CUHK Golden Jubilee Celestial Civilian Scholarship on Hong Kong Literature 2016/17

CUHK Golden Jubilee Celestial Civilian Scholarship on Hong Kong Literature 2016/17

(Application Deadline:  30 June 2017)

CUHK Golden Jubilee Celestial Civilian Scholarship on Hong Kong Literature aims to encourage and recognize the excellence of research, analysis, and writing by the students of CUHK in the use of primary sources and rare materials held by the Hong Kong Literature Collection of The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library (CUHK Library).  Applicants can visit the website of CUHK Library for the information on Hong Kong Literature Collection (香港文學特藏) at http://www.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/tc/collections/spc/theme/hklit.

Number and Value of Scholarship

There will be two scholarships of HK$10,000 each.  The scholarship recipients should be able to demonstrate their strong competence in using the Hong Kong Literature Collection for their outstanding research papers on Hong Kong literature and related fields.  No award will be granted if there is no suitable candidate.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

- be full-time students taking undergraduate / research postgraduate programmes;

- submit a research paper / thesis / dissertation * on Hong Kong literature and related fields; and

-  submit a statement in 500-800 words, written in either English or Chinese, on how to make use of the Hong Kong Literature Collection for the research paper / thesis / dissertation.

* For research paper, thesis and dissertation written in language other than English or Chinese, applicants are required to translate the academic works into either English or Chinese for submission.

Selection Criteria

A panel will meet to review applications and take into account the following during selection:

1.  The originality, quality of analysis and interpretation of the research paper.

2.  The excellence of writing style and thoroughness of documentation of the paper.

3.  The extent and effectiveness of the applicant’s use of the Hong Kong Literature Collection in the research.

Application Procedures

Information on the Scholarship and its application form can be downloaded from the website of our Office at http://www.oafa.cuhk.edu.hk/ (Scholarships & Financial Aid > Open for Application).

Completed application form together with all requisite documents should be submitted in person to the Scholarships and Financial Aid Section, Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Room 1202, 12/F, Yasumoto International Academic Park during office hours (Monday – Friday 8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. except Public Holidays) on or before 30 June 2017. Late or incomplete applications will NOT be considered.  Please refer to Notes for Applicants attached to the application form for the requisite documents to be submitted by the applicants.

Selection results will be announced by August 2017.

Scholarships and Financial Aid Section

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

15 February 2017