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2015 L’Oréal Research funding for Students of Hong Kong or Macau, France

Applications are invited for L’Oréal research scholarship available to outstanding postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are permanent residents of Hong Kong or Macau. support will be sponsored by L’Oréal Hong Kong and partnered with the HKU–Pasteur Research Centre and the Consulate General of France. Awardees will perform research work in an academic discipline of their choice and in one of the laboratories of the Institute Pasteur in France. The scholarship covers financial support (up to HK$45,500) for a period of up to 3 months. The application deadline is 31st October 2014.

Study Subject(s): Awardees will perform research work in an academic discipline of their choice and in one of the laboratories of the Institut Pasteur in France.
Course Level: The studentships are offered for postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows to pursue research studies in France.
Scholarship Provider: L’Oréal
Award can be taken at: France

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Eligibility:
-To be enrolled in a postgraduate programme or a postdoctoral fellow employed by one of the universities of Hong Kong or Macau.
-To be Hong Kong or Macau permanent resident.

Open for International Students: Students of Hong Kong or Macau are eligible to apply for this research scholarship.

Description:  LOreal-ScholarshipL’Oréal Research Scholarship provides outstanding postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are permanent residents of Hong Kong or Macau with a unique opportunity of exposure to the research environment in France through participation in research work at Institute Pasteur, a world leader in basic biological and biomedical research as well as a renowned teaching centre. This internship will better prepare students and postdoctoral fellows for future long-term professional development and career in scientific research, especially candidates with intention to pursue research studies in France at the doctoral or postdoctoral level.

Duration of award(s): The studentships are awarded for a period of up to 3 months mainly from June to August.

What does it cover? The Scholarship covers financial support (up to HK$45,500) and includes:
-Round trip air ticket between Hong Kong/Macau and Paris, France (HK$10,000)
-Housing allowance (500€ per month)
-Living allowance (HK$220 per day)

Selection Criteria: Distinguished Selection Committee has evaluated and selected candidates according to their academic and research achievements and their internship project proposals.

Notification: Successful candidates will be notified in December.

How to Apply: Candidates are invited to download the application form, to complete it in English and to return it by email together with the required supporting documents to hku-pasteur-at-hku.hk. In order to process your application, please submit the following documents:
-Complete the application form.
-Summary of your current research theme and proposed plan for the Research Internship (max 2 pages).
-Provide information on preferred department/laboratory at Institut Pasteur, contact person (if any).
-Complete list of publications indexed in PubMed [example: Bruzzone R, Dubois-Dalcq M, Kristensson K (2010) Neurobiology of infectious diseases: Bringing them out of neglect.  Prog Neurobiol 91:91-94.]
-Presentations to meetings in abstract form (please specify whether poster/oral).
-Please arrange for 1 – 2 reference letters to be separately sent to hku-pasteur-at-hku.hk.
-Any other relevant information if applicable.

Application Deadline: Application deadline is 31st October 2014.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application