Edwin S.H. Leong CSC UBC Postdoctoral Fellowship

Deadline

(1) Apply to CSC for a postdoctoral fellowship in spring 2018; (2) Successful CSC award recipients: submit an application for a Leong Postdoctoral Fellowship in spring 2018

Annual Value

$50,000

Citizenship

International

Degree Level

Doctoral
 

Renewable postdoctoral fellowships of $50,000 per year for up to three years are offered annually by the Tai Hung Fai Charitable Foundation, in partnership with the China Scholarship Council (CSC). As an UBC alumnus and internationalist, Dr. Edwin S.H. Leong recognizes the importance of global collaboration. To be considered, candidates must be citizens of the mainland of the People's Republic of China who demonstrate academic excellence and who are undertaking postdoctoral research at either of the University of British Columbia campuses, in one of the following areas: health, natural sciences, natural resources, economics or business. Financial need may also be taken into consideration. Furthermore, a Leong Fellow should not only be a person of high intellect but a well-rounded person of sound character. Renewal of fellowship funding for up to the full three years is conditional upon recipients making satisfactory progress in their research.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • receive CSC funding
  • be citizens of the mainland of the People's Republic of China
  • hold a postdoctoral fellow appointment with a UBC academic unit on either campus by September 2018
  • be undertaking research in one of the following areas: health, natural sciences, natural resources, economics or business

These criteria may be updated in spring 2018.

Evaluation Criteria

Preliminary criteria include the following:

  • academic excellence
  • research ability and potential
  • leadership qualities

These criteria may be updated in spring 2018.

Application Procedures

For the 2017 competition:

  1. Applicants must apply to CSC for a postdoctoral fellowship between March 20 and April 5, 2017 (Beijing time zone). For more information, see: http://en.csc.edu.cn/
  2. Successful CSC award recipients: application materials for the Leong Postdoctoral Fellowship will be available in May 2017.

Nomination Procedures

Will be posted in spring 2018

Adjudication Procedures

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will convene an adjudication committee made up of UBC faculty members. The committee will review the applications and select the successful applicants.

Further Information

Please direct questions to graduate.awards@ubc.ca.