Call for applications: Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme for 2010/11

On behalf of the Research Grants Council (RGC) of the Hong Kong University Grants Committee, IIE is pleased to announce the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2010/11. The PhD Fellowship program will unite top international research postgraduate students and Hong Kong's world-class research institutions.

The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme has been launched by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong in 2009 and aims to attract the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD degree programs in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong's institutions are extending the boundaries of various fields including sciences, engineering, humanities, arts, social sciences, medicine, biotechnology, business, and specializations such as textile design, and supply chain and tourism management.

The Fellowship will provide an annual stipend of HK$240,000 (approximately US$30,000) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) per year for a maximum period of three years.

The application deadline is 1 December 2009.

Eligibility & Selection Criteria
Those 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.

Selection Panels
Shortlisted applications, subject to their areas of studies, will be reviewed by one of the two HKPF Selection Panels with experts in the relevant broad areas -- one for science, medicine, engineering and technology and another one for humanities, social science and business studies.

Selection Criteria
While the academic excellence is of prime consideration, the Selection Panels will take into account, but is not limited to, the four yardsticks below for the selection of candidates:
  • Academic excellence
  • Research ability and potential
  • Communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Leadership abilities
Please find attached the program brochure and poster about the Hong-Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2010/2011 on the site, and for more information and details about application requirements please visit:  and or