Society of Fellows in the Humanities

Creating a vibrant, young research community at the heart of

Asia’s top university for the arts and humanities

The Society of Fellows in the Humanities is a prestigious new initiative that aims to attract exceptional, early-career post-doctoral scholars from around the world to Asia’s global university. Located in one of the world’s most dynamic cities and on Mainland China’s doorstep, the University of Hong Kong offers unique opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research through its commitment to innovation and interdisciplinarity.

The Faculty of Arts is one of the University’s oldest and largest faculties and is consistently recognized as one of the best in Asia for the Arts and Humanities. Our international outlook is reflected in the incredible diversity of our staff and students and our collaborations with other top universities around the globe. As a Fellow, you will be contributing to a vibrant research community and interacting with acclaimed scholars from across all humanities disciplines.

The Society is seeking outstanding applicants for up to six inaugural, three-year Fellowships for 2017-2020. 

Deadline for applications: January 1, 2017

Notification of application result: by or before the end of March 2017

Expected start date: September 1, 2017


Enquiries: Ms Zhang Xuehong at


HKU was ranked Asia’s top university for the Arts and Humanities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject in 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014 and 2015-2016 (joint).