Royal Society Kan Tong Po Fellowship Program 2024 (£3,000 Monthly)

The 2024 Kan Tong Po Fellowship applications are now being accepted by the Royal Society. These fellowships are intended for scientists with US or UK bases who wish to use a one-time visit to foster collaborations with top scientists in Hong Kong.

Royal Society Kan Tong Po Fellowship Program

This program’s goal is to support top-tier scientific research and instruction at the University of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, City University of Hong Kong, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology by giving out visiting fellowships annually to scientists in the UK or the USA who wish to work with academics in Hong Kong or vice versa.

Detail of Kan Tong Po Fellowship Program

The Royal Society acknowledges that providing excellence in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), requires diversity. The Society aims to promote proposals from as many diverse origins, viewpoints, and experiences as possible in order to maximize scientific discovery and creativity for the good of humanity.

To ensure that all exceptional candidates have an equal opportunity to succeed in accordance with evaluation criteria, the Royal Society routinely evaluates and amends policies and procedures to incorporate equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) principles into every facet of the grant-making process.


Fellows can access up to £3,000, to cover for one-off visit of up to three months from:

  • The UK or USA to Hong Kong or
  • From Kong to either UK or USA
  • Funds can cover the cost of travel and subsistence

Support for applicants with disabilities: The Royal Society encourages scientists with disabilities to apply and makes accommodations so they can fully engage in the selection process.

Eligibility Criteria

You’re Eligible for this scheme if you:

  • Have obtained a PhD degree or have equivalent research experience
  • Currently hold a fixed or permanent contract at an eligible organization for the duration of the project. Please note that ineligible organizations include industrial, private, and commercial organizations, university spin-out companies, and Government Institutions.
  • You must be resident in the respective countries at the time of application. Researchers are allowed to collaborate between any UK or US university or recognized independent research organization and the following universities in Hong Kong:

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

University of Hong Kong

Application Process

To apply for Royal Society Kan Tong Po Fellowship Program:

  • Go to Royal Society’s application and grant management system, Flexi-Grant on:  
  • The International Exchanges Panel will supervise the application evaluation process.
  • Applications are evaluated and evaluated by two International Exchanges Panel members with the best suitable scientific background after eligibility has been verified.
  • Subsequently, a shortlist is compiled under the panel chair’s supervision and proposed for funding.

For more information, please visit the official website on

Application Deadline

June 5, 2024.

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