The Wallenberg Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships at Nanyang Technological University Singapore

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has established a long-term postdoctoral fellowship program at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. The purpose of the program is to bring outstanding young Swedish scientists to NTU for two years of postdoctoral research and studies. The program is open for all disciplines at NTU.

The Postdoctoral Fellows are given the opportunity to participate in a broad range of interdisciplinary activities and programs that characterize NTU’s approach to research and education.

After completing their postdoctoral visit, the Fellows will be supported upon their return to Sweden and use their experience from NTU for the benefit of Sweden.


The applicant must contact the scientist in whose laboratory/department/institute at NTU the applicant seeks to work. The applicant is required to submit a well-thought-out research proposal with clear deliverables together with a support letter from previous supervisor(s) at Swedish universities as well as a detailed invitation letter from an NTU Faculty.

Criteria and conditions

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation invites applicants for postdoctoral fellowships at NTU. 

At the time the postdoc period starts, the applicants should have a doctor's degree from a Swedish University no older than 2 years after the dissertation date as well as a connection to a Swedish University or corresponding non-profit research organization. Scientific merit, adjusted to the applicant's age, will be an important factor in the assessment.

The applicant cannot be employed/Scholar at the intended host/University prior to the Wallenberg post-doc.

The Stipend cannot be combined with other stipends or positions.

The successful candidates will be employed by NTU with an annual base salary starting at Singapore dollar (SGD) 70,000. In addition, a family cost or cost of living allowance will be paid starting at SGD 30,000 and an annual research allowance of SGD 5,000 each year over their two-year fellowship. The Fellows will also receive the NTU standard health insurance. Following the postdoctoral studies there is an opportunity to receive funding from the Wallenberg Foundation to support a research position at a Swedish university for up to two years if the Fellow cannot find another position. After each year during the whole period a progress report shall be prepared and sent to the Foundation.

After each year during the whole period a progress report shall be prepared and sent to the Foundation.

A complete application should contain the applicant’s date of PhD dissertation, CV and include a list of publications, a short personal letter (max 1 A4 page or 3 500 characters incl. spaces) a brief description of the proposed research program and a description of the research profile of the intended host and supervisor (max 6 A4 pages, 21 000 characters incl. spaces). A letter of invitation from the intended host should be submitted with the application (Other appendices). If the applicant has not passed the doctorate exam at the time of the application, a letter from the supervising professor should be submitted, in which the actual date for the exam is stated (Other appendices). Each applicant should ensure that two separate letters of recommendation with comments on the research program are submitted with the e-application. Please note that a budget form is not required since the amount applied for is fixed. Submit instead a document, confirming if you intend to apply for the Accompanying family member allowance. 

The application shall be written in English.

Application period

The application period starts on October 18th and deadline for the application is November 15th at 1:00 pm.


The Foundation uses an electronic application system. Please read the instructions for the e-application.

A list of successful applicants will be published on the website in late spring.

Please note that it is only allowed to submit an application within one of the Foundation’s postdoc calls.

Contact persons at NTU

Professor Michael Khor
Director, TRACS and Bibliometrics Analysis
President’s Office
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (+65)65921816