New Researcher Award 2018

Result Announcement


City University of Hong Kong aspires to become a leading global University, excelling in research and professional education. The objectives of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), New Researcher Award Scheme (the Scheme) are:

  1. to recognize and reward research excellence at CLASS, CityU;
  2. to emphasize the University's commitment to create an environment conducive to high quality research at an internationally competitive level; and
  3. to enhance the University's performance in the delivery of its research agenda.
CLASS full-time faculty members who are within 5 years of the award of their PhD.
The Scheme rewards research excellence by giving ONE winner a certificate and an award of HK$15,000.
Selection Criteria
Candidates will be selected mainly on the basis of evidence represented by their PROs. Only published articles will be considered and the publication year will be based on the year indicated in the journals concerned. Quality, relevance, coherence, and impact will be considered in totality in assessing the PROs submitted and the quality of the research activities from which these PROs arise. Grants, prizes and other forms of recognition will also be considered in making the award.
Selection Panel

The Scheme will be administered by the College Research Committee (CRC) of CLASS. The Selection Panel will be composed of:

Professor Richard M. Walker
Panel Convenor and CRC Chair of CLASS

Professor Xiaowei Zang
Dean of CLASS

Dr Cecilia Chan
CRC Deputy Chair of CLASS

Comments of the respective Department may be invited and the CRC may also seek external peer assessments as and when necessary. The CRC will be responsible for the final selection based on the documents submitted and may call upon candidates to make a presentation.

For any enquiries, please contact Mr Derek Ip (Executive Officer, CLASS) at 3442 6423.