To facilitate exchange among participating member institutions with a view to promote collaborative research and other scholarly activities with an East-West axis.

Successful applicants will be awarded up to HK$20,000 (about US$2,600) for travel expenses; hospitality at the discretion of the receiving institution; and leave and/or other forms of subsidies given by the sending institution.

Up to two weeks anytime during the year, or as mutually agreed between concerned parties.

The applicant must be a full-time faculty member whose research areas focused on one of the following areas: 1) urbanization and mobility; 2) environment, health and sustainability; and 3) cross-cultural studies. Applicants should provide a clear purpose statement for the proposed visit in terms of specific or possible collaborative projects. When resources are available, LEWI will also consider applications from non-member institutions on a case-by-case basis.

The successful applicant is expected to present a seminar or deliver a lecture on his/her research in the receiving institution and to submit the seminar paper(s) to the Institute for publication consideration in the LEWI Working Paper Series. He/She should also submit, within TWO MONTHS after the visit, a report to the Institute with a copy of the report to the relevant department/office of both the receiving and sending institutions. (Please download a Report Form).


Miss Hidy Ng

David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Tel : (852) 3411 2870
Fax : (852) 3411 5128
Email :

Applications should be submitted before 15 March for visitations in the fall semester and 15 September for the spring semester, and should be sent to the David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies with

  • a application form
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a statement of purpose for the visit
  • letter of recommendation from the home institution
  • a budgetary plan; and
  • any other supporting documents

Awards and Preferred Criteria
Up to six awards will be made by the Director of the Institute each year, in consultation with relevant parties concerned and subject to the availability of funds. Priority will be given to applicants whose research areas are on the following themes: environment, sustainability, and mobility. Applicants will normally be informed of the result within two months upon receipt of the application.