Thank you for your interest in our lab.
We will post openings on this page once available, but nevertheless whether you are looking for a full-time reseach position (postdoc, research assistant), a PhD, internship, a master thesis, or seek to carry out a research visit with us in Singapore, we’re always open to getting in touch with prospective staff and students who share our interests in GIS, urban analytics, 3D city modelling, and related topics.
Below you will find the list of potential schemes to work with us. If you find some of these appealing, please fill the form below or at this link to indicate your interest.
We are open in endorsing well motivated applications for external (mostly postdoc) fellowships and scholarships that enable carrying out research at our lab. Please check the following opportunities in Singapore:
NUS Fellows Programme (Southeast Asia) - a programme designed to attract bright young faculty members (or would-be faculty members) and researchers from ASEAN universities and research institutes to NUS for a 6 to 12-month fellowship. NUS provides accommodation and a monthly stipend. Applicants must either be citizens of an ASEAN country or must be residing in an ASEAN country at the time of application.
Lee Kuan Yew Postdoctoral Fellowship - prestigious postdoc fellowship for up to 3 years. The scheme is open to nationals of all countries.
Depending on your nationality and university, there are many opportunities to fund your PhD or postdoc research at NUS and the Urban Analytics Lab, for example:
The Rubicon program of the Dutch Research Council (NWO) offers a fellowship for postdoc abroad for recent PhD graduates from a university in the Netherlands. You may also be interested in the Niels Stensen Fellowship.
The Swiss National Science Foundation has a similar fellowship.
For its citizens, Indonesia offers scholarships from the LPDP (Layanan Beasiswa dan Pendanan Riset Indonesia), for funding a PhD study abroad. Different universities across Indonesia sometimes also have own funds for research visits.
Spanish citizens may benefit from the La Fundación Ramón Areces, which offers scholarships to carry out research work in universities or research centres abroad.
The Branco Weiss Fellowship awards young researchers around the world with a generous personal research grant, giving them the freedom to work on whatever topic they choose anywhere in the world, for up to five years.
Canadians have the option to apply for a scholarship to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), which funds overseas doctoral programmes. Depending on the subject matter, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) may be another option to consider.
PRC nationals may want to consider the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC; 国家留学基金管理委员会) grants, available for both studying abroad and for research visits.
Citizens of Commonwealth countries (there are 53 countries in the Commonwealth of Nations; incl. India, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Malaysia, several in Africa and the Caribbean, and a couple European ones – Cyprus, Malta, and UK) can consider applying for the NUS Commonwealth Scholarship. The scholarship includes a monthly stipend and tuition fees.
Permanent residents of Hong Kong SAR may want to check the Croucher Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research.
The Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future program provides fellowship awards for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from developing and emerging countries to pursue a PhD or a postdoc abroad.
AXA Fellowships are for researchers who completed a PhD degree up to 5 years before the application.
For a comprehensive list of opportunities please see the ECRcentral’s Funding schemes and fellowships for early career researchers. We gratefully acknowledge the authors behind the list, from which we compiled the selection above.
Applications to the PhD programme should be done directly to the School of Design and Environment, but you may also first get in touch with us to discuss. The deadlines are usually 15 November for the intake in August next year, and 15 May for the start in January. Please start preparing your application early, and indicate in your application that you would like to work with us.
Sometimes there are scholarship opportunities by the school to partially or fully fund your PhD journey (please also check the list above). If applicable to you, please check the The Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future for another potential scholarship. Please note that most (external) scholarships require a candidate to be admitted to a PhD programme before applying for funding (e.g. providing letter of acceptance from the university). Thus we recommend starting as soon as possible.
We accept students from NUS Architecture and Real Estate to work on topics in our research domain. Provided there is a fit, we are open to working with students from other NUS schools and programmes (e.g. FASS/Geography).
Are you looking for a master thesis topic? Do you want to work with us to learn more about a particular topic in our domain? There are multiple opportunities:
Feel free to get in touch to learn more. Please note that these positions are not funded. Please fill this form to indicate your interest or just approach us directly.
Please fill this form if you are interested in visiting us, regardless of the intended duration and your position. Depending on your country of residence and position, sometimes there are opportunities for a funded stay, such as the French-Singaporean research collaboration programme Merlion and the US Fulbright Program.
External (non-NUS) master and PhD students can carry out a portion of their research at our lab. Both students from other Singaporean and overseas universities are eligible. Please refer to the NUS Non-Graduating Programme for the framework of the scheme. Make sure to also check potential topics we offer for theses.
As a new group, we’re working hard on attaining funding to start exciting new projects and to provide funded full-time positions. Please visit this page occassionally to check whether we succeeded. 💪