Sino-British Fellowship Trust Visitorships

incoming visit from UK & Mainland china

The Sino-British Fellowship Trust supports visitorships for academic staff and postgraduate students in academic institutions in the United Kingdom and Mainland China to undertake academic exchange or research visits to the University of Hong Kong.

Eligibility

  • The applicant should be assistant professor or above (including professor, associate professor, assistant professor); or 
  • The applicant should be research postgraduate student or above (including post-doctoral fellow, PhD student); and
  • The applicant should be over 25 years of age and in a good state of health.

Financial Support

The level of financial support is subject to review by the Panel from time to time. The award will cover the costs of:

  • Travel expenses of a return trip in the most direct and economic way between the two places concerned;
  • A stipend of HK$18,000 per month during the period; 
  • An allowance of HK$1,000 for incidental expenses for the entire duration of the visit; and
  • Visa application fee, if any.

Duration

The award will cover visits for a period of not less than one month and up to three months.

Application

The applicant should liaise with the host department/centre/unit of the University of Hong Kong beforehand, following which he or she should submit:

  • A completed application form (Download Here);
  • A detailed curriculum vitae;
  • A proposal giving details of the study or research to be undertaken; his/her general interests; the nature of the work he/she will take up on return to the academic institution; and
  • An official invitation letter from the host departments/centres/units confirming willingness to receive the applicant to carry out the proposed project.

All applications should be endorsed by Heads of Departments/Centres/Units concerned, and submitted to the China Affairs Office for the consideration of the Panel. Priority will be given to studies in the fields of arts and sciences which will help advance education for the public benefit.


*Applications for retrospective visiting period will not be eligible.

Deadline

August 7, 2020

Enquiries

Tel: (852) 2219 4092
Email: tragrant@hku.hk