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Singapore Offers Grants to Research Scientists to Start Labs Here
Date:3/3/2009

Ten outstanding young scientists receive prestigious research fellowships worth US$1.5 million each

Singapore (PRWEB) March 3, 2009 -- Ten outstanding young scientists have been awarded research grants from the National Research Foundation (www.nrf.gov.sg) to help them start their own labs in Singapore. These scientists hail from six nations including China, Estonia, Japan, Turkey, Singapore and Switzerland.

The research grants allow the scientists to start their own research laboratories in areas like computer science, solar technology and nanotechnology. The aim of NRF's Research Fellowship is to build a pool of young, brilliant and passionate researchers in various fields of science and technology to add to Singapore's growing research talent pool. The NRF Research Fellowship will provide each Research Fellow with US$1.5 million in research funding over three years to perform independent, cutting-edge research in Singapore, with the possibility of receiving a second round of three-year funding.

These ten winners were selected from 186 applicants around the world and they are currently doing research in top universities, including Harvard, Cambridge, Yale, Caltech, Stanford, MIT and Princeton.

Professor James Foley, an American member of the Scientific Advisory Board, said, "The winners range in ages from 29 to 35 - that's lower than the average age of scientists who lead their own research teams in the United States. In the US, they would be about 35 to 40 before they can do this. Very few countries are able to provide such research opportunities to such young scientists, as Singapore has done."

Singapore recognizes that research and innovation are key to continued growth and knowledge creation. The country aims to intensify national R&D spending to 3% of its GDP by 2010. In the last decade, Singapore has successfully grown its R&D base, drawn top scientific and creative talent and nurtured R&D collaborations between the public sector and private enterprise. With twelve research centers dedicated to a multitude of technological disciplines, Singapore attracts a world class community of researchers and specialists from the US, Europe and Asia Pacific region. The NRF was specifically set up in 2006 with a five-year budget of US$3.27 billion to promote R&D in Singapore.

For opportunities in Singapore's R&D sector, log on to the Contact Singapore job portal at www.contactsingapore.sg/jobs where talent can search for research-related jobs in Singapore and post their resumes online. This job portal is managed by Contact Singapore, in collaboration with economic promotion agencies and key employers in Singapore. In addition, talent can also visit The Agency of Science, Technology and Research's (A*STAR) website at www.a-star.edu.sg for information on Singapore's R&D landscape.

About Contact Singapore:
Contact Singapore is an alliance of the Singapore Economic Development Board and Ministry of Manpower. It aims to attract global talent to work, invest and live in Singapore.

With offices in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America, Contact Singapore is the one-stop centre for those who wish to pursue a rewarding career in Singapore, as well as business leaders and entrepreneurs who are keen to invest in or initiate new business activities here. Contact Singapore actively links Singapore-based employers with global talent and provides updates on career opportunities and industry developments in Singapore. We work with private sector partners to facilitate the interests of potential individual investors in Singapore.

For more information on working, investing and living in Singapore, please visit www.contactsingapore.sg.

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