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Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme and PhD/MPhil Scholarships

Department of Philosophy, Lingnan University

Job category Graduate fellowship / Fixed term
AOS Open (proposals in areas where there is existing faculty interest preferred)
AOC Open (proposals in areas where there is existing faculty interest preferred)
Workload Full time
Vacancies 3
Location Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Job description

The department of philosophy at Lingnan University, which is one of the strongest in analytic philosophy in Asia, is interested in supporting applications for the prestigious Hong Kong PhD Fellowships/Studentships (HKPFS). The department is especially strong in philosophy of science, philosophical logic, metaphysics and aesthetics, and also has several members with expertise in other areas and fields such as personal identity, ethics, metaethics, epistemology, and Chinese philosophy. In 2020-21, each Fellowship awardee will be provided with a monthly stipend of HK$26,600/around US$3,450 (subject to annual review) and a conference/research-related travel allowance of up to HK$13,300 per year (subject to annual review), for a maximum period of 3 years. Also, the first-year tuition fee of HKPFS awardees will be waived (*HK$42,100 for the 2020-21 academic year); and the same rate of monthly stipend and conference and/or research-related sponsorships will be given to HKPFS awardee in his/her fourth year of study, if applicable. Those with first class undergraduate degrees and/or (predicted) distinctions in their MA/MPhil degrees are especially encouraged to apply. Over the past four years, a good number of applicants we have supported have secured these fellowships. The official deadline for the HKPFS is the 1st of December, but prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the department by email earlier.

You can find out more about Lingnan's philosophy department at http://www.ln.edu.hk/philoso/, and the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship scheme at http://cerg1.ugc.edu.hk/hkpfs/index.html. 

Applicants interested in pursuing postgraduate studies (in this case, PhD and MPhil) at our department may also apply to the University directly from 2 November 2020 to 22 January 2021. These applications will not go through the government funding agency (UGC) but will be evaluated exclusively by our department. Normally, full-time PhD students will be awarded Postgraduate Studentships. In 2020-21, the full monthly stipend is HK$18,090 (amount subject to annual review). We also have a popular and excellent research-based 2-year MPhil Philosophy programme. Applicants may apply for admission to our MPhil programmes directly from 2 November 2020 to 22 January 2021. Full-time MPhil students will also be awarded Postgraduate Studentships. In 2020-21, the full monthly stipend is HK$17,830 (amount subject to annual review).

Applicants are strongly encouraged to include a writing sample in their application.

The department is more likely to accept research proposals in areas where there is existing faculty expertise and interest. Prospective applicants are advised to visit the department website for more information on faculty interests and research areas.

Please contact Prof. Andrea Sauchelli at andreasauchelli@ln.edu.hk or Prof. Darrell Rowbottom at darrellrowbottom@ln.edu.hk if you wish to discuss your application.

How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
http://cerg1.ugc.edu.hk/hkpfs/index.html https://www.ln.edu.hk/philoso/?page_id=2018
Web address to apply https://cerg1.ugc.edu.hk/hkpfs/index.html
Hard deadline December 1, 2020, 11:59pm HKT
Contact
Web address for more information http://cerg1.ugc.edu.hk/hkpfs/index.html
Contact name Andrea Sauchelli
Contact email
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Time created October 14, 2020, 3:02pm EST
Scheduled expiry date December 1, 2020, 11:59pm HKT
Last updated October 14, 2020, 3:02pm EST
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