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PhD International Mobility for Partnerships and Collaborations Award (PhD IMPAC Award) 2024–25

(For CUHK & Visiting PhD Students)

Deadline: 15 April 2024, Monday

The PhD International Mobility for Partnerships and Collaborations Award (PhD IMPAC Award) sponsors PhD students from CUHK and visiting PhD students for short-term research attachment. The award aims to support research collaboration between CUHK faculty members and their international peers in order to drive research excellence at the University, in addition to enriching the international learning experiences of students. Applications for both the inbound and outbound tracks of the award are to be made by CUHK supervisors.


Partners & Strategic Areas for Collaboration

a) The award supports collaborative research projects with priority partner institutions primarily in the four strategic research areas identified in the University’s Strategic Plan (CUHK 2025), which are China: Tradition and Modernity; Innovative Biomedicine; Information and Automation Technology; and Environment and Sustainability. The priority partners for the current round of application include:

  • Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  • Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • The University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • The University of Chicago, USA
  • The University of Manchester, UK
  • The University of Queensland, Australia
  • The University of Sydney, Australia
  • University College London, UK
  • University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • University of California, San Diego, USA
  • University of Exeter, UK
  • University of Toronto, Canada
  • Utrecht University, the Netherlands

b) Applications to collaborate with partner institutions which have formal RPg student exchange programmes with CUHK are welcome:

  • Carnegie Mellon University, USA (CUHK Unit: Faculty of Engineering)
  • Nagoya University, Japan (CUHK Unit: Faculty of Medicine)
  • Osaka University, Japan (CUHK Unit: Faculty of Medicine)
  • Saitama University, Japan (CUHK Unit: School of Biomedical Sciences)
  • University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands (CUHK Unit: School of Journalism and Communication)
  • University of Bristol, UK (University-wide at CUHK)

c) Strong applications to work with other top-tier overseas institutions will also be considered. Ideally, the institutions should be ranked within the top 100 in major global university league tables.

Programme Guidelines and Forms

Applicants can access the programme guidelines, online application form, recommendation and endorsement form, and post-visit report form from the following links:

For CUHK PhD Students


For Visiting PhD Students



For enquiries about the award, please contact Ms. Olivia Kwok, Office of Academic Links, on 3943-1315 or at oliviakwok@cuhk.edu.hk. For enquiries about leave entitlement of the CUHK PhD students, please contact the Graduate School Office at gradschool@cuhk.edu.hk.


Last updated in March 2024