NTU HASS International PhD Scholarship (HIPS) for Singaporean Students, 2015

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Nanyang Technological University (NTU) offers HASS International PhD Scholarship (HIPS) for Singaporeans and Singapore permanent residents only. Applicants will be granted paid leave to pursue a sponsored PhD programme in an approved overseas university or in NTU with an extended period of research in an approved overseas partner university. Appointees pursuing a PhD degree in an approved overseas university will be granted full-pay study leave of up to five years to pursue their PhD studies. An extension of up to six months may be granted only in exceptional cases. Upon successful completion of the PhD programme, appointees will be appointed as tenure-track Assistant Professors of the University. The application deadline is 31 December 2014..  The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) International PhD Scholarship (HIPS) aims to encourage outstanding Singapore citizens and Singapore permanent residents to pursue an academic career in the humanities, arts and social sciences at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), by supporting their doctoral studies abroad. Under HIPS, the successful candidates will be employed as University staff. They will be granted paid leave to pursue a sponsored PhD programme in an approved overseas university or in NTU with an extended period of research in an approved overseas partner university. Upon successful completion of the PhD programme, they will be appointed as tenure-track Assistant Professors of the University.. Scholarships are available to pursue PhD degree overseas or in NTU with an extended period of research in an approved overseas partner university. Upon successful completion of the PhD programme, Appointees will be appointed as tenure-track Assistant Professors of the University.
The research areas of this scholarship are:  Scholarships are awarded in the area of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.
Who can apply to this scholarship?
· HIPS is open to Singaporeans and Singapore permanent residents only. Priority, however, will be given to Singapore citizens.
· The successful applicant will possess at least a Second Upper Class Honours Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Communication Studies degree or an MA degree from NTU or equivalent qualification. Undergraduate students in their final year of study may apply and may be given a provisional scholarship offer. A detailed study plan and interviews by Programme, College, and University panels will form an important part of the selection process.
Benefits of the scholarship: Appointees will enjoy prevailing staff benefits, including: -A starting salary of S$3,300 per month; -Contributions to their Central Provident Fund (CPF) account; -Two round-trip economy class tickets between Singapore and country of study; -Tuition fees and other compulsory fees (latter will be decided on a case by case basis); -Overseas maintenance allowance of not more than S$1,500 per month for the duration of overseas study; -Conference and fieldwork grants of up to S$3,000 per year, available by application; -Medical benefits in accordance with the University’s medical benefits scheme; -Annual salary adjustment but not performance bonus in accordance with the prevailing regulations of the University.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  Appointees pursuing a PhD degree in an approved overseas university will be granted full-pay study leave of up to five [5] years to pursue their PhD studies. An extension of up to six [6] months may be granted only in exceptional cases. The appointment will be tenable for an initial period of three years. Upon expiry of the term, appointees may be offered a further contract of three years by the University taking into consideration the Appointee’s teaching and research performance.
Number of scholarships:  Not Known

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