Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Two More Students with the HK PhD Fellowship Are Joining the Department

The Anthropology Department has been quite successful in attracting candidates able to win the PhD Fellowship. One entered the Department in 2011, and two more are joining the Department to study Anthropology in August 2012.

About the The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship

The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme aims to attract the outstanding students in the world to pursue their PhD degree programmes in Hong Kong's institutions.

The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (approximately US$2,600) 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. For awardees with a normative study period of 4 years, CUHK will offer the award at the same level for the fourth year. Each year, 135 Fellowships are awarded across all disciplines and universities in Hong Kong. 

Feedback from Students Receiving HK PhD Fellowship Scheme 2011-12

Schmitt, Edwin A., Department of Anthropology

Edwin in his Fieldsite in Sichuan
Over the last year the fellowship scheme has been a crucial support for my research and life here in Hong Kong. Moreover they provide us with extra opportunities to promote our research at conferences around the world. I choose Anthropology for my programme of study here at CUHK because of the impact that the field has in improving the livelihoods of others around the world. My hope is that my studies can be beneficial to people inside and outside of academia. Additionally, moving back to Asia was an easy decision for me because of the high-caliber research being done here at CUHK as well as providing me an institution which is closer to my fieldsite. It is a relief to be able to visit my friends and family in Sichuan multiple times a year.  Without the financial support from the HK Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme none of this would have been possible.

How to Apply

For more information of application, please visit http://www2.cuhk.edu.hk/gss/hkphd or contact the department at anthropology@cuhk.edu.hk

Deadline for applications to 2013/14 entry is 1 December 2012 at Hong Kong Time 12:00 Noon.

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