PRESS RELEASES | AUG 09, 2019
RGC Awards $4.6 Million in Research Funding to HKU Law 2019/20
Congratulations to our 8 colleagues who were successful in the 2019-2020 round of research grant funding by Hong Kong’s Research Grants Council (RGC). For the first time, two colleagues (Johannes Chan and Frank He) were successful in obtaining the Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship (HSSPF), which provides recipients with the time and funding to pursue research in place of teaching and administrative duties over the course of 12 months. Five General Research Fund (GRF) projects were funded to study money laundering offending in Hong Kong, law reform implications of disruptive technologies for finance, enforcement of the arbitral awards under the Belt and Road Initiative, elites and judicial power in the age of populism, and the establishment of British admiralty law in Hong Kong 1861 to 1943. An Early Career Scheme (ECS) project was funded to study political community and the legal status of established states. The details of the new funded projects can be found on the HKU Legal Scholarship Blog.