Apply for a Croucher study award

22 September 2011

The Croucher Foundation awards grants allowing promising young Hong Kong people to pursue research in the natural sciences, technology and medicine at postdoctoral and doctoral levels. Only permanent Hong Kong residents are eligible to apply.

This year the Foundation has made 9 postdoctoral and 14 doctoral awards, to a total of about HK$20 million, helping students to pursue work at Harvard, MIT, British Columbia, Northwestern, UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley, Caltech, Ohio State, Stanford, Colorado State, Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial, Berlin, Karolinska and CNRS, Montpellier among others.

We are now inviting applications for awards tenable from autumn 2012.

Croucher Fellowships for postdoctoral research (not for full-time career positions)

For: graduates who obtained doctoral degrees after July 2010; students in the final year of their doctoral studies; qualified medical doctors.

Tenable: at institutions outside Hong Kong.

Normally covers: airfare, a living subsidy, a conference grant and allowances, up to a maximum of two years.

Croucher Scholarships for full time PhD studies

For: First Class Honours graduates; or students expecting to attain an MPhil degree before September 2012; or final year undergraduate students (offers will be conditional on obtaining First Class Honours by July 2012).

Tenable: at institutions outside Hong Kong.

Normally covers: full tuition fees, airfare, a living subsidy, a conference grant, and allowances, for up to and including the third year of PhD studies.

Croucher Studentships for full time PhD studies

For: First Class Honours graduates; students expecting to attain an MPhil degree before September 2012; final year undergraduate students (offers will be conditional on obtaining First Class Honours by July 2012).

Tenable: at universities in Hong Kong.

Normally covers: HK$50,000 per annum up to and including the third year of PhD studies – may be held concurrently with a university postgraduate studentship or other awards.

How to apply

You must include detailed scientific proposal of your intended research, as well as an indication of your preferred institutions. So allow plenty of time to complete your application.

Starting from 2010, all applications should be submitted to the Croucher Foundation online at www.croucher.org.hk. For the 2012-13 selection exercise, applications should be submitted by 5p.m. on 15th November 2011 at the latest. Croucher Fellowships and Scholarships are highly competitive, so to ensure fair competition, we do not welcome requests from any individuals for help or counselling.

Through partnership agreements with French and German institutions, and the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, the Foundation will specially favour Hong Kong students with a number of full awards for pursuing research studies in topics in natural science, technology or medicine. For more information and access to the online application system, please click here.

22 September 2011

                 
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