GlobaLinks June 2022

Call for application

The following programmes are open for application:

ACU Routledge/Round Table Commonwealth Studentships

The Routledge/Round Table Commonwealth Studentships are now open for application. Funded by The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs and its publisher, Routledge, in association with the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), the studentships provide funding for PhD students to conduct research project on Commonwealth related themes during 1 November 2022 to July 2023. Each studentship provides funding of GBP5,500.

Research Topic

  • Applications from a broad range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences are welcomed, but preference may be given to disciplines usually covered by the Round Table journal, including (but not exclusively) politics, international relations, economics, international history, geography, law, development studies, and area studies
  • Proposed research must fulfil at least one of the below criteria:
    (1) Relate to the Commonwealth as a whole or to any Commonwealth-wide institution or organisation
    (2) Have a strong Commonwealth comparative aspect
    (3) Be of relevance to a Commonwealth country other than the UK

Two studentships will be offered. One of which is open to registered PhD students from ACU member universities in Commonwealth countries other than the UK, including CUHK, and to Chevening and Commonwealth Scholarship alumni who are PhD students at any Commonwealth university outside the UK.

Applicants are required to identify and work with a mentor at an ACU member university in a country other than their own. This should be an expert in a subject linked to the applicant’s subject of research, who will be able to provide support and advice during the studentship. Before applying, applicants are encouraged to informally approach at least one potential mentor and, if their application is successful, will then be required to obtain a letter of support from their mentor to agree to the mentorship before their studentship is confirmed.

Applicants should register for a MyACU account and log in to the system to access the online application form. Applications should be submitted with the required information by 1 August 2022 at 7:59 AM (Hong Kong Time). The result will be announced in September.

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


Wellcome Trust – Biological Vulnerability to Extreme Heat in Maternal and Child Health    

The Wellcome Trust in the UK is inviting funding applications to support research that advances the understanding of biological vulnerability to extreme heat in the context of maternal and child health.

Highlights of the scheme

  • Each award provides up to £2 million of funding with a duration of three to five years.
  • The lead applicant should be based at an eligible organisation in any country (apart from mainland China).
  • Funding priority will be given to research in disadvantaged communities in low, middle or high-income countries, as well as comparative research across multiple groups and geographies.

Interested applicants should complete the online application through the Grant Management System by 8 August 2022 at 11:59 PM (Hong Kong Time). Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit full application in September 2022.

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


The 12th APRU Population Ageing Conference 2022: Ageing At The Time of Crisis – Call For Abstracts

The 12th APRU Population Aging Conference themed ‘Aging at the Time of Crisis: Understanding Needs, Navigating New Challenges’ is calling for abstract submissions. The conference will be held virtually during 10–11 November 2022 and participation is free of charge. Interested faculty members and graduate students should submit their abstracts online by 30 August 2022.

Abstract Topics

  • Macro-economic and policy-related challenges (fiscal and health-related elements)
  • Work and income security
  • Social engagement and social isolation/exclusion
  • Technology use and digital divide
  • Care ecosystems and caregiving responsibilities
  • Physical and mental well-being including cognitive function and dementia
  • Intergenerational relationships
  • Translating research into practice (evidence-based research)

For details, please visit the conference’s website. For further inquiries, please contact the organiser .