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The following programmes are open for applications:


Worldwide Universities Network Research Development Fund 2016


Internal application to the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) Research Development Fund (RDF) is now opened till 2 September 2016. RDF provides seed funds to kick-start research collaborations among WUN member universities under four Global Challenges, namely ‘Responding to Climate Change’, ‘Global Higher Education and Research’, ‘Public Health (Non-Communicable Disease)’, and ‘Understanding Cultures’. Proposals that address one or more of the Global Challenges and having relevance to one of WUN’s developing cross-cutting themes (i.e. economics, big data, and regional programmes in China and Africa) will be given higher priority.



  • An award of up to £12,000 (£10,000 in average) will be offered by WUN to each selected project. An award from WUN will be matched by funding provided by CUHK (up to the value awarded by WUN and only for projects led by CUHK).
  • Awarded funding should be expended within 12 months (January to December 2017), with a possible extension for a further period of 6-12 months.
  • Awarded funding may cover the costs of exploratory research initiatives, targeted workshops, faculty exchanges, and the formation of collaborative networks, among other activities.  Where funds are to be used for air travel, only economy class fares are permissible.
  • Projects awarded are required to submit annual reports to WUN on an ongoing basis for the life of the project beyond the initial year of the grant.



  • Application by the Principal Investigator is required only.
  • Applicants must hold full-time appointment at CUHK.
  • Complete the WUN RDF Concept Note and return it to the Office of Academic Links.
  • At this internal stage of application, applicants should indicate possible partners. The projects must involve at least three WUN member universities (including CUHK) spanning at least two countries. The project may include non-WUN universities but it must have an active core of WUN member universities.
  • Applications that incorporate a research mobility component for early career researchers and postgraduate students are encouraged.



  • Applications will be reviewed internally and approved by the University prior to nomination to WUN. A maximum of three nominations will be submitted.
  • Once selected, the applicants will be invited to complete a detailed set of application (online) for submission to WUN by 28 October 2016.
  • Grants are offered to proposals which demonstrate potential to generate academic publications, policy impact, as well as to secure external funding in the long run. The results from WUN will be announced before 15 January 2017.


Faculty members interested in submitting an application are encouraged to contact the Office of Academic Links as soon as possible. For further information on the scheme and application form, please click here. For enquiries, please contact Ms. Yvonne Heung.




Non-EU Teaching Mobility Program 2017-18 offered by the University of Vienna


The Non-EU Teaching Mobility Program 2017-18 offered by the University of Vienna is now calling for applications. The University of Vienna supports short-term teaching visits by faculty members of partner universities outside Europe.



  • The minimum duration of the course is 15 days while the maximum is 90 days.
  • The teaching load is the equivalent of a one-semester course (15 contact hours in class for a one-hour course or 30 contact hours for a two-hour course) at the University of Vienna.
  • The language of instruction is English.
  • Successful candidates will receive a work contract from the University of Vienna for up to 90 days. The salary depends on the length of the stay and the qualification. The University of Vienna will also cover travel costs of up to €2,000.



  • The proposed blocked course taught in English should fit into at least one of the degree programs of the University of Vienna.
  • The course should complement existing courses.
  • The scientific reputation of the applicant.



Applications should be submitted with the following documents by email (one pdf file) to /

  • Application form (Please click here to download)
  • CV and list of publications
  • Course syllabus
  • Invitation letter by the Director of the Studies Programme (Studienprogrammleiter) of the Faculty (School) of the University of Vienna where the course is planned
  • Letter of support by CUHK’s home department detailing the teaching experience of the applicant



  • 1 July 2016 (for courses planned between March and June 2017)
  • 1 February 2017 (for courses planned between October 2017 and January 2018)


For more information, please visit or contact Mr. Maximilian Kudler ( / Ms. Brigitta Moravec ( of the International Office of the University of Vienna. Applicants are advised to send a copy of their application to the Office of Academic Links (c/o Ms. Phoebe Tsang; for necessary follow-up.




Endeavour Research Fellowships 2017


The Endeavour Research Fellowship 2017 (including the Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowship) is now calling for applications. The fellowship provides financial support for postgraduate students and post-docs from participating countries/regions, including Hong Kong, to undertake short-term research towards a CUHK master or PhD degree, or post-doctoral research in any field of study in Australia.



• Travel allowance: A$3,000 (Provision to pay up to A$4,500 under special circumstances)

• Establishment allowance: A$2,000

• Monthly stipend: A$3,000 per month (up to 6 months on a pro-rata basis)

• Health insurance (international): Health coverage will be provided for full period of the award

• Travel insurance (international): Included

• Total award value: Up to A$24,500



Applications should be submitted through Endeavour Online. For more information, please refer to the applicant guidelines at the link and the Endeavour Awards website. The information is also available on OAL website.



30 June 2016, 11:59pm Australian Eastern Standard Time


For enquiries, please contact Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships at Applicants are advised to send a copy of their applications to the Office of Academic Links (c/o Ms. Alice Leong; for necessary follow-up.





































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