M+/Design Trust Research Fellowship for International Students in Hong Kong

Deadline: 13 August 2018
Open to: international students
Fellowship: lump-sum stipend of up to 40,000 Hong Kong USD per month for three to six months


Applications are invited for M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship offered by M+ and Design Trust. The successful applicants will be attached to M+ for three to six months in 2019, conducting independent research, preferably on a full-time basis.

West Kowloon Cultural District Authority vision is to build a vibrant cultural quarter for Hong Kong, dedicated to bringing local and international artists together with audiences to be inspired by and to celebrate the arts.

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.


Eligible Countries: Available to students of all nationalities.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applications are welcome from individuals of all nationalities whose areas of research are in design, architecture, or a related field. The provision of the fellowship, however, depends on whether the fellow can obtain a visa for Hong Kong;
  • Applicants should either hold a postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline or an undergraduate degree with a minimum of three years of relevant professional work or academic research experience;
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English is also required.


The M+ / Design Trust Research Fellow will receive a lump-sum stipend of up to 40,000 Hong Kong USD per month for three to six months (determined on a case-by-case basis) to cover living, insurance, and research-related costs. An overseas fellow may request a one-time travel subsidy of up to 10,000 Hong Kong dollars, covering transportation between the place of origin and Hong Kong.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please fill the application form.

You will also need:

  • A full curriculum vitae covering education, professional experience, honors, awards, and publications;
  • Two letters of recommendation (academic or professional), submitted directly from the referees.

For more information, please visit the official web page.