Dreamer Lab Award (DLA)
“Dreamer Lab Award” (DLA) aims to encourage university students to be daring to pursue dreams, bold in exploring new things and active in broadening their horizons. Apart from promoting personal growth, the award scheme encourages university students to address social and international issues and needs with an innovative approach, to care the neglected group in the society and to build a better community with a 'dare to try' and 'never give up' attitude. The DLA awardees can realize their dreams and address the social issues in Hong Kong or overseas through different means (eg. service trip, innovative social enterprises, collaboration with local/overseas NGO, etc).
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- Type of Application
Type of Application
The subsidy amount of each selected individual entry ranges from HK$10,000 to HK$15,000.
Submit an individual application for a subsidy of HK$15,000 in maximum. No specific requirement on the theme but it should correspond to the programme objectives and assessment criteria. If applicant has gained subsidy from another source, s/he can still enroll for the DLA programme but the subsidy granted will not exceed the total cost of the proposal submitted.
The subsidy amount of each selected group entry ranges from HK$10,000 to HK$50,000.
Submit an application in a group of two or above for a subsidy of HK$50,000 in maximum. No specific requirement on the theme but it should correspond to the programme objectives and assessment criteria. If applicant has gained subsidy from another source, s/he can still enrol for the DLA programme but the subsidy granted will not exceed the total cost of the proposal submitted.
* One application for each applicant. The same person may not apply simultaneously as an individual and a group.
Focus on the vision demonstrated in the proposal to respond to various social /international issues and needs with an innovative approach.
Focus on the insight and practical impact of the proposal, whether it can effectively arouse the public awareness of an issue and provide sustainable assistance to the needy people.
20%: Personal and social touch
Focus on the applicant's knowledge of social resources, whether the application can connect different parties in the community in response to the social / international issue.
Focus on the presentation skills of the applicant to introduce the proposal in a lively and appealing ways. The comprehensiveness and feasibility of the proposal will also be taken into consideration.
15%: Online Voting
Focus on the public acceptance of the proposal. The public will vote for a proposal that they support.
Full-time undergraduate students of HKBU aged 18 or above
Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan and other overseas countries#
Application and Selection Process:
Requirements for selected applicants:
○ 28 October - 3 November 2019: Online voting of video for shortlisted applicants
○ 4 or 5 November 2019 (TBC): Selection interviews for shortlisted applicants
○ Mid-November 2019 - August 2020: Project execution
○ Within 1 month upon project completion: Submit articles, photos and videos to share your experience
○ Within 1 month upon project completion: Complete a report and attend an evaluation session
○ September/October 2020: Prepare and share your experience in the DLA Showcase
- Successful applicants will receive 50% of the award amount in January/February 2020.
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Leadership Qualities Centre, Office of Student Affairs
Telephone: 3411 2279
Fax: 3411 5983
Office of Student Affairs
Room 401, The Wing Lung Bank Building for Business Studies, Shaw Campus,
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong