Research Focus

Resident Graduate Scholarship Programme

 

Graduate students of partner universities can apply for the Resident Graduate Scholarship Programme (RGS) to conduct research in Hong Kong, under the co-supervision of HKBU faculty.

Applications from other universities will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, with an emphasis on the proposal’s relevance to East-West studies.

By September 2017, LEWI has sponsored 83 research students from Mainland China and overseas member universities.

Eligibility

The applicant must be a full-time student enrolled in a graduate degree programme by research at any tertiary institutions working on a thesis, which research areas are on the following themes:

► Urbanization and Mobility,

► Environment, Health and Sustainability,

► Cross-cultural Studies.

 

Value

Successful applicants will receive a monthly stipend of HKD6,000 (around USD770) to cover living expenses such as accommodation and local transportation.

Duration

Five months from September to January next year (spring semester) or February to June (fall Semester).

Accommodation in Hong Kong

Successful applicants are arranged to stay at the NTT International House on HKBU campus.

► The applicant must have the approval of his/her supervisor and home institution to accept the scholarship.

► Furthermore, he/she should have secured confirmation from a faculty from the host institution with relevant expertise as field supervisor/co-supervisor to supervise his/her research.

► Once enrolled in the host institution, the participating student will be subject to rules and regulations as well as rights and privileges enjoyed by regular students of the host university.

► RGS recipients are resident graduate students at HKBU. They are expected to stay within Hong Kong throughout the entire period of their scholarship.

► Study leave outside of Hong Kong may be granted for academic purposes.

The total number of days of study leave taken is limited to 14 days. Any requests of leave must be approved by the LEWI directors.

► In case of leave exceeding 14 days (if approved by the directors), a deduction in studentship will be applied.

► The RGS award is conditional on the recipient undertaking research activities during the approved period. Unauthorized leave may result in cessation of studentship.

► At the end of their study, RGS recipients are required to:

    • Present their research findings at the RGS seminar;
    • Submit an essay (6,000 – 8,000 words in English/12,000 – 15,000 words in Chinese) based on their thesis for publication in the LEWI Working Paper Series. The essay has to be reviewed and approved by the field supervisors before submission. RGS recipients are required to submit the essay before leaving the Institute.

► RGS recipients are required to submit a soft copy and a hard copy of their thesis to LEWI upon completion of their graduate degree programme. Acknowledgement of LEWI’s support should be included in the thesis.

 

Applications for the spring semester starting from February should be submitted before 15 September, and applications for the fall semester starting from September should be submitted before 15 March. Applications can be submitted via email to edwinng@hkbu.edu.hk

A complete application should include:
► An Application Form
► A curriculum vitae
► Statement of objective
► A Research proposal
► A Letter of Approval to be completed by the research supervisor of the applicant from the home institution; and
► Any other supporting documents
► The David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies would assign a HKBU faculty member to the successful applicant as his/her Field supervisor

Enquiry

Mr Edwin Ng
David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Tel : (852) 3411 7273
Fax : (852) 3411 5128
Email : edwinng@hkbu.edu.hk

 

2017

Current RGS Students (2017 Fall)

Name of Recipient : Mr. LI Xuehui, PhD candidate, Fudan University
Field Supervisor : Dr. Dong Dong, David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies, HKBU
Thesis Topic : Raising a Child with Autism: Parents’ Disability Ideology and Family Care Strategy


 

2017 Spring

Name of Recipient : Mr. Daan KAMPS, PhD candidate, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Field Supervisor : Dr. Dong Dong, David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies, HKBU
Thesis Topic : On Chinese Wind/Rheumatism Oils: From Hong Kong to Suriname

Name of Recipient : Ms. YAN Fang 鄢芳, Master Student, Xiangya Nursing School of Central South University
Field Supervisor : Dr. Dong Dong, David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies, HKBU
Thesis Topic : Depression, Intimate Partner Violence and Quality of Life among the Wives of Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in Mainland China

2016

2016 Fall

Name of Recipient : Ms. CHEN Dan Dan 陳丹丹, Master Student, Lanzhou University
Field Supervisor : Dr. Mak, Kam Wah, David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies, HKBU
Thesis Topic : 抗戰期間中國基督徒青年的民族意識


 

2016 Spring

Name of Recipient : Mr. Hang FU, 付航, PhD Candidate, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Field Supervisor : Prof. Kara Chan, Dept of Communication Studies, HKBU
Thesis Topic : Content analysis of health-related posters in Hong Kong, 1950s-80s

Name of Recipient : Ms. Bin CHEN 陳彬, Ph.D. candidate, Renmin University of China
Field Supervisor : Dr. Yuk Shing Cheng, Dept of Economics, HKBU
Thesis Topic : The Impacts of Environmental Regulation on Industrial Activities: Evidence from a Quasi-natural Experiment in Chinese Prefectures

2015

2015 Spring

Name of Recipient : Ms. CHEN, Jie 陳潔, Master Student, Lanzhou Unviersity
Field Supervisor : Prof. Kara Chan, Dept of Communication Studies, HKBU
Thesis Topic : Perception of a green university: An exploratory study among students

Name of Recipient : Ms. WANG, Anqi 王安琪, Master Student, Lanzhou University
Field Supervisor : Prof. Ping Cheung Lo, Dept of Religion and Philosophy, HKBU
Thesis Topic : 戴震孟學的學理依據 – 兼論《天主實義》與《孟子字義疏證》

2014

2014 Spring

Name of Recipient : Mr. JIANG Rui 蔣睿, Master Candidate , Lanzhou Unviersity
Field Supervisor : Dr. Dong Dong, David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies, HKBU
Thesis Topic : Shifting gender boundaries: The making and marking of male OB/GYNs in the Chinese mass media

Name of Recipient : Ms. Meihua LIU 劉美華, PhD candidate, Beijing Foreign Studies University
Field Supervisor : Prof. Lauren Pfister , Dept of Religion and Philosophy, HKBU
Thesis Topic : A preliminary research on William Milne: From The Sacred Edict to The Two Friends

Name of Recipient : Ms. Leonie SCHMIDT, PhD candidate, University of Amsterdamy
Field Supervisor : Prof. Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh, Academy of Film, HKBU
Thesis Topic : Representing the nation: Women’s health and negotiations of modernity

2013

2013 Fall

Name of Recipient : LI Wen Wen 李穏穏, Master Candidate, Lanzhou University
Field Supervisor : Dr. George K. M. Mak, LEWI, HKBU
Thesis Topic : Encounter, Adjustment and Interaction: On the Dissemination of American Christian and Missionary Alliance in Gannan Tibetan Areas


 

2013 Spring

Name of Recipient : GAO Hongyang 高弘楊, Master Candidate, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Field Supervisor : Prof. Kam Keung Lee, Dept of History, HKBU
Thesis Topic : Robert Morrison’s Publishing Activities in China

Name of Recipient :SHI Zhi Qiang 史志強, Master Candidate, Peking University
Field Supervisor : Dr. Ka-chai Tam, Dept of History, HKBU
Thesis Topic : Text, Historical Memory and Legal History in Qing Dynasty: A case in Macheng and the Return of Martin Guerre

2012

2012 Fall

Name of Recipient : LI Ding 李丁, Master Candidate, Tsinghua University
Field Supervisor : Prof. Cindy Yik-yi Chu, Dept of History HKBU
Thesis Topic : A Research on Kung-chuan Hsiao’s work “A History of Chinese Political Thought”

Name of Recipient : HAN Xing 韓星, Master Candidate, Lanzhou University
Field Supervisor : Prof. Kara Chan, Dept of Communication Studies, HKBU
Thesis Topic : Environmental Awareness and Behavioral Intentions of Hotel Guests in Hong Kong


 

2012 Spring

Name of Recipient : TAN Jie 談潔, PhD Candidate, Shanghai University
Field Supervisor : Prof. Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh, Academy of Film, HKBU
Thesis Topic : A Study on Indigenous Scholarship on Hong Kong cinema

Note

Successful applicants will have to pay a caution money of HK$3,000 (refundable) and the room rental for 5 full months to the NTT International House before they arrive in Hong Kong. Usually the NTT International House will issue a payment notice to successful applicants one or two months before the semester begins. Successful applicants are expected to settle the payment 10 days upon receiving the payment notice.

Enquiry

Mr Edwin Ng
David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Tel : (852) 3411 7273
Fax : (852) 3411 5128
Email : edwinng@hkbu.edu.hk