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 2019:

Major Post-graduate Award for Doctorial Research:

Marine Roger (Newcastle University)

"Seismic hazard assessment of the Chelungpu fault and its surroundings since the 1999 Chi-Chi earthquake"

Undergraduate or Master’s degree research awards for Hong Kong universities:

Chan Ka Man

"How well can small urban green spaces in Hong Kong support avian communities?"

Tammy Chan Tsz Kwan 

 “Marine Water Quality of Tuen Mun River: A Statistical and Evaluative Study of Water Quality Parameters”

Huang Wai Tim

“Climatic influence on water quality – A statistical and evaluative study of water quality parameters in Lam Tsuen River"

Ng Ying Ying

“Marine water quality of Victoria Harbour: A Statistical and Evaluative Study of Water Quality Parameters"

Yuen Hay Ching

"Examining the Human-Stray Cattle conflict in Hong Kong" 

An award was also made to:

Geographical, Geological & Archaeological Society, Hong Kong University Student Union to support their activities