Professor Leo Poon receives Croucher Senior Research Fellowship from Croucher Foundation
*adapted from the contents published by the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong at http://www.med.hku.hk/news/press/three-distinguished-hku-medical-faculty-s-scholars-receive-croucher-innovation-and-senior-research-fellowship-awards-2017
Four distinguished scholars from the University of Hong Kong received the Croucher Awards by the Croucher Foundation on 8 December 2016. The School of Public Health is pleased to announce that Professor Leo Poon Lit-man, Professor and Division Head of Public Health Laboratory Sciences of the School has been awarded the Croucher Senior Research Fellowship 2017.
Professor Leo Poon Lit-man, Professor and Division Head of Public Health Laboratory Sciences, School of Public Health is the recipient of Croucher Senior Research Fellowship 2017.
Croucher Senior Research Fellowships/ Croucher Senior Medical Research Fellowships
The Croucher Senior Research Fellowships scheme was first introduced in 1997. 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.
The value of each award includes a HK$2 million research grant and the cost of a replacement teacher/clinical medical staff for a twelve-month period, currently stands at a maximum of HK$938,400 for the Senior Research Fellowships and HK$2,288,400 for the Senior Medical Research Fellowships.