Details of the ORF and SRF Schemes

Summer Research Fellowship (SRF) & Overseas Research Fellowship (ORF) Scheme

Since 2007, the Faculty has implemented two schemes: ORF & SRF. The ORF Scheme provides financial support to students to go to overseas laboratories or institutes to work on research project, while the SRF Scheme supports students to do research at a supervisor's laboratory in the Faculty of Science.

  SRF ORF
Location Within the departments/schools at HKU Overseas institutes
Subsidy

A stipend of HK$16,000

A stipend of HK$16,000 plus airfare (on a reimbursement basis)

Requirement
  1. Complete the research project (duration is at least 2 months) under the supervision of research supervisors (both external and internal supervisors are required for ORF)
  2. Submit a research synopsis of 500 - 1,000 words on your project, a short passage of programme sharing and a poster in September (for all participants)
  3. Participate in Poster Presentation in September/October (for all participants)
  4. Attend Research Colloquium in September/October (Five to Six best poster presenters will give an oral presentation in the Research Colloquium)
Eligibility 

Non-final year of BSc or BSc (AC) students of 4-year curriculum

Students who participated or will participate in ORF/SRF must take SCNC3111 Frontiers of science honours seminar course