GlobaLinks June 2021

Call for application

The following programmes are open for application:

ACU Fellowships

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Fellowships are now open for application. These fellowships support partnerships between ACU member universities, including CUHK. The collaboration should cover a minimum of six months and take place between September 2021 and August 2022. Each fellowship provides funding of up to GBP5,000. The funding is intended for virtual collaboration only and will not fund physical travel.

The following is a list of fellowships that are open for application by academic and/or professional staff at CUHK.


ACU Fellowships

Fellowships Subject area(s)
1. Accountancy Fellowship (Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)
  • Accountancy
2. Agriculture, Forestry & Food Science Fellowship (George Weston Limited)
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Food science
3. Canada Fellowships – two fellowships are available:

  • For a member outside Canada, including CUHK, to partner with a Canadian institution.
  • For a Canadian member to partner with an institution outside Canada, including CUHK.
  • Education
  • Health and related social sciences
  • Information technology and management
  • STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects
  • Sustainable development
  • University development and management
4. Hong Kong Jockey Club Fellowships – two fellowships are available:

  • For a member from Hong Kong institutions, including CUHK, to work with a partner overseas.
  • For a member from an institution outside Hong Kong to work with a partner institution in Hong Kong, including CUHK.
5. Information Technology and Computer Science Fellowship (Jacky McAleer Memorial)
  • Information technology
  • Computer science
6. Swansea Fulton Climate Action Fellowships – two fellowships are available:

The fellowships are open to application by members outside the UK, including CUHK, to partner with a researcher at Swansea University.

  • Climate action

In some circumstances, the above fellowships can be used for collaboration between universities and the private sector. For more details, please contact


Interested applicants must first identify and approach a collaborator at an ACU member university outside Hong Kong. Applications and the required information should be submitted via the online application system. The application will close on 22 June, 2021 at 15:00 UTC.

For further information, please refer to the webpage. For enquiries, please send an email to Applicants are advised to send a copy of their application to the Office of Academic Links (c/o Ms. Lai Ching Yee; for record.


Eurasia-Pacific Uninet Ernst Mach Grant for PhD Students and Post-Docs

The Eurasia-Pacific Uninet (EPU) is inviting applications from PhD students and post-docs of CUHK for a research scholarship programme for 2021-22. The programme provides support to PhD students and post-docs undertaking short-term research attachments at one of the EPU member institutions in Austria.


Terms of Award

  • Duration of visit:
    • 1-9 months for PhD students
    • 1-6 months for post-docs
  • Value of award:
    • €1,050 per month for PhD students
    • €1,150 per month for post-docs
  • The award is meant to cover accident and health insurance, accommodation, visa, daily-life and travel expenditures. Recipients may receive an additional travel subsidy of up to €1,000.
  • Recipients are exempted from tuition fees.
  • The OeAD (Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalisation) will provide logistic support on health insurance as well as accommodation.


Eligible Fields of Study / Research

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Arts
  • Human Medicine, Health Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Technical Sciences



Interested applicants should submit their application online. The closing date is 1 October, 2021. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview. Please visit here for more details.

For enquiries, please contact Ms. Konstanze Pirker by email ( Applicants are advised to submit a copy of their applications to the Office of Academic Links (c/o Ms. Alice Leong; for necessary follow-up.