The award ceremony will be held on 31 January at the International Institute of Macao (IIM). The IIM´s Young Researcher Award aims to incentive young students, teachers, graduates and creatives to research and further study for the sake of the development of the Macau´s Special Administrative Region´s developments – in the strategic sectors of economy and diversification, heritage and identity, applied sciences and the History of Macao. Supported by the Macau Foundation, this award consists of a diploma and a monetary prize of twenty five thousand patacas and has been awarded since 2001 and aims to stimulate greater participation of new generations, aimed at diversifying social intervention, creating opportunities and expanding the scope of knowledge.
For the current year, through last year´s contest, the awards were given in ex aequo to Cheong Iok Kei with a paper on "Parenting stress, parental self-efficacy, social support and the quality of life with Macao SEN's parent"; and Lai Chi Ian, with another paper entitled "The Impacts of Colonial Transition on the Development of Higher Education in Macao, with reference to Hong Kong", both in the area of Social Sciences.
However, after the evaluation carried out by the panel nominated for this contest, for the area of Applied Sciences, papers of the participants were not considered, and therefore the respective Award was not attributed.
The contest has received a total of twenty-seven papers that were analyzed by two university professors, teachers Mok Kai Meng and Chan Ka Wai.
The ceremony will be held at 6:30pm, on 31 January 2019, at the IIM.