Faculty Development Scholarship (FDS)

  • The NIE Faculty Development Scholarship will sponsor outstanding candidates with the potential to assume senior academic leadership positions in NIE to pursue full-time doctoral studies overseas. Upon completion of their doctoral studies, candidates will return to serve as educators and academicians in NIE.

  • Applicants must:

    • Be Singapore Citizens;
    • Have excellent academic records with very good Honours or Master’s degrees (or professional qualifications of equivalent standing) and relevant teaching experience. The ability to conduct research, evidenced by conference presentations and research publications, will be considered favorably;
    • Preferably be below 30 years old;
    • Have a passion to pursue a challenging career in academia; and
    • MOE Education Officers should have middle management experience in a school.  
  • The scholarship is tenable for a period of three years. The scholarship will provide: 

    • Competitive monthly salary during the study period;

    • Two sets of economy class air tickets (one at commencement and completion of the doctoral study, and one to return to Singapore for data collection for the doctoral thesis);

    • Overseas maintenance allowance;

    • Settling-in allowance (at the commencement of the doctoral study);

    • Computer allowance (on reimbursement basis);

    • Thesis allowance (upon completion of doctoral study);

    • Tuition and other compulsory fees;

    • Conference and fieldwork grants (by application); and

    • Medical benefits in line with the Institute’s medical benefits scheme.

    The scholar will be granted full-pay study leave of up to three years to pursue the doctoral studies. A scholar studying in the United States may be considered for a fourth year of sponsorship if the required minimum period of candidature is at least 4 years. No other types of leave will be provided during the study leave.

  • Upon award of the scholarship, the scholar will serve a few months in NIE to gain institutional knowledge and get to know the academic environment before embarking on the doctoral studies.  Upon completion of doctoral studies, the scholar will be expected to serve in the professorial scheme of service.

    The scholar will be required to enter into a bond to serve the National Institute of Education for a period of five years as an employee upon obtaining the doctoral degree. 

    The Institute reserves the right to make revisions to the terms of scholarship as it deems fit.

  • Applicants are requested to complete the Application Form and submit it with the required supporting documents to the following address:

    Human Resource Department
    National Institute of Education
    4th Storey, Blk 1 Administration Building
    1 Nanyang Walk
    Singapore 637616

  • The following supporting documents must be submitted together with the application:

    • Curriculum Vitae (which should include academic qualifications, employment history, scholarships & awards ,contributions to education and the education system of Singapore as a teacher-educator, publications, teaching records, research grants;
    • A succinct write-up (2 pages) on the research topic which you intend to pursue; 
    • A succinct write-up (4 pages) on your commitment and interest in the area of study applied for and the expected  contribution to NIE, schools and the Singapore education system;
    • All relevant educational certificates including GCE ‘O’ & ‘A’ level certificates, Polytechnic Diploma, university transcript and degree scroll;
    • Letters for scholarships, prizes, other awards, memberships in academic & professional societies;
    • National Registration Identity Card; and
    • Latest payslip
  • Shortlisted applicants will attend an interview where they will be assessed on their suitability for the scholarship.

  • For clarification or additional information, please contact the following persons:

    Areas of Study
    Respective Heads of Academic Groups (their contact details can be found in the links above) 

    Terms and Conditions
    Ms Neo Gek Kheng 
    Senior Assistant Head, Human Resource 
    Email: /
    Tel: 6790 3097

  • The closing date is 27 February 2019.