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​NISTH Visiting Fellowship Programme (Application for 2019 Closed)

The NTU Institute of Science and Technology for Humanity (NISTH) Visiting Fellowship programme is a newly-launched initiative with the aim of promoting scholarly exchange and enriching the intellectual environment of the University. 

The Visiting Fellows are to enhance the academic standing and research of the University by formulating research collaborations and by facilitating scholarly exchange among faculty. Their responsibilities usually include taking part in research and/or teaching activities for a limited period of time, typically for a semester.

NISTH puts out calls for applications for the NISTH Visiting Fellowship once a year. ​

Application for NISTH Visiting Fellowship Programme 2019 is closed. Keep a look out here for the next round. 
  • NISTH Visiting Fellows must have a current appointment with an established university or research institution.
  • Applicants should generally have a PhD or equivalent higher degree in any discipline.
  • Applicants should preferably have research interests that contribute to the understanding and shaping of scientific and technological changes, exploration of their consequences for societies, and anticipation of potential consequences so that breakthroughs can be directed towards the betterment of humanity. 
  • Applicants are likely to be engaged in research projects that lie at the intersections of technology, natural sciences, social sciences, arts, policy, regulation and governance, business, medicine and ethics.
  • Applicants are expected to possess an established record of scholarly excellence in the field of study.
Tenure & Stipend
Appointment will be subject to eligibility to work in Singapore.


Visiting Fellows will receive an appointment of up to 6 months. Upon award, Fellowships will likely start in January to coincide with the NTU academic calendar. NISTH reserves the right to offer a shorter appointment period than requested or to withdraw the Fellowship if it is not started within the agreed period.

Visiting Fellows will be provided:

  • Work space within NTU and access to the NTU Library facilities
  • Stipend, to be deposited every month into a bank account in a bank based in Singapore. Alternative arrangements may be made for short-term appointments of 3 months or less.
  • For successful applicants who are not currently based in Singapore:
  • Round-trip economy class air fare, on the most direct route between the Visiting Fellow’s city of residence, and Singapore.
  • Assistance in application for appropriate Employment Pass to work in Singapore.
  • Assistance in securing accommodation within campus (subject to availability).  
Health, Insurance and Benefits
The University does not provide health insurance or staff benefits to short-term visiting faculty. NISTH will provide contact details of commercial medical insurance providers, if requested.


Visiting Fellows are expected to give guest lectures, seminars or workshops to faculty and postgraduate students in the Visiting Fellow’s field of research.


Visiting Fellows are to make contributions to the University through research, service and mentoring. Visiting Fellows may also work on collaborative proposals with NTU faculty for competitive research grant calls.

Visiting Fellows are encouraged to participate actively in research seminars, public lectures and workshops organised by NISTH. 


Applicants are to submit (in English):
Contact Information
Questions about application procedures, eligibility, stipend or deadlines, are to be directed to:


The Director-NISTH

NTU Institute of Science and Technology for Humanity (NISTH)


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