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July 20, 2009

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Program

The Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) will be inviting applications for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme in early September. The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme is a new PhD international scheme launched by RGC which aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD programs in Hong Kong Institutions. It is expected that 135 PhD Fellowships will be awarded for the academic year of 2010/11.

Potential students who are seeking admission as new full time PhD students in UGC-funded institutions of Hong Kong, irrespective of their country of origin and ethnic background, should be eligible to apply. Applicants should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability / potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.

The Fellowship
The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend of HK$20,000 and a conference travel allowance of HK$10,000 per year for the awardees for a maximum period of three years. Outstanding fellows may receive a full-tuition scholarship for a maximum of three years.

Application Process
The Scheme will call for application in early September 2009 and the deadline will be on 1 December 2009.
Each applicant may choose up to two programs in one or two institutions for PhD study when applying for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship. Application should be made through the Online Application System which will be available in early September 2009. For details of the scheme, please visit the website at www.rgc.edu.hk/hkphd or http://www.polyu.edu.hk/ro/hkphd-fellowship/

This is a wonderful opportunity for good prospective students who are interested in pursuing PhD studies in Hong Kong with China as the context of their research interests. Successful applicants will be able to enjoy the research facilities of not just of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, but also the facilities provided by the Joint PolyU-Peking U China Social Work Research Center. In addition, the Department of Applied Social Sciences is also well-connected with the Zhongshan University, Yunnan University and Sichuan University. Graduate students could make use of our strong network of partner universities in the Chinese Mainland to facilitate their research. I should be grateful if you could encourage your students in social sciences disciplines to apply for the scheme and study with us. Should you need further information, please feel free to contact Miss Ritz Ho at ssritzho@inet.polyu.edu.hk.

Posted by zzhu at July 20, 2009 01:49 PM