Undergraduate Summer Research Internship
The Faculty Undergraduate Summer Research Internship programme is launched to offer CUHK engineering undergraduate students with funding support to undertake a research project under the supervision of professors in summer. The objectives are to give students exposure to research environment, and grooms them for graduate studies and overseas summer research schemes.
Non final-year engineering undergraduate students with a CGPA of 3.4 or above are eligible. Priority will be given to senior-year students.
Students who are planning and/or are going to participate summer programmes; or taking summer courses overseas for more than three weeks accumulatively; or taking more than three weeks of accumulated leave are NOT eligible for the internship programme.
The scheme is for undergraduate students with research interest to join on the voluntary basis, and it is currently a non-credit bearing programme.
The student will need to approach a professor in the Faculty (in any department) to be his/her supervisor and come up with the project details with the supervisor's approval. For reference, projects completed in Summer 2022 can be found here.”
The student is required to write a 1-page proposal about the research problem and research objective after discussing his/her research ideas with the supervising professor.
It is expected that the student will be attached to a professor/research lab. The prior approval/agreement of which should be obtained by the student.
Participants will have to submit a Progress Report and a Final Report on 5 July 2023 (Wed) and 14 August 2023 (Mon) respectively.
There will be a compulsory Poster Presentation at the end of the summer for participants to present their research results. Awards will be given to the top 10% projects assessed by a committee.
A research grant of up to HK$10,000 will be awarded to each student for each participant upon completion of the research project with earnest effort well recognized by the supervising professor.
The disbursement is to be paid after completion of the programme based on performance and level of completion:
Research Grant Disbursement (October 2023)
Percentage of satisfactory work completed 80% - 100%
Percentage of satisfactory work completed 50% - 79%
Percentage of satisfactory work completed 20% - 49%
Percentage of satisfactory work completed <20%
Please take note of the programme schedule as follows:
- Approach Potential Supervisor
|6 March 2023 (Mon)
- Submission Deadline of Approval Proposal
3 April 2023 (Mon)
- Confirmation of Submission
End of May 2023
1 June – 18 August 2023
- Submission of Progress Report
5 July 2023 (Wed)
- Submission of Final Report and Poster
(The report format is decided by supervisor.)
14 August 2023 (Mon)
18 August 2023 (Fri)
All progress reports and final reports submitted by participants should undergo the VeriGuide Checking.
Absence from the Scheduled Meeting and/or Poster Presentation
The application must be made within five working days immediately followed the day of absence from the required activities and/or scheduled meeting with the supervisor, tutor or their designates with supporting documents.
Absence without approval will be penalized by a reduction in the research grant according to:
- Poster presentation – 30% of the grant with be deducted; and
- Each scheduled meeting with supervisor or tutor or their designates – 5% of the grant will be deducted.
Any student who is absent from the required activities and/or scheduled meetings, even with approval, shall not exceed three times in aggregate, or else the entire research grant shall be forfeited.
Penalty for Late Submission of Reports and/or Poster
HK$500/calendar day should be deducted from the research grant if a participant did not submit report/poster by the submission deadline.
Once a student withdraws from the programme, or he/she is terminated by his/her supervisor, the student will not be allowed to join the programme for the following year.
To apply for an internship, please download the application form, and take the following steps:
- Approach a professor and to propose a research project that you would like to work on
- Write a 1-page research proposal in the Application Form about the problem you will study, and what you hope to accomplish
- Get the consent from the professor you consulted to agree to supervise you and sign the form
- Upload the signed Application Form with endorsed research proposal (PDF format)
- Input the required fields and submit your application online
The submission deadline is on 3 April, 2023 (Mon). Confirmation of submission will be sent to successful applicants by end of May 2023.