Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme (HSSPFS)

The Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme (HSSPFS) was first launched in 2012-13 to recognize excellence in the Humanities and Social Sciences. It aims at granting extended time-off and supporting funds to the outstanding investigators under the disciplines of the Humanities and Social Sciences Panel to enable them to focus on research work and writing. Same as other RGC funding schemes, HSSPFS is also a highly competitive grant. Not more than ten awards will be granted for all institutions per year. A maximum amount of $1 million per award for a period of up to 12 months may be granted.


The Faculty is honoured to have four HSSPFS awardees.


Year Principal InvestigatorDeptProject TitleAmount awarded ($m)
2018-19 Prof Patrick Wong LIN Dopamine-Related Genes and Language Learning 0.98
2016-17 Prof Jane Jackson ENG Intercultural communication and engagement abroad: An ethnographic investigation of an online intervention in international exchange programs 0.83
2014-15 Prof Lai Chi Tim CRS A Religious Geography of Popular Temples in Guangzhou City from the Mid-Qing to the Republican Period: History, Space and Social Functions of Popular Temples 0.85
2013-14 Prof Gordon Mathews ANT How African and Middle Eastern Traders Make Their Livings and Lives in Guangzhou, As Examined from Economic, Social, and Cultural Perspectives 0.77