Research Funding Opportunities and Grants

 

The following is a summary extracted from the Research Services website (http://www.rss.hku.hk/fund/). The funding opportunities are categorised in terms of external and internal sources.

 

External

Research General Research Fund (GRF)

  • Eligibility for application: professoriate staff
  • Funding amount/range: Humanities, Social Sciences and Business Studies: HK$100,000 minimum. No upper limits, but projects over $1 million will need to be particularly well argued and supported.
  • Deadline: September or October every year

Early Career Scheme (ECS)

  • Eligibility for application: staff within three years of his/her full time academic      job as an Assistant Professor or career equivalent
  • Funding amount/range: Humanities, Social Sciences and Business Studies: HK$100,000 minimum. No upper limits, but projects over $1 million will need to be particularly well argued and supported.
  • Deadline: October every year

UGC Funding Scheme for Teaching and Learning Related Proposals (2016-19 Triennium)

  • Eligibility for application: Full-time academic/teaching staff member or a non-academic staff whose duties involve aspects of teaching and learning
  • Funding amount/range: 200 million (70% from UGC, 30% from universities), including 35 million for language enhancement
  • mostly collaborative (small portion of funding for non-collaborative)
  • Deadline: November/December 2016

Quality Education Fund

  • Eligibility for application: Schools, educational bodies and organisations registered under the laws of Hong Kong and individuals who are permanent residents in Hong Kong are eligible to apply
  • Funding amount/range: Exceeding $200,000 / Not exceeding $200,000

 

Internal

Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research

  • Eligibility for application: professoriate staff
  • Funding amount/range: One tenth of the value of the external grant sought, normally not exceeding $150,000
  • Deadline:  November every year

Seed Funding for Applied Research

  • Eligibility for application: all full-time teachers
  • Funding amount/range: not exceeding HK$100,000
  • Deadline: November every year

Teaching Development Grants (TDG)

  • Eligibility for application: All full-time teachers
  • Funding amount/range: 250,000
  • Deadline: April / October / December (applications processed in batches according to cut-off dates)

URC/CRCG Conference Grant for Teaching Staff

  • Eligibility for application: professoriate staff
  • Funding amount/range: Maximum HK$16,500
  • Deadline: 14 days before the first day of the conference (e.g. first day of conference is July 15, 2015, application should be submitted through the RCGAS on or before June 30, 2015.)

Leung Kau Kui/Run Run Shaw Research and Teaching Endowment Fund

  • Eligibility for application: Full-time academic staff
  • Funding amount/range: No fixed amount, depending on the budget available for allocation during each exercise
  • Deadline: December every year
  • Call/deadline may vary from year to year

 

Conference Grants/Professional Development Grants

Conference Grants/Professional Development Grants (For Staff only, password protected).