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Bei Shan Tang Doctoral Thesis Grant

What We Do
The Grant serves to support a new generation of scholars to conduct significant research that will broaden and deepen our understanding of traditional Chinese art.

Whom We Support
The Grant supports outstanding final-year PhD candidates whose dissertation topic is pertinent to traditional Chinese art. Grant awardees are expected to engage in full-time thesis writing and complete their dissertation within the grant period. The maximum grant period is 12 months.

The Grant accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the 2022 pilot year. The grant duration and amount are decided on a case-by-case basis by the selection panel based on the topic and proposed timeline of a dissertation project (priority will be given to those with financial need).

What We Cover
The Grant covers the tuition fees and living expenses of final-year PhD studies.

Bei Shan Tang Foundation

Bei Shan Tang Foundation was founded in 1985 by Dr. J. S. Lee with a tax-exempt charitable (Section 88) status. Along with its original mission to promote Chinese art and culture, the Foundation now also dedicates a significant part of its resources to support educational initiatives.

Vision and Mission in Chinese Art and Culture
Vision – To enhance everyone’s understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture.
Mission – To advance scholarship in the field of Chinese art and culture.

Strategic Priorities in Chinese Art and Culture

  • To encourage the scholarly research and preservation of traditional Chinese art in both academic and museum sectors;
  • To support capacity building of Chinese art historians and museum professionals for Hong Kong and beyond;
  • To further scholarly research of Chinese art by leveraging Bei Shan Tang’s collection​.

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