The Hongkong Prize for Science and Technology

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Hong Kong Prize is one of Asia’s most prestigious awards, attracting thousands of applicants each year. It honors scientists who make groundbreaking contributions to science and technology, with a focus on the impact of their work on society. Winners receive not only a cash prize, but also access to Hong Kong’s premier research facilities and the opportunity to participate in seminars or research internships there.

The award’s founder, Chen Yidan, said the prize is intended to help build a better world through education. He urged people to join hands with the prize’s organizers, academic institutions, and businesses to promote the importance of education. The award is divided into two categories: one for research and the other for development. Those who win the research category will receive 30 million yuan ($4.8 million). Those who win the development category will get 20 million yuan.

Those who wish to submit their research for consideration must be first authors and have published an original article that makes a significant contribution to clinical practice or scientific development and has tangible societal benefits. This research may be a clinical study (including prospective and retrospective clinical trials), an observational or epidemiological study, or a basic science study. Other articles such as reviews and letters to editors are ineligible for the prize.

The HK Prize will be awarded annually to researchers who have made remarkable achievements in scientific pursuits with practical applications and potential to influence the transformation of R&D outcomes in Hong Kong. The winners will be invited to the Laureate Forum and honoured at an awards ceremony held in Hong Kong.

In addition to the monetary prize, the top ten finalists also receive a plaque at the awards ceremony and perks such as shopping vouchers and F&B. However, it’s crucial that before participating in the contest, authors carefully read all rules to avoid any issues down the road.

The Hongkong Prize is open to students at secondary level schools in Southeast Asia and mainland China, who must be nominated by their teachers. The competition’s website opens on March 1, and entrants can visit the World of Winners splash page to start their journey towards winning a ticket to Hong Kong.

In addition to a cash prize, the winner will have the opportunity to take part in seminars or research internships at Hong Kong universities and laboratories, collaborating with scientists from around the world and learning cutting-edge scientific research in the city that is known as a global leader in many disciplines. This is an outstanding opportunity for aspiring scientists who are eager to expand their network and improve their career prospects. The prestigious prize is sponsored by the Bank of Hong Kong and managed by the Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Council. It is also supported by the Hong Kong Applied Sciences and Engineering Academy. The prize is presented in the form of a pierced jade amulet, which symbolizes fortune and good luck in Chinese culture.