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PhD International Mobility for Partnerships and Collaborations Award (PhD IMPAC Award) 2023–24

(For CUHK & Visiting PhD Students)

Deadline: 10 March 2023, Friday

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

The award supports collaborative research 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:

  • Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • 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 Bristol, 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
  • Others (with justifications)

While special considerations will be accorded to applications to the above priority partners and those which fall within the four strategic research areas, strong applications to work in other research areas and with other top-tier institutions1 will also be considered.


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.


1. For example, those ranked top 50 in the QS and Times Higher Education World University Rankings.


Last updated in January 2023