Campus Sustainability Fund is established by the Office of the Provost in 2012 to support education projects that can make a contribution to promote sustainability. Projects should seek to transform processes and / or engage the campus community with a view to changing attitudes and behaviours that will result in a long-term impact on campus sustainability outcomes. The outputs of projects might include reports, artistic works, multi-media materials and demonstration structures, as well as other forms as appropriate.
Strategic research is defined as "Work leading to the advancement of knowledge which in general has important utilizable consequences in the context of Hong Kong and beyond". Applications are invited in summer every year, with the submission deadline being early November. An announcement and call for applications will be made by the Research Grants and Contracts Office. Grants will be awarded after the University's research committee meeting in March of the following year.
Knowledge Transfer (KT) is considered the third mission of a university, along with teaching and research. Traditional KT activities like technology licensing, patenting, contract and collaborative research, and consultancy are well developed and supported by well-established schemes of the University. To broaden the scope of our KT activities, the University has set aside a budget from the UGC Knowledge Transfer Earmarked Fund to support KT initiatives from the College of Business, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the School of Law. The above scheme, coupled with the Applied Research Grant that supports downstream research, will help to drive the KT development of the University in both science and non-science disciplines.