The awards offered by the Croucher Foundation Limited (“the Foundation”) are intended to enable applicants who are permanent residents of Hong Kong to devote themselves to a period of full-time research in natural sciences, medicine or technology in approved academic institutions outside Hong Kong. These are educational awards for graduates who obtained their doctoral degrees after September 2018, and not primarily meant as grants for enabling a university or institution to employ research personnel for research projects. Some Fellowships are also available for fully qualified medical doctors who wish to pursue research under a speciality.

Applicant and host information

Applicant citizenship: Hong Kong

Host country: Worldwide

Years since PhD: 2

Award details

Award: USD48,240

Award Duration (years): 2

Research costs: a research allowance of up to USD15,000 per annum to be used at the discretion of the award recipient for research expenses;

Benefits: one economy class single air fare at both the beginning and end of the period of the award; a one-off arrival allowance of USD1,000 to cover the costs of arriving in a new country during the first year of tenure; an academic development allowance of up to USD2,000 per annum to allow Croucher Fellowship recipients to attend conferences, workshops or courses during the tenure of their awards; a medical insurance allowance of up to USD2,000 per annum to cover medical insurance costs; a family allowance of up to USD16,000 per annum for the first child and up to USD6,800 per annum for every additional child who resides with the fellow during the entire duration of the award; and a science education allowance to offer support to those Croucher award recipients particularly interested in science education through well-designed activities and projects in schools and in the wider community. Interested scholars are invited to submit proposals to the Foundation for consideration of a programme of activities designed to involve school students, teachers, families and/or other non-specialist audiences in dialogue and debate, within the tenure of their awards.

Mobility rule: Yes

Subjects: All subjects

Additional comments: Permanent residents of Hong Kong

How to apply? For further eligibility requirements and the application process, please visit: Official Funding website

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