The Prestigious Fellowship Scheme under Humanities and Social Sciences Panel (HSSPFS) aims at granting extended time-off and supporting funds to the outstanding investigators under the disciplines of the Humanities and Social Sciences Panel to enable them to focus on research work and writing. The fellowship provides resources for: the employment of relief teachers to relieve all or part of the awardees’ teaching duties and all of the administrative duties; and the costs of travel, subsistence and dissemination of outputs. HSSPFS is not only intended to provide time and supporting funds to develop a new research project but also to build on a research programme that is already well defined and developed. HSSPFS can be used to support a wide range of research activities provided that these activities will lead to significant research or other outputs by the end of the Fellowship.
Applicants under the Humanities and Social Sciences Panel eligible for the General Research Fund except visiting scholars are eligible to apply. Awardees of the fellowship may not compete again in future exercises. However, they are allowed to hold concurrent grants awarded by the UGC / RGC and other funding agencies during the period of the fellowship. The Scheme is not only intended to provide time and supporting funds to develop a new research project but also to build on a research programme that is already well defined and developed. A wide range of research outputs that will lead to significant advances in knowledge, insights of interest or value to the research community is allowed. Applicants should justify the value and appropriateness of the outputs in their applications.