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Tencent Xplorer Prize and Online Briefing on 27 February 2021

Date : 2021-02-11

Applications for Tencent Xplorer Prize ( are now open and submissions will close on 15 April 2021.

The Tencent Xplorer Prize is a non-governmental and public interest award for all active full-time researchers (of any nationality) working in Hong Kong (and mainland China as well as Macau) aged 45 or below (namely born on or after 1 January 1975). There will be no more than 50 awardees every year, and each will receive RMB 3 million over 5 years. For more details, please visit the official website (

Two Application Channels:

A) By nomination - Nominators are invited by the Xplorer Prize to nominate applicants along with information of two further referees. The Secretariat will contact nominees by email to submit their applications.

B) Self-nomination - Applicants who meet the requirements can submit applications online along with contact details of three referees, who hold professorships or above and specialise in the same field as the applicants.

Please visit Xplorer Prize website ( for application details.

Online Briefing on 27 February 2021:

Tencent will host an online briefing for interested and potential applicants. Details are as follows:

- Date: 27 February 2021 (Saturday)

- Time: 10:00 - 11:30

Please download Tencent Meeting to your PC or mobile in advance, log in with your local mobile number and the conference ID 246 491 744; or click the following link to join directly: