Tan Ean Kiam Postgraduate Scholarship in the Humanities (TEKPS)
- Level of study
- Doctoral research, Postgraduate research masters, Postgraduate taught masters
- Subject area
- Arts and Law, Social Sciences
- Type of Award
- Deadline for applying
- None. Open all year.
This scholarship seeks to encourage Citizens and Permanent Residents of Singapore to pursue their Masters or PhD degree in a field relating to the humanities.
TEKPS is set up in commemoration of Tan Ean Kiam, father of the late Tan Tock San who was the founding chairman of the Tan Kah Kee Foundation. Tan Ean Kiam (1881-1943) was a famous banker and community leader in pre-war Singapore. He was a director of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce as well as president of many established clan associations. In 1937, Tan Ean Kiam, together with five others of his contemporaries, namely Lee Kong Chian, Lee Chin Tian, Lee Choon Seng, Chew Hean Swee and Yeo Kiat Tiow, pooled their resources to acquire the villa that Dr Sun Yat Sen stayed while he was in Singapore. In 1938, Tan Ean Kiam became a committee member of the Nanyang Federation of China Relief Fund (NFCRF). Tan Ean Kiam served on the boards of numerous Chinese schools as chairperson and director. He donated generously to education. The newly established TEKPS is funded by the Tan Ean Kiam Foundation.
Value of Award
Successful applicants of TEKPS will receive a one-off sum of S$10,000 for studying at an overseas university or S$7,000 for studying at local universities.
Selection is based on the applicant's academic achievements and commitment to serving the community.
This scholarship is highly selective. Applicants must fulfill the following criteria:
- Singaporean or Permanent Resident of Singapore
- Outstanding academic record (a good Honours degree or equivalent)
- Strong interest in and commitment to serving the community
- Effectively bilingual
How to Apply
The application period is 30 April to 30 May. Details of the application process can be found on the organisation's website.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview in the fourth or fifth week of June.
Doctoral Research Enquiry Service
0121 414 5005