Economic Development Board Industrial Postgraduate Programme (EDB IPP)
The EDB IPP is an initiative by the Singapore Economic Development Board to establish a pool of PhD research manpower in Singapore with critical R&D skill sets for roles in industry through graduate training in a corporate R&D environment and local universities.
Candidates under IPP
|Admitted IPP candidates must be full-time employees of the company while pursuing full-time PhD studies at NUS School of Computing.|
|The candidate is expected to spend at least 50% of the research project activity within the company's facility.|
|The candidate will undertake an approved jointly-identified research project, and be supervised by an NUS SoC full-time faculty member and a company staff with appropriate research qualifications at PhD level.|
|The award is governed by the following conditions:|
Companies interested to participate in this programme will need to jointly scope research projects with an NUS SoC faculty member, and submit the research proposal to EDB for consideration.
The requirements of the company:
|Local or multinational companies based in Singapore.|
|Established corporate R&D lab in Singapore with an identified team of researchers to be supervisors.|
|Good track record of research projects/activities suitable for PhD level.|
|Commitment to support candidate for 4 years towards attaining PhD.|
|Co-sharing (50%) of the company's research grant to NUS capped at S$12,500/student/year.|
|Supervision and hosting of IPP candidates at research facility.|
|Research grant to academic faculties for cost incurred at faculties.|
|All other costs related to IPP Project and IPP trainee-incurred expenses (eg. insurance, equipment, travel, conferences, publications, etc).|
Research Projects, Contractual Agreement & Intellectual Property Arrangements
NUS faculty members who wish to participate in EDB-IPP should, jointly with the collaborating company, contact EDB on sponsorship of the IPP/submission of project proposals. The project proposed for IPP should also be submitted to NUS SoC for approval.
Companies will then work with NUS Industrial Liaison Office (NUS ILO) and EDB to formulate contractual agreements for each project undertaken by the IPP candidate, company and NUS. Intellectual property arrangements arising from IPP projects undertaken by IPP candidates are to be agreed upon by both the company and NUS.