Acting U.S. Consul General Hodges Honors 2017-18 Fulbright Program Grantees

Group photo of the 2017 Fulbright Awardees and representatives from U.S. Consulate General, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong-American Center and Lee Hysan Foundation.
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Group photo of the 2017 Fulbright Awardees and representatives from U.S. Consulate General, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong-American Center and Lee Hysan Foundation.

During a reception at the Consul General’s residence on June 21, Acting U.S. Consul General to Hong Kong and Macau Thomas Hodges honored the outgoing 2017-2018 Fulbright Program grantees from Hong Kong. This year, eight doctoral candidates and two scholars from Hong Kong universities will receive Fulbright Program awards to support research in the United States from 2017-2018.

In partnership with the Research Grants Council and Lee Hysan Foundation, the Fulbright Hong Kong Research Award Program annually supports two university scholars and eight PhD students in Hong Kong to undertake research activities at major and prestigious American universities and research institutes for a range of four to ten months.

Since its inception in 1996, Hong Kong’s Fulbright Program has made possible the exchange of over 100 scholars from Hong Kong and the United States. In addition to sending ten outgoing participants from Hong Kong to the United States, the Fulbright Program also brings students and scholars from the United States to universities in Hong Kong and Macau for research and teaching programs.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. Government’s flagship international education exchange program and is supported by the U.S. Department of State and partner countries around the world. Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 318,000 participants from over 155 countries with the opportunity to study, teach, and conduct research; exchange ideas; and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Fulbright exchanges between the United States and Hong Kong and Macau are formally administered by the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong and by the State Department in Washington DC.

Application for next year’s Fulbright Program is open. For more information, please visit: The Fulbright Program

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Fulbright-RGC Hong Kong Senior Research Scholar Awards

The U. S. Consulate General in Hong Kong & Macau is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017-2018 Fulbright-RGC Hong Kong Senior Research Scholar Awards. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. Government’s flagship international educational exchange program. In partnership with the Research Grants Council, this program enables two scholars to conduct research in the United States in 2017-2018.

Dr. Chong-Fuk LAU, Professor and Division Head, Philosophy Department of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received both of his Bachelor of Engineering and his MPhil in Philosophy from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany. He will conduct his research at Columbia University for 5 months on “Kantian Functionalism: A Study of its Cognitive-Scientific and Cultural-Linguistic Implications.”

Dr. Savio WONG, Director and Associate Professor, Centre for Brain and Education and Department of Special Education and Counselling, The Education University of Hong Kong. He received his bachelor’s degree in cognitive science from The University of Hong Kong, and his Ph.D. in Psychology also from The University of Hong Kong. He will conduct his research at Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology for 8 months on decoding the hidden emotion of autistic students with wearable sensors.

Fulbright-RGC Hong Kong Research Scholar Awards

The U. S. Consulate General in Hong Kong & Macau is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017-2018 Fulbright- RGC Hong Kong Research Scholar Awards. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. Government’s flagship international educational exchange program. In partnership with the Research Grants Council, and with the support of Lee Hysan Foundation, this Fulbright-RGC Hong Kong Research Scholar Award Program will enable eight PhD candidates to conduct research in the United States.

Ms. Chen, Si is a PhD candidate in Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She will go to Iowa State University for 10 months for a research on biomass conversion to value-added chemicals.

Ms. Huang, Weijie is a PhD candidate in Law at The University of Hong Kong. She will go to Univeristy of California (Berkeley) for 10 months to research on copyright law.

Ms. Tang, Suqin is a PhD candidate in Social Work and Social Administration at The University of Hong Kong. She plans to be based at the Cornell University for 10 months to research on the cognition and metacognition of bereavement.

Ms. Zhang, Xiaohan is a PhD candidate in Law at The University of Hong Kong. She plans to conduct research on online dispute resolution and consumer protection at the Harvard University’s Law School for 6 months.

Mr. Choi, Tsun Man Williamis a PhD candidate in Speech and Hearing Sciences at The University of Hong Kong. He will conduct his research on psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic aspects of suprasegmental speech perception and reading comprehension at Massachusetts Institute of Technology for 10 months.

Ms. Wong, Man Ho Ivy is a PhD candidate in Linguistics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She will go to Georgetown University for 6 months to research on computer-based mediation and cognitive linguistics inspired instruction on English prepositions.

Ms. Yiu, Sze Wan Rachel is a PhD candidate in Medical Sciences at The University of Hong Kong. Her research focuses on building mini-organs in a dish to study pediatric liver diseases and she will based at the University of Pittsburgh for 6 months.

Ms. Yiu, Suet Yeeis a PhD candidate in Linguistics at The University of Hong Kong. She will go to the University of Arizona for 6 months to research on rhythm of complex tone languages.