For every Endowed Young Scholar position established, PolyU will match the donation with a contribution and put together an endowed fund that generates an annual funding in support of the research and scholarly activities of the appointee. This sum can also serve as seed funding for the pursuit of ideas with high potential, and the furtherance of their impact to the society.
Legacy for a Lifetime
Donors will be regularly updated on the research progress of the Endowed Young Scholar they support, while the appointee will carry the Endowed Young Scholar title, preceded by the donor's (or an honoree’s) name, on all formal occasions where appropriate. In official documentation, the appointee will be referred to as, for example:
“Associate Professor, Leon Chan,
[Donor’s Name] Young Scholar in [a designated discipline]”
Partnership for Impact
Through the Scheme, young researchers are honoured for their achievements and receive annual funding, which is made possible by the philanthropists. By making donation, donor and the scholar will join hands to drive new discoveries and breakthroughs in the research discipline that they mutually value, resulting in new products, services and solutions in the field. The Scheme also creates a lasting partnership between the parties, and serves as a vital bridge that connects the academia and the society at large. It fosters the exchange of knowledge and experiences to synergetic effects, and leads to collaboration between academics and the industries for positive societal impacts.