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M+/Design Trust Research Fellowship for International Students in Hong Kong, 2018-2019

Applications are invited for M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship offered by M+ and Design Trust. The successful applicants will be attached to M+ for three to six months in 2019, conducting independent research, preferably on a full-time basis.

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Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Scholarship Description:

  • Applications Deadline: August 13, 2018
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue research.
  • Study Subject: Two separate fellowships will be awarded. One fellowship will support a research project focused on Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta region in an Asian or global context, and the second fellowship will support a research project related to Asia more broadly, closely in line with the curatorial position of the Hong Kong-based institution M+.
  • Scholarship Award: The M+ / Design Trust Research Fellow will receive a lump-sum stipend of up to 40,000 Hong Kong dollars per month for three to six months (determined on a case-by-case basis) to cover living, insurance, and research-related costs. An overseas fellow may request a one-time travel subsidy of up to 10,000 Hong Kong dollars, covering transportation between the place of origin and Hong Kong.
  • Nationality: Available to students of all nationalities.
  • Number of Scholarships: Two separate fellowships will be awarded.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Hong Kong

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Available to students of all nationalities.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Applications are welcome from individuals of all nationalities whose areas of research are in design, architecture, or a related field. The provision of the fellowship, however, depends on whether the fellow can obtain a visa for Hong Kong.

Applicants should either hold a postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline or an undergraduate degree with a minimum of three years of relevant professional work or academic research experience. Proficiency in spoken and written English is also required.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Applicants are required to provide:

  • A completed application form
  • A full curriculum vitae covering education, professional experience, honours, awards, and publications
  • Two letters of recommendation (academic or professional), submitted directly from the referees

The deadline for submitting the application is 13 August 2018.

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