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SMI – MaritimeONE Postgraduate R&D Scholarship

The SMI – MaritimeONE Postgraduate R&D Scholarship aims to develop quality local maritime research talent and domain experts to deepen Singapore’s specialised R&D capabilities as a global maritime knowledge hub.

Sponsor – Singapore Maritime Institute, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
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Programmes Supported
  • Master’s by Research, NUS
  • Master of Science (Research), NTU
  • Master of Engineering (Research), NTU
  • Master of Engineering (Research), SIT
  • Master of Engineering (Research), SUTD
  • Doctor of Philosophy, NUS
  • Doctor of Philosophy, NTU
  • Doctor of Engineering, SIT
  • SUTD PhD Programme
Research areas supported
  • Maritime decarbonisation and sustainability
  • Modelling and simulation for maritime and port applications
  • Remote and autonomous maritime operations
  • Maritime cybersecurity
  • Other areas will be considered on a case-by-case basis
Value ($) Value of scholarship ranges from S$100,000 – $400,000 (disbursed in stages)
Benefits may vary for existing staff of research Centres of Excellence funded by SMI.
*All rates/allowances are subject to adjustments by SMI
Additional Benefit
  • Full tuition fees
  • Monthly sustenance allowance of $3,500
  • Research allowance of up to $6,000 annually
  • Support for up to 12 months of overseas exchange/attachment (return airfare and accommodation subsidy)
  • Additional stipend of up to $500 per month upon passing the PhD Qualifying Examination (QE), subject to good performance

Service Committment
To complete the service commitment at approved research Centres of Excellence and research institutes including Maritime Energy & Sustainable Development Centre of Excellence (MESD) at NTU, Centre of Excellence for Next Generation Ports (C4NGP) at NUS, Centre of Excellence for Autonomous & remotely Operated vessels (CEAOPS) at TCOMS, Centre of Excellence in Maritime Safety (CEMS) at SP and iTrust at SUTD. Service commitment may also be completed in a maritime research and development role at a Singapore-based company, subject to SMI’s approval.
  • Up to 2 years for Masters
  • Up to 4 years for PhD (May apply for rotation after 2 years of service in one centre)

  • Singapore Citizen or Singapore PR
  • Outstanding academic results
  • Must meet prevailing admission requirements for university postgraduate research programmes
  • Have strong interest in a career in maritime R&D
Deadline: Closed for this cycle