Croucher class of 2015
Croucher Foundation of Hong Kong announced this year’s awards of around HKD 17 million to six postdoctoral scientists and 10 doctoral students to enable them to pursue their research studies abroad, and one doctoral student to continue his studies in Hong Kong.
The 17 recipients of these Croucher awards include four who are currently studying in universities in Hong Kong, and 13 Hong Kong students who are already doing their university degrees in the United Kingdom, United States, Germany or the Netherlands. They were selected from almost 100 applicants, after a competitive review process conducted by 17 senior local and overseas scientists from various scientific disciplines.
The Croucher scholarships are full scholarships, which means they cover tuition feeds, maintenance allowance, medical insurance allowance, airfare and allowances for attending international conferences. The awards are for doctoral and postdoctoral levels of studies in natural sciences, technology and medicine. The maximum for a doctoral scholarship award is HKD 1.83 million.
On 13 August 2015, the foundation was pleased to join with seven of the latest additions to the Croucher network, for lunch at the Excelsior Hotel in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.