Luk Kam-Biu Prize for Undergraduate Research
The Luk Kam-Biu Prize for Undergraduate Research [陸錦標本科生研究獎 ] (thereafter known as “the Prize”) is awarded to the best undergraduate students with major in Physics for their outstanding achievement in research. The Prize is awarded to students for their research in the areas of experimentation or observation or the analysis of experimental data.
 The Prize
HK$15,000 will be awarded to one Physics Major undergraduate student per academic year.
All undergraduate students with major in Physics who have attained a cumulative GPA of 2.85 (university requirement) or above are eligible to apply.
 Selection Criteria
The selection of the awardees will be based on their research potential and performance, with focus in the areas of experimentation, observation, or the analysis of experimental data.
In the initial round, each candidate should submit the completed application form (download application form), a short report summarizing his/her research, and at least one recommendation letter from his/her research supervisor. In the second round, the shortlisted candidates will be invited by the Scholarship Task Group of the Physics Department to deliver a presentation.
The short report and the presentation should be based on his/her research project. The Scholarship Task Group of Physics Department will review the applications in the following aspects:
a. Can the candidate demonstrate a high research potential?
b. Can the candidate demonstrate a deep understanding of physics?
c. Can the candidate demonstrate independence and innovation in research?
 Terms & Conditions
a. The Prize will be awarded to one undergraduate of major in Physics in each academic year.
b. The same research work cannot be awarded this Prize more than once.
c. In the exceptional situation that several candidates are equally deserving in any year, the Prize shall be equally split amongst them. Alternatively, in any year when candidates are judged of insufficient merit or no application is received, no award(s) shall be made.
d. This Prize is mutually exclusive to Paul and May Chu Undergraduate Research Awards. Students are not allowed to apply for both Luk Kam-Biu Prize for Undergraduate Research and Paul and May Chu Undergraduate Research Awards in the same academic year. The same student can not be awarded both prizes.
There are two channels for being a candidate for this award/prize: student initiation and faculty nomination. Note, the candidates from both channels will be considered in an equal position by the committee.
(1) For the channel of student initiation (traditional channel):
(a) Eligible students who would like to apply should fill out the application form (download the application form).
(b) Please email the completed application form, a transcript, a short report on the student's research, and any other supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 15 September. (We accept applications only through email.)
(c) Please ask your project advisor to email one-page recommendation letter to email@example.com on or before 22 September. The letter should include the information on the project achievements, their scientific significance, and the applicant’s role and performance in the project.
(2) For the channel of faculty nomination (new channel):
(a) Eligible faculties (project advisors) who would like to nominate should fill out the nomination form (download the nomination form).
(b) Please email the completed nomination form to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 15 September. (We accept nominations only through email.)
(c) Please ask your nominated student to email a transcript, a short report on his/her research, and any other supporting documents to email@example.com on or before 22 September.
The shortlisted candidates will be invited by the Scholarship Task Group of Physics Department for presentations. Presentations will be scheduled before mid October. The results will be announced in mid or late October.
 Relationship with Other Scholarships
The research awards can be awarded concurrently with other scholarships.
Inquiries can be made to the Physics Department Scholarship Task Group (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org).