Call for Proposals - Croucher Advanced Study Institutes
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The Croucher Foundation is now inviting proposals for the Croucher Advanced Study Institutes (ASI). 

 

Overview
An ASI is a high-level teaching activity where a carefully defined subject, systematically presented, is treated in depth by lecturers of international standing, and new advances in a subject, not taught elsewhere, are reported in tutorial form. ASIs, as short courses, contribute to the dissemination of knowledge and the formation of international scientific contacts. The teaching in ASIs is aimed at established scientists with substantial scientific background in the topic being proposed. This type of event is NOT primarily targeted at postgraduate students and should not be used for that purpose.

ASIs must be a standalone event with a duration of about three working days to give adequate time for the development of a topic and allow for sufficient interaction between the scientists. The time should be mainly devoted to lectures or teaching activities, and not to the rigid format of presentation of papers. Poster sessions should generally take place in the evening.

An ASI is primarily aimed at established “senior” scientists. Lecturers and ASI participants are expected to stay for the entire duration of the ASI to ensure full interaction. The Applicant must confirm to the Croucher Foundation that the lecturers proposed will attend the ASI if a grant is approved. There should be no more than 6 lecturers for each ASI to make the size manageable.

 

Research Areas
Any scientific discipline and/or technology can be supported, and deal with subjects in which new advances are reported in tutorial form.

An interdisciplinary ASI may be organised where specialists in one field teach scientists highly qualified in another, with roles being interchanged as the theme of common interest is developed from the viewpoints of the different sciences. Interdisciplinary meetings require particular care in preparation.

 

Eligibility
Established scientists with substantial scientific background in the topic being proposed.

 

Funding Limit
HK$600,000

 

Institutional Quota
No more than 2 applications for each institution

 

Project Period
About 3 days

 

Application Procedure
Interested applicants please submit a Preliminary Application (within 2 pages) to the Research Office on or before the internal deadline.

Internal selection will be conducted if the number of application exceeds the institutional quota. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit full proposal via the Croucher Foundation online system in October 2020.

For details, please refer to Research Office’s website and the Notes for Applicants.

 

Internal Deadline
12 October 2020 (Preliminary Application)

 

Enquiries
Mickey Pat (Email: romickey@ust.hk, Tel: 3469 2822)

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Research Office on behalf of The Croucher Foundation
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