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Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation Scholarship

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The Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation announces 6 scholarship awards! The awards will support graduate students and early career researchers (post docs and junior faculty) interested in joining our intensive summer short course exploring the linkages between emotional well-being and physical health outcomes. The course is jointly hosted by the Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health at University College London (UCL). The 2022 course will be held in person in London, July 11-15.


The Lee Kum Kee Family set up The Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation in 2008 with the mission of promoting happy family relationships. The Foundation advocates for “Prevention before Sickness” and trusts that awareness building and preventative actions before family sickness will help create a harmonious community, enabling healthy families to unlock their potential and give back to the community. The family foundation programming focuses on Intergenerational Solidarity, Family Well-Being, Child Well-Being, Happy & Healthy Ageing, and Family for SDGs.


The Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation Scholarship will cover the entirety of tuition fees (£1,900; approximately $2,500 USD) for 6 scholars to attend the course in the summer of 2022. Preference will go to Chinese students or scholars. We will also consider those from under-resourced backgrounds.


Fellowship awardees will be responsible for all costs associated with travel, accommodation, and related incidental expenses.


NOTE: You do not need to apply for the summer short course and the tuition scholarship separately. You will opt-in for consideration for the scholarship as part of the summer short course application and submit any additional information at the same time. If you are not selected to receive a tuition scholarship, you can still be accepted into the course, and join at your own expense.


Application Requirements:

  • Complete the application form

  • On the application form, please indicate that you are also applying for the Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation Scholarship, and submit any additional information requested.

    • After indicating that you are applying for the scholarship, you will be asked to submit a statement (max 200 words) about specific ways you think the course could influence your research as well as your own relationships with your family and/or community. We suggest preparing this ahead of time.


Reporting Requirements:

  • A month after completing the course, we will ask you to submit a reflection that describes how the course has benefited you and influenced your understanding of the role of relationships in health, with a particular interest in family relationships. More detailed guidelines for the reflection will be distributed after recipients are selected.

The application for 2022 is now closed. Scholarship awardees will be announced in late April. 

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