The Global Scholarship Programme for Research Excellence at CUHK in Hong kong

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The Chinese University of Hong Kong offers the Global Scholarship Programme to support junior faculty and PhD students of CUHK to undertake short-term research visits at a selected group of leading research institutions.  It also supports PhD students from these institutions to undertake short-term research attachments at CUHK. 15th March 2013 is the deadline for CUHK faculty and Visiting PhD Students while 6th March 2013 for CUHK PhD Students. Only one award will be made to each applicant. Applicants will be notified of the results by May 2013.

Study Subject(s): Priority will normally be given to research that is within the Five Focused Areas i.e. Biomedical Sciences; Chinese Studies; Economics and Finance; Geoinformation and Earth Sciences; and Information Sciences.
Course Level: This scholarship is for pursuing short-term research.
Scholarship Provider: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Scholarship can be taken at: Abroad and Hong Kong

Eligibility: For CUHK Faculty: Applicants must hold full-time appointment at CUHK and should be at Assistant or Associate Professor rank substantiated within the last 3 years or on a type of contract [Type K1 (SX)] that may lead to substantive appointment in the course of employment at CUHK.
For CUHK PhD Students: -Applicants must be registered full-time PhD students at CUHK at the time of application and during the research visit. Priority will be given to applicants who will be in their 3rd or 4th year of study when they undertake the visit.
-Applicants should possess a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or above.
For Visiting PhD Students: Applicants must be registered full-time PhD students at one of the institutions listed in the Programme Guidelines.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The students of Hong Kong and PhD students from selected group of leading research institutions worldwide can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The Global Scholarship Programme for Research Excellence was launched in 2007 with a generous funding provided by CNOOC. The Programme is designed to enhance research excellence at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) through building and strengthening the University’s ties with leading research universities and institutes around the world and to increase the visibility of CUHK as a world-class research university through student and staff mobility.

Number of awards offered: Not Known

Duration of award(s): For CUHK Faculty: The research visit shall last for a minimum of 4 weeks. It shall be carried out and completed between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014.
For CUHK PhD Students: The research visit shall last for a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 6 months. It shall be carried out and completed between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014, and prior to the submission of final thesis.
For Visiting PhD Students: The research visit shall last for at least one month. It shall be carried out and completed between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014.

What does it cover? For CUHK Faculty: Each award is valued at HK$20,000 for a 4-week activity or HK$30,000 for a 6-week (or longer) activity.
For CUHK PhD Students: The value of the award will vary based on the duration and destination of visit. Normally the amount will range from HK$15,000 to HK$50,000.
For Visiting PhD Students: Award holders will receive free on-campus housing during their visit.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Applicants will be notified of the results in May 2013 via letters posted to their respective departments/units.

How to Apply: Completed applications should be submitted to the Office of Academic Links (c/o Global Scholarship Programme) via the following channels: -CUHK Faculty should submit their applications directly to the Office of Academic Links.
-CUHK PhD Students should submit their applications via the Graduate School Office.
-Visiting PhD Students should submit their applications via the CUHK Host Department.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15th March 2013 is the deadline for CUHK faculty and Visiting PhD Students while 6th March 2013 for CUHK PhD Students.

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