Best Graduate Researcher Award


To promote and recognize excellent research of graduate students in the Faculty of Science, one Best Graduate Researcher award is given annually in each department. One Top Graduate Researcher in Science award is given if there is an outstanding candidate among the Best Graduate Researcher awardees.

A cash prize of S$500 is given to each Best Graduate Researcher awardee. The Top Graduate Researcher will receive an additional S$500.



Selection Criteria
  • The award is open to all full-time or part-time graduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Science who have not graduated by August in the awarding year.
  • The award is based on the excellence in scientific research carried out by the candidate during his/her graduate study.
  • The research work must be original and significant, supported by evidences such as published papers or unpublished manuscripts.
  • The candidate must have good coursework performance.




Students will be invited to submit applications.

They must submit their CV and supporting materials to their department's Graduate Programme Committee. The supporting materials include a write-up on the research achievements, a recommendation letter from the supervisor, transcripts, and published papers and/or manuscripts. The role of the student in his/her research should be clearly stated if the research work is jointly done with others; i.e., more co-authors are listed in the publications and the student's name is not the first author.

(The exact deadline for submission will be publicized to students via email sometime in April each year.)



Awardees for 2017

Biological Sciences: Lim Xin Xiang

Chemistry: Chen Xiaoping

Physics: Chang Guoqing

Pharmacy: Sybil Akua Okyerewa Obuobi

Mathematics: Wang Liuquan

Statistics: Deborshee Sen

*Top Graduate Researcher: Wang Liuquan (Mathematics)