Author Archives: Cécile Gauthier


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Merlion Programme The Merlion Programme (Hubert Curien Partnership), managed by the Institut Français of Singapour, initiate and foster the development of scientific collaborations between French and Singaporean laboratories. It finance different kinds of operations : Short term missions for researchers, postdoctorals and PhD students, Seminars or Workshop in France or Singapore on a common thematic, […]



General questions Should I submit my application? All applications should submitted online at: The application can be submitted in French or in English. Is it compulsory for the researchers applying to the Merlion Programme to have a Singaporean or a French nationality? The researchers might come from any country, as long as the host […]


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Public Research The MESRI drives the public research in France: it defines the major research axes and distributes resources based on general objectives. It implements, together with the relevant partners, reliable evaluation procedures in order to measure the performance and effectiveness of national schemes for research and innovation. Public research is conducted predominantly by higher […]


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For academia, research is supported by different agencies. The two most important are Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the National Research Foundation (NRF). A*STAR is not only a funding agency but also play the role of a research operator. Academic research is mainly supported by the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council (RIEC) […]


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In Singapore, public research can be conducted in either one of the institutes of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) or one of the research laboratories in universities or polytechnics. A*STAR institutes A*STAR is the main government agency for applied research. 2,000 international researchers are employed in its 14 institutes, located in Biopolis […]



Research laboratories in universities and/or polytechnics The laboratories of the National University of Singapore (NUS) cover a large spectrum of domains from bio-imagery to quantum communication. NUS also have numerous partnerships with other institutions and universities like the A*STAR – Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Neuroscience Research Partnership (NRP). The laboratories of the Nanyang Technological University […]


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Research funding Public research laboratories are partially funded by universities, public research bodies, and financing agencies, in particular the French National Research Agency (Agence Nationale de la Recherche – ANR). Laboratories also receive funds from French regional governments, charitable associations, industry associations, and the European Union. Agence Nationale de la Recherche – ANR Created in […]