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PhD Program 2020 -2021

The Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia (ARCIALA), School of Law, Singapore Management University is launching its fourth program of sponsoring PhD candidates at their final year of thesis writing to come to SMU for six months, beginning from October 2020 to March 2021, with some flexibility. The monthly stipend is S$2,800 (Singapore dollar) inclusive of insurance fees, etc. This year up to four PhD candidates can be sponsored.

The PhD candidates will come to Singapore under the Training Employment Pass (TEP) and are expected to follow work regulations. It is suggested that in the research proposal  the six month stay in Singapore is broken down into several stages, and indicate the research goals that the applicant plan 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: 

Interested PhD candidates should submit their CV with references (English proficiency proof desired), detailed outlines of their thesis, and research proposal to arciala [at] by 2 May 2020.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Last updated on 02 Apr 2020 .