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- Professor Martha P.Y. Cheung Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding PhD Students
The scholarship is established to honour the memory of Prof. Martha Cheung, by providing full funding for one outstanding PhD applicant to pursue research in Translation Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University, on a cyclical basis (see below).
Criteria of Eligibility
- The candidate must meet the normal eligibility requirements for PhD applications to the University and Translation Programme.
- Criteria include existing research output and academic qualifications.
- With regard to applicants’ research proposals, all proposals of suitable quality will be considered. However, preference will be given to applicants with proposals involving the following areas:
- Non-Western discourse on translation.
- Development of innovative approaches to translation theory, especially (but not limited to) those incorporating East Asian perspectives.
- Literary translation.
- The candidate will be required to provide a writing sample as part of their application. The writing will address a particular issue relating to the intellectual legacy of Prof. Martha Cheung, of the candidate’s choice. The sample will be a short essay of around 2,000 English words.
Allocation and Term of Scholarship
- This is a full fee waiver scholarship. The recipient will be provided a studentship for the full three years of PhD study, with a September 1 start date.
- The value of the studentship will be HK$16,000 per month. This amount will be periodically reviewed in the light of available funding levels.
- Initially, one scholarship will be awarded every three years, so that at any one time, there is one Martha Cheung PhD scholar studying in the programme. However, depending on the extent of funding built up over time, it is hoped that this may be increased to one awardee per year in the future.
- In the event that students are unable to submit their completed thesis on time, they may apply for extension of submission deadline in accordance with University policy. However, they shall not be able to receive further funding from this Scholarship fund and must support themselves.
- In the event that insufficient interest income from the scholarship fund is available in any given year to support the award, the HKBU Faculty of Arts will make up the difference from its private fund, so as to guarantee the full $16,000/month studentship payment and the full waiver of tuition fees.