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Royal Society Kan Tong Po Fellowship 2024

Application Deadline: June 5th, 2024

The purpose of this scheme is to contribute at the highest level of scientific research and education at the University of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the City University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, by awarding Visiting Fellowships each year to UK or USA based scientists to collaborate with a Hong Kong based academic, or for Hong Kong based scientists to collaborate with an academic based in either the UK or USA.

The Royal Society recognises that diversity is essential for delivering excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Society wants to encourage applications from the widest range of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences to maximise innovation and creativity in science for the benefit of humanity. We regularly review and revise policies and processes to embed equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) principles in all aspects of the grant making process and ensure all talented applicants have an equitable chance to succeed as per assessment criteria. 

Eligibility Requirements

This scheme is for you if: 

  • You have a PhD or have equivalent research experience
  • You hold a fixed or permanent contract at an eligible organisation for the duration of the project (ineligible organisations include industrial, private and commercial organisations, university spin-out companies and government bodies)
  • You are based in the respective countries at the time of application. Researchers can collaborate between any UK or US university or recognised independent research organisation and the following universities in Hong Kong:
    • Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • City University of Hong Kong
    • Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    • University of Hong Kong
  • Your research is within the Royal Society’s remit of natural sciences, which includes but is not limited to biological research and biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. For a full list, please see the breakdown of subject groups and areas supported by the Royal Society. 


Applicants can apply for up to £3,000 for a one-off visit of up to three months from:

  • either UK or USA to Hong Kong
  • or Hong Kong to either UK or USA

Funds can cover:

  • travel and subsistence

More Info: Royal Society Kan Tong Po Fellowship



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