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APS faculty members receive large external competitive grants

APS faculty members receive large external competitive grants

2018 September

Various prominent research funding bodies in Hong Kong recently announced the results of key competitive research grants. Faculty members of the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) of the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) have successfully won four major grants awarded by the Hong Kong SAR Government, totaling to close to 4 million Dollars. This shiny outcome is a continuation of APS scholars’ outstanding record in external competitive grants, serving as a strong testament of their research excellence. Faculty members of the APS have thus far successfully received dozens of research grants from key research funding schemes in Hong Kong, in the realm of social sciences and policy studies, including the General Research Fund (GRF), Early Career Scheme (ECS), Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme, Strategic Public Policy Research Funding Scheme (SPPR), and Public Policy Research Funding Scheme (PPR).

Research Grants’ Council General Research Fund 2018/2019:

Chair Professor Chou Kee-lee

Project title: The Effects of Old-Age Public Transfer on Older People: The Case of Social Pensions in Hong Kong

Awarded amount: HK$1,658,960

Research Grants’ Council General Research Fund 2018/2019:

Assistant Professor Ng Fung-sheung, Isabella

Project title: In Local Exclusivity Lies Global Inclusion: the Relational Ontology of Asylum-Seekers and Refugees and Local Community in a Post-Colonial Hong Kong Village

Awarded amount: HK$210,224

Research Grants’ Council General Research Fund 2018/2019:

Assistant Professor Cheung Chi-kin, Kelvin

Project title: Enhancing Executive Functioning in Children Living in Low-income Families: Cantonese Opera and Social-emotional Learning Intervention

Awarded amount: HK$1,022,550

Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office Public Policy Research Funding Scheme 2018-2019: Associate Professor He Jingwei, Alex

Project title: How to Increase the Demand for Private Long-term Care Insurance in Hong Kong?

Awarded amount: HK$1,086,951