The Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC) at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) invites applications for the Chan Heng Chee Research Fellowship.  Named after LKYCIC’s founding Chair, Professor Chan Heng Chee, the Fellowship honours her decades of dedicated service and contribution to Singapore and to SUTD. The Chan Heng Chee Research Fellowship hopes to inspire a new generation of inter-disciplinary research talent who can contribute to building cities that are innovative, resilient and sustainable, with flourishing people and thriving places at their heart.

For this inaugural appointment of the Chan Heng Chee Research Fellow, we are seeking two early career academics (i.e. PhDs obtained in 2019 or later) who have research interests in urban planning, socio-spatial and policy implications of urban change.

A demonstrable expertise in either urban health issues, urban innovation and/or urban sustainability will be viewed favourably, as is a familiarity with using mixed methodologies in the research process. Applicants should also desire to develop their research interest in Singapore (and/or in the wider Southeast Asian region).  The appointment is for two years, with a possible extension to the third year.

The successful applicants will have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers in LKYCIC and contribute to the wide ranging inter-disciplinary research that can help cities address urban challenges and improve the lives of communities. The successful candidate will also be mentored by experienced senior faculty at the LKYCIC.

Applicants should email the following to

(1) A cover letter (no longer than three pages) highlighting: research strengths, fit with the research thrusts of LKYCIC and potential research topic(s) to be developed as a Chan Heng Chee Research Fellow.

(2) CV (please include the names and contact details of three referees).

Applications will be reviewed beginning 1 March 2022 and will continue until the positions are filled.