I sent an email to a professor and asked him if there's any PhD position available in his group. I also told him that I want to apply for SINGA scholarship program if he agrees to supervise me.
The professor replied:
My experience with the SINGA program is that it is very competitive. Almost all successful applications have already published papers prior to application. I do not believe your chances for getting accepted are too high.
I really want to give it a try. How should I reply to tell the professor politely to please support my application, and that I don't care if I get a rejection from SINGA scholarship program?
Also, I am writing a research article, and I am hopeful it will be complete within two weeks.