The Fifth Cheung On Tak International Award for Outstanding Contribution to Chinese Medicine

With its rapid development in different parts of the world, traditional Chinese medicine is playing an increasingly important role in the health care systems in many countries. Against this backdrop, the School of Chinese Medicine of the Hong Kong Baptist University established the Cheung On Tak International Award for Outstanding Contribution to Chinese Medicine in 2011. The objectives of the Award are to recognise scientists and scholars with groundbreaking and internationally recognised achievements in advancing the internationalisation of Chinese medicine or Chinese medicine research, and to promote the internationalisation and modernisation of Chinese medicine for the benefit of the global community.

Established with a generous donation from the Cheung On Tak Charity Foundation, the Award is named after Mr. Cheung On Tak. Conferred biennially to one to two awardees, the Award carries a total monetary prize of HK$500,000.

 

The Fifth Award is now open for nominations.

The School of Chinese Medicine of Hong Kong Baptist University is pleased to announce that the Fifth Cheung On Tak International Award for Outstanding Contribution to Chinese Medicine is now open for nominations. Details of the Fifth Award are set out below.

 

 

The Award

The Cheung On Tak International Award for Outstanding Contribution to Chinese Medicine is conferred biennially on scientists and scholars with groundbreaking and internationally recognised achievements in advancing the internationalisation of Chinese medicine and/or in Chinese medicine research. The Fifth Award may confer awards on one to two scholars and is presented to individuals only. Research groups or management teams are not eligible for the Award. Should a research team be considered to have made outstanding achievements, consideration should be given to nominating the team leader for the Award. In the event that an awardee passes away after the announcement of the grant of the award to him/her, the prize will be given to his/her estate.

A nominee shall meet one or more of the criteria listed below:

  • Attained groundbreaking achievements in scientific research on Chinese medicine with application in the international community and yielding significant social and/or economic benefits;
  • Made outstanding contribution to and international impact on the provision of Chinese medical service, research and development of scientific technologies and products of Chinese medicine, nurturing of Chinese medicine talents, and promotion of Chinese medicine; and
  • Made outstanding achievements in advancing the internationalisation and modernisation of Chinese medicine as well as fostering international exchanges and collaborations in Chinese medicine, and gained global recognition from peers for his/her achievements.

The Fifth Award carries a monetary prize of HK$500,000. In the event of the conferment of two awards, the prize money will be shared equally between the two awardees. Each awardee will also receive a trophy and a certificate.

 

Nomination Procedures

The nomination procedures of the Fifth Award are as follows:

For nomination by academic institutions or other organisations

  • Candidates from mainland China shall be nominated by academic institutions, such as universities and research institutes, OR relevant departments/councils or academic societies at or above the provincial/ministerial level in Mainland China.
  • Candidates from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and overseas shall be nominated by academic institutions, such as universities and research institutes.
  • Each organisation may nominate up to three candidates for the Fifth Award.

For nomination by scholars

  • A nomination must be jointly made by at least three full professors (or scholars of equivalent rank) in relevant fields.

Other rules

  • Deceased nominees will not be considered.
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted.
  • The Panel of Adjudicators reserves the right to decide on the eligibility of the nominees.
  • Nominators and nominees shall follow the rules stipulated on the Nomination Form of the Fifth Award and duly complete the Nomination Form. A nomination may be disqualified if any of the information provided on the Nomination Form is incomplete, false or cannot be substantiated.
  • A nomination submitted and accepted as valid by the Panel of Adjudicators of the Fifth Award shall only be considered for the Fifth Award.

 

Panel of Adjudicators, Selection Criteria and Selection Procedures

A Panel of Adjudicators comprising scholars and scientists in related fields from different parts of the world set up by the Hong Kong Baptist University is responsible for selecting the awardee(s) of the Fifth Award. The Panel of Adjudicators is headed by a chairperson and comprises a minimum of four other members. The chairperson and at least three of the members of the Panel shall be external persons, viz. non-Hong Kong Baptist University persons. The chairperson and the panel members shall be appointed by the Hong Kong Baptist University, normally for a term of two years (for one Award exercise).

The School of Chinese Medicine of the Hong Kong Baptist University shall form an Award Secretariat to service the Panel of Adjudicators and be responsible for matters pertaining to the operation and promotion of the Award. The Panel of Adjudicators shall meet to select the awardee(s) from among the qualified nominees by taking into consideration relevant factors including, inter alia, the nominees' contribution to the Chinese medicine sector, achievements in advancing the internationalisation of Chinese medicine, and academic/professional influence in the international arena.

The Panel of Adjudicators shall conduct the selection in an independent, impartial, and fair manner and keep the discussions at Panel meeting(s) as well as all documents and information pertaining to the Fifth Award in strict confidence. The Panel of Adjudicators has the discretion to solicit expert opinions from professionals outside of the Panel.

Information of the awardee(s) and the grounds for granting the Award to the awardee(s) will be posted on the Award webpage for public scrutiny. If any named person lodges an objection to the results of the selection in writing with reasons, the Executive Committee of the School of Chinese Medicine of the Hong Kong Baptist University shall consider and decide on the appeal, and the Panel of Adjudicators shall then decide on the final awardee(s) by majority votes.

 

Panel of Adjudicators for the Fifth Award

 

Important Dates

Deadline for Nomination Submission

3 July 2019

Checking of Nominations

July to August 2019

Selection

September to October 2019

Notification to Awardee(s)

November 2019

Announcement of Awardee(s)

December 2019

Award Ceremony-cum-Award Winner's Lecture

March to April 2020

 

Download Area

Award Regulations PDF Version
(Chinese version only)
 
Nomination Form PDF Version DOC Version

 

Contact Us

Secretariat of the Cheung On Tak International Award for Outstanding Contribution to Chinese Medicine 
School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University 
4/F, Jockey Club School of Chinese Medicine Building 
7 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong 

Tel : (852) 3411-2077 / (852) 3411-2900 
Fax: (852) 3411-2902 
Email: scm@hkbu.edu.hk 
Web Page: https://scm.hkbu.edu.hk/cm-award

 

 

 

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