Doctoral students Chen Qi-qi and Wang Shan-shan received grants under the Fulbright-RGC Hong Kong Research Scholar Award Programme to undertake academic research at universities or research institutes in the United States. Jointly organised by the United States Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau and the Research Grants Council (RGC), the Programme supports young Hong Kong scholars with a sponsorship of US$1,600 a month.

Chen Qi-qi
Department of Applied Social Sciences

According to UNICEF, half of the children in the world experience various forms of family or peer violence. In order to help victims of family violence, Chen Qi-qi wanted to research in child and family victimisation. Under the grant, she will pursue a placement at The University of Chicago in the coming academic year, and conduct a comparative study on child protection policies in the United States and China, so as to contribute to creating a violence-free environment.

Wang Shan-shan
School of Nursing

While dementia patients are mainly taken care by caregivers at home, resources and support for the latter are usually limited. Since caregivers may not actively reach out for help, they have limited access to traditional forms of educational or community support. In view of this, Wang Shan-shan will explore and evaluate the effectiveness of a new personal self-help guidebook for caregivers of dementia patients during her placement at John Hopkins University in the next academic year.