Dr Benjamin Cowling receives Croucher Senior Research Fellowship from Croucher Foundation


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Six distinguished scholars from the University of Hong Kong received the Croucher Awards by the Croucher Foundation on 14 April 2015. The School of Public Health is pleased to announce that Dr Benjamin John Cowling, Associate Professor and Division Head of Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the School has been awarded the Croucher Senior Research Fellowship 2015.

Six HKU scholars receive Croucher awards
(from left) Dr Shizhong ZHANG, Professor Zhongjun ZHOU, Dr Stephanie Kwai-Yee MA, Dr Benjamin John COWLING, Professor Patrick C Y WOO, Professor Ui Soon KHOO

Dr Benjamin John Cowling, Associate Professor and Division Head of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU (left) and Financial Secretary Mr John Tsang (right)


The Croucher Senior Research Fellowships
The Croucher Senior Research Fellowships scheme was first introduced in 1997. The value of the award is about HKD900,000 for the Senior Research Fellowship which includes a personal grant of HK$60,000 to the recipient for research expenses. It is awarded to local academics who have excelled in scientific research work as judged by leading international scientists invited to provide confidential reviews of candidates nominated in a competitive exercise. Funds are awarded to the universities of the fellowship recipients, enabling the university to recruit replacement teachers to take over the award winner"s duties for the period of the fellowship. This enables the awardees to devote more time and effort to research work.