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APSS Receives 15 Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme, General Research Fund and Early Career Schemes from the Research Grants Council (RGC) in 2023/24 Exercise

1 Jun 2023


Congratulations to the following awardees in securing research funding from RGC in 2023/24 Exercise:


Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme (HSSPFS)

Principal Investigator

Project Title

Funding Awarded

Professor Juan CHEN

Developing Community Mental Health Care in Rural China: Local Policy Network, Implementation, and Advocacy



General Research Fund (GRF)

Principal Investigator

Project Title

Funding Awarded

Dr Lu YU

A Prospective Study of Newly-Arrived Immigrant Adolescents from Mainland China to Hong Kong: The Way to Thrive


Dr Tsin Yee Janet LEUNG

Unequal Childhood Development – Family Socio-economic Status, Concerted Cultivation and Children's Developmental Trajectories under the COVID-19 Pandemic


Dr Bo Kyong Grace SEO

Promoting older adults’ proactive home modifications for successful ageing in place: A mixed methods study


Dr Xiang LI

Cyberbullying among Children with Victimization Experiences: The Role of Emotional Risk Factors and Social-Ecological Protective Factors


Dr Hoi Wing William CHAN

From I Believe to We Believe: Understanding the Behavioral Impacts of Belief in Climate Change Conspiracy Theories with a Conspiracy Belief–Social Identity Model


Dr Jingping Penny LIU

How Brokerage Absorbs Popular Grievances in Rural China: Typology, Effectiveness, and Consequences


Dr Chi Mei, Jessica LI

Procedural Justice for the Mentally Incapacitated: A Mixed Qualitative Study Using Timelines and Vignettes with Young People and Criminal Justice Personnel


Dr Hay Ming Herman LO

The Effects of an Online Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Parents of Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial


Dr Crystal KWAN

Exploring the Lived Experiences of Adjusting to Early Retirement of the Older Working Poor: A Longitudinal Qualitative Study in Hong Kong


Dr Tin-yuet TING

Technopolitical Contention over State-Led Social Datafication: A Digital Ethnography of Data-Driven Governance in Hong Kong's Counter-Public Sphere



Early Career Schemes (ECS)

Principal Investigator

Project Title

Funding Awarded

Dr Xiaoqin Julie ZHU

Multidimensional Parental Psychological Control and Developmental Outcomes among Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong


Dr Chi Kit Jacky NG

Effect Conservation in Process Analysis: The Reason, Solution, and Promotion


Dr Xiaomin LI

Financial Management and Distinct Types of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in China: An Empowerment Perspective


Dr Po Yee Iris LO

From Unspoken Secrets to Family Dialogues: The Negotiations of Family Expectations and Intergenerational Intimacy between Chinese Parents and their Adult Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Children



The total funding awarded in RGC GRF/ECS 2023/24 Exercise is HK$11,000,909.


APSS houses a large group of interdisciplinary professorial and teaching staff in the social sciences in Hong Kong. Our colleagues include world-renowned scholars and veterans in their fields, as well as young, promising scholars with tremendous talent and passion. We are dedicated to advancing knowledge for effective and humanistic social policies and services through education and research excellence.

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