The Branch annually donates any surplus from its finances to support geographical and related research in greater China.

In 1997, a Scholarship Fund was established to support geography at the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Baptist University of Hong Kong. The Fund provides a sum of money to geography undergraduates or masters’ degree students to support the field work element of their dissertations.

If you are studying for a first degree at any of these universities in Hong Kong, you are welcome to apply for one of our dissertation awards to fund the costs of your dissertation.  Please apply via the head of your department to the RGS Director.

In 2002, the Society started funding a major post-graduate award for advanced research in greater China.

If you are studying for a doctorial or MPhil degree with need for further funding, please write to the RGS Director for further information.

The results of the Awards Scheme for 2020:

Major Post-Graduate Award for Doctoral Research:

Linshu Feng (University of Cambridge)

“The control of dams on the sediment nutrient pool: A comparative study of two large rivers in South-East Asia”
Undergraduates or Master’s Degree Research Awards for Hong Kong Universities:

Paco Li Chak Ham (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
“The combined effects of roadside vegetation on the air pollutant filtering and noise reduction”

Luk Wai On (Hong Kong Baptist University)
“An analysis and prediction of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) trends in relation to climate and air pollution in Hong Kong”

Cheng Ho Man (Hong Kong Baptist University)
“The relations between El Nino Southern Oscillation, climate variation, tropical cyclone and economic development in Hong Kong”

Simon Lam Hiu Tsun (The University of Hong Kong)
“Enhancing Geotourism experience in Hong Kong: The Study of Backcountry Camping Recreation in Hong Kong UNESCO Geopark”

An award was also made to:
Geographical, Geological & Archaeological Society, Hong Kong University Student Union, to support their activities.