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The SingHealth Medical Student Talent Development Award (SMSTDA) is an academic medicine initiative designed to provide developmental opportunities for promising medical students.

  • Allow talented medical students an opportunity to participate in academic medicine through engagement with our Academic Clinical Programmes (ACPs) and their faculty.

  • Enhance learning opportunities for medical students who will gain practical skills and knowledge that are applicable in their careers after graduation.
  • Create an opportunity for medical students who are accepted into an established project in SingHealth to experience the implementation of cutting edge research.

Application Period

FY21 Cycle 1: Application is now closed.   

FY21 Cycle 2: 1 Sep 2021 – 15 Oct 2021



This award enables the medical student to work on a project with a Supervising Faculty of an ACP

This is an individual award to accord recognition and support to medical students who have performed well in an academic project

​The quantum of each project award will be S$7,000, which comprises :

  • S$2,000 merit award
  • S$5,000 which will be available for the duration of the Funding Period on a reimbursement basis to the ACP hosting the medical student.

​The quantum of each travel award will be S$3,000.

  • Disbursement of the merit award will be made after completion of the international conference/seminar

This money will be used to help defray project-related expenses.

Fundable expenses typically include:

  • Local training
  • Courses/conferences
  • Supplies
  • Stationery
  • Refreshments
  • Journal subscription/books 
  • Local transportation
​It enables the deserving medical student to travel so that he/she can participate and present his/her project at an overseas international seminar/conference.

For further enquiries please contact SingHealth Medical Student Talent Development Award (SMSTDA) Secretariat: