CCOUC Regional Fellowship

Dr. Kevin Hung facilitating group discussion at WZQ Inflow Camp 2012

The CCOUC Regional Fellowship is a research-based fellowship program for those who are interested in conducting research in the discipline of disaster and medical humanitarian response.


The aim of the Regional Fellowship is to provide mid-career individuals with training in theoretical frameworks so that the knowledge gained can be used for community capacity building and problem solving. Fellows are welcome to bring existing projects from their home countries for collaborative consultancy as well as knowledge transfer.


Through research, seminars, and other networking opportunities, CCOUC Regional Fellows will work to develop a better understanding of the critical challenges related to preparing and managing disasters, and spark new ideas for sound solutions. Typical projects include disaster case study, guidelines review and development, field-based needs assessment and evaluation, etc.


Fellowship period lasts from 3 months to 6 months, depending on the project scope.

Target Applicants:

Three types of applicants are encouraged to apply:

  • Scholars who hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent qualification. Applicants must conduct research in a discipline pursued at CCOUC and must submit a specific and detailed research proposal indicating why CCOUC is an appropriate place to carry out the study. Projects that deepen and enrich the research conducted within CCOUC thematic areas are encouraged.
  • Students formally enrolled in a graduate program or doctoral candidates. Specific areas of work will be delegated to the fellows depending on their particular interests and areas of expertise. Applicants are encouraged to submit a proposal for research in a discipline which is pursued at CCOUC.
  • Early and mid-career candidates from the humanitarian sector or governmental agencies. The aim is to provide them with training in theoretical frameworks so that the knowledge gained can be used for community capacity building and problem solving. Local or international applicants must apply with a research proposal and/or a collaboration agreement relevant for community knowledge transfer.


Applicants are evaluated on the merit of their proposals; their ability to carry out the proposed research and/or project; the likelihood that the research can be completed during the requested fellowship period; and the extent to which CCOUC can contribute to the proposed agenda.

Interested applicants should fill in the application form and submit it with an updated CV and research/project proposal to (Download application form)


Spring (on or after 15th January): 1st September
Summer (on or after 1st June): 15th February
Autumn (on or after 15th September): 1st May


A modest allowance will be provided to overseas applicants to subsidize lodging, meals, and local expenses on a case by case basis. Eligible candidates will be provided the travel monies to/from Hong Kong. Applicants are encouraged to solicit their own funding.

In 2013, two full scholarships will be provided to two Bhutanese participants with the generous donation by Ms. Leonie Ki.

See also CCOUC NGO Fellowship
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