Caltech will nominate up to three students to participate in the
Caltech-HKURF exchange. Preference will be given to those who are
not from Hong Kong or students of Hong Kong descent seeking to
spend the summer at home.
Students may be matched with a faculty mentor from one of several
Students will complete an application and write a detailed personal
statement stating their research interests. They may browse the web
sites of the above schools to identify the areas of research activities
of interest and to identify the individual faculty member(s) of interest.
Upon selection, students will be matched with
available mentors whose research best matches the students’ interests.
Caltech students will collaborate with the mentor to
define and develop the project. The student must write a project
plan which is due May 16, 2011, or prior to beginning the project,
if earlier. See project plan guidelines at www.murf.caltech.edu/fellows/guidelines.html
Students will conduct their projects for ten weeks beginning in
At the conclusion of the summer, students will submit a written
technical report to their mentor before leaving for home. Students
will also need to follow additional final report procedures as communicated
by the SFP office.
Caltech will pay an award of $6,000 USD to Caltech students for
the ten-week period. The full amount will be paid prior to the student
departing for Hong Kong.
Caltech students may be able to live in dormitories or may need
to find their own housing.
Students will provide their own meals and transportation costs.
Caltech students must provide proof of health and accident insurance
valid in Hong Kong, which covers expenses relating to hospitalization,
surgery, and accidents.
Caltech students will need to ensure that they have appropriate
travel documents for entering Hong Kong.
Up to three Hong Kong students will be nominated
by the Caltech Alumni Association (Hong Kong Chapter). Interested
students should complete and submit an application, personal statement,
three letters and recommendation, and an official transcript by
January 2011, to the Caltech-HK Alumni Association. For more
information go to http://www.cubicam.com/ or
email Roger Ng at firstname.lastname@example.org
The nominated students will submit an application
that includes a detailed personal statement. The personal statement
should include specific information about the student’s research
interests. Students are encouraged to review Caltech faculty
websites to discover the work carried out at the Institute (http://www.caltech.edu,
click on Academic Divisions from the home page). Students should
incorporate their personal research interests with the research carried
out at Caltech in their personal statements.
Once the Caltech Student-Faculty Programs office
receives the nominations, they will identify mentors whose research
best matches the students’ stated
interests. Please note that not all nominated students may get matched.
HK students will collaborate with the mentor to define
and develop the project. The student must write a project plan which
is due May 16, 2011, or prior to beginning the project, if earlier.
See project plan guidelines at www.murf.caltech.edu/fellows/guidelines.html
Students will conduct their projects during ten weeks
in the summer. The SURF program formally begins Tuesday, June 14,
2011. Students must complete
their projects before the fourth Friday in September.
At the conclusion of the summer, students will give an oral presentation
at Summer Seminar Day. They will also submit a written technical
report due on the fourth Friday in September.
The Hong Kong Alumni Association will pay each selected HK student
an award comparable to US $6000 for the ten-week period.
Students may live in Caltech campus housing. Students will pay housing
costs of approximately $800 per month (exact charges will be determined
in April 2011).
Students will provide their own meals and pay travel costs.
HK students will be required to show proof of health insurance valid
in the United States for the duration of the program.
HK students are required to obtain a US visa
after acceptance into the program. Caltech’s International
Student Programs (ISP) Office will assist with this process.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Professor of Physics
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Director, Student-Faculty Programs
Pasadena, CA 91125