 September, 2020 6PM SGT.

AISG PhD Fellowship Submission Portal

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For any enquiries regarding this Fellowship Programme, please email to research@aisingapore.org