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The following programmes are open for applications:


CUHK-University of Manchester Research Fund


The University has newly established a joint research fund with the University of Manchester (UoM) to build and strengthen research collaboration between the two universities. The key purpose of the research fund is to enable faculty members at both universities to engage in academic activities in order to strengthen existing collaboration and/or to establish and develop new collaboration in the following priority areas, including Cancer, Neuroscience, Energy and Climate Change, Future Cities, Advanced Materials, and Poverty Relief. Other areas where there is mutual interest from researchers may also be considered. The scheme aims to encourage dialogue and travel exchange to lead to concrete research proposals and applications for external funding over time.


The key features of the scheme are highlighted as follows:


  • Applicants are encouraged to submit joint proposals with concrete plans for research activities to explore collaboration with members of UoM. These activities may include research initiatives, symposium, targeted workshops, staff exchanges, formation or development of a collaborative network, and teaching developments.


  • An award of up to £10,000 will be offered to each selected proposal. The award will contribute towards the total costs related to staff travel, workshop expenses and associated costs.


  • Academic staff members from all disciplines are welcome to apply. Priority is given to applications in the abovementioned research areas.


Please refer to the webpage here for the programme details, guidelines and online application form. The application closing date is 15 January 2016, Friday.





Bilateral Teaching Exchange Programme


The Bilateral Teaching Exchange Programme has newly extended its support to provide a monthly allowance of $20,000 for up to five months to visiting faculty members on exchange at CUHK as a trial. The initiative aims to encourage participation in the programme, which will help strengthen the international teaching experience and exposure of CUHK faculty members by supporting term-time teaching opportunities at overseas universities. Faculty members are encouraged to make use of this opportunity to pursue international exchanges.


Under the programme, a faculty member at CUHK will invite his/her counterpart from an equivalent department/school at an overseas university to teach at least one UGC-funded undergraduate or research postgraduate course and undertake research for one term at CUHK. In return, the CUHK faculty member will undertake at least one teaching course and conduct research at the host university for one term. No exchange agreement is needed with the counterpart’s home institution in order for faculty members to engage in this programme.


Other features of the programme are highlighted as follows:


  • The selected outbound CUHK faculty members will be provided with a monthly allowance of $20,000 for up to five months to cover their airfare and accommodation during the exchange period.


  • The exchange may not necessarily take place at the same time but it must be completed within 18 months from the first visit.


  • CUHK faculty members will continue to receive their salary and will not receive any remuneration from the host university. They will also continue to enjoy their allowance/benefits while on exchange under the programme1. Faculty members from the partner university will not receive any salary/remuneration from CUHK.


  • Participating faculty members from CUHK and the partner university will be responsible for the associated costs incurred from the exchange including, but not limited to, general living expenses, local transportation, visa application, and personal health and hospitalisation insurance coverage.


The Bilateral Teaching Exchange Programme accepts applications on a year-round basis. For the application guidelines and application form, please visit here.


1 Salary and allowance/benefits are provided on the ground of applicable type(s) of leave being granted. Please refer to the Staff Handbook for the relevant regulations on academic leave and other types of leave as needed.





Summer Undergraduate Research Programme 2016


The Summer Undergraduate Research Programme (SURP) at CUHK is an institutional initiative to encourage international undergraduate students from all academic disciplines to develop their research skills through undertaking a short-term research attachment at CUHK during the summer.


In the summer of 2016, CUHK will receive up to 80 undergraduate students for the programme. Students participating in SURP will conduct a research project under the supervision of a CUHK faculty member for approximately eight to ten weeks. Upon successful completion of the programme, they will be awarded three credits.


Over 70 research topics are offered by CUHK host supervisors for SURP 2016. For more details on the programme, please visit here. The application will close on 15 February 2016, Monday.





McDonnell International Scholars Academy Scholarship Program for 2016-17


Application to the McDonnell International Scholars Academy Scholarship Program at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), USA for the 2016–17 academic year is now open till 15 January 2016. Successful applicants will receive full tuition for study in a graduate or professional degree programme at WUSTL, as well as allowances for living and travel.


Applicants must be graduates of CUHK (either undergraduate or postgraduate) and must be admitted to the selected graduate or professional programmes at WUSTL.


Applicants are required to submit their applications online on with a 1,000-word essay, and forward a copy of their application to the Office of Academic Links (c/o Ms. Alice Leong) by 15 January 2016, Friday for necessary follow-up. To learn more about the scholarship programme, please visit here.





Brown International Advanced Research Institutes 2016


The Brown University is inviting applications to the Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI) to be held during 4-18 June 2016. The objective of BIARI is to provide a platform for outstanding early-career scholars and practitioners from around the world to address pressing global issues through high-level intellectual collaborations across traditional academic boundaries. Successful applicants will be covered the full cost of tuition, meals, and university housing for the duration of the programme, and air travel when institutional support is not available.


In 2016, BIARI will host four institutes which are designed as a residential, intensive two-week long workshop consisting of lectures, seminars and workshops led by distinguished faculty. The topics of the four institutes are as follows:

  1. Humanitarian Response and Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Increasing Effectiveness and Accountability in the Age of Complex Emergencies
  2. Governance and Development in the Age of Globalisation
  3. Ethnicity, Conflict and Inequality in Global Perspective
  4. Climate Change and Its Impacts 2016: Connecting Local Variability and Knowledge in a Global System



  •  Applications are invited from early-career scholars and practitioners working in fields related to the themes of the institutes.
  • Applicants from an academic background are usually within seven years of having finished their PhD or professional degree.
  • Practitioners normally have from four to 10 years' experience in their professional field.


The application will open till 12 January 2016, Tuesday. To learn more about the programme and application procedures, please click here.







































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