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PhD Program 2019-2020

The Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia (ARCIALA), School of Law, Singapore Management University is launching its third program of sponsoring PhD candidates at their final year of thesis writing to come to SMU for six months, beginning from May 2019 to March 2020, with some flexibility. The monthly stipend is S$2,500 (Singapore dollar) inclusive of insurance fees, etc. This year up to four PhD candidates can be sponsored.

It is suggested that in the proposal that the six month stay in Singapore is broken down into several stages, and indicate the research goals that the applicant want to achieve in those stages. Please also indicate the significance and relevance of the research for Singapore and Asia. While working on research proposal, please incorporate and factor in the work ARCIALA has been doing or published, which is available at: and the focus of 2019-2020, namely AI and IP.

Interested PhD candidates should submit their CV and research proposal to by 5 April 2019.

Last updated on 19 Mar 2019 .