College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Awards & Funding Opportunities

Awards

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Excellence in Knowledge Transfer Award

Objectives

  1. The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) introduced the Excellence in Knowledge Transfer Award in 2012 in order to further promote the concept and culture of knowledge transfer (KT) in the college. Knowledge transfer projects will be selected for receiving the awards. Through this award, colleagues are encouraged to share with each other their innovative KT projects/activities so that new and innovative ideas can further be generated.

Eligibility

  1. CLASS full-time faculty members, academic and teaching staff members are eligible to enter the contest.

Award

  1. The Award rewards knowledge transfer excellence by giving ONE winner a certificate and an award of HK$15,000 for supporting his/her knowledge transfer and research activities. Certificate will be presented to TWO awardees of merit.

Submission of Documents

By Application

  1. Applications would include on-going or completed KT projects within three years. Each application should demonstrate clear evidences on innovation, engagement or impact on the community.
  2. Previously awarded projects for the CLASS Excellence in Knowledge Transfer Award and proposals bidding for UGC Knowledge Transfer Earmarked Fund will not be considered.
  3. The application should include the followings:
    • Summary
    • Objectives
    • Project descriptions
    • Project team
    • Timeline
    • Innovation, engagement or impact
  4. Please submit your application to CLASS by email to chpgrd@cityu.edu.hk on or before 31 March 2020.

By Nomination

  1. Heads are invited to nominate a maximum of two KT projects for the award. Nominations should be made by completing the Nomination Form and returning the completed application materials to CLASS by email to chpgrd@cityu.edu.hk on or before 31 March 2020.

Selection Criteria

  1. Candidates will be selected according to the following aspects:
    • Evidence on innovation, engagement or impact
    • Innovation
    • Professional enhancement
    • Knowledge advancement
    • Sustainability

Selection Panel

  1. A Selection Panel composing both internal and external members will be formed to select one winner and two awardees of merit.

Enquiry

  1. For any queries, please contact Mr Derek Ip (Executive Officer, CLASS) via chpgrd@cityu.edu.hk.
Awardees 2019/20
Excellence in Knowledge Transfer Award
Awardee Department Project
Dr Jack PUN English Developing effective clinical communication at nursing handover: improving patient safety, experiences and outcomes in Hong Kong
Certificate of Merit
Awardee Department Project
Dr Chow Wing Yin Bonnie Social and Behaviourial Sciences Catering the needs of diverse learners using interactive dialogue and creative literacy activities in English language education
Dr Fung Lai Chu Annis Social and Behaviourial Sciences Omega-3 supplementation to reduce externalizing behavior problems in risk-taking adolescents: A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial
Awardees 2014/15
Excellence in Knowledge Transfer Award
Awardee Department Project
Dr Elaine Au Applied Social Sciences The Carbon Trade Game project – Bringing participatory learning experiences on environment and sustainability to local schools and communities - by City-Youth Empowerment Project
Prof Linda Wong Public Policy Project Flame, Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship@CityU
Certificate of Merit
Awardee Department Project
Dr Maria Francesch-Huidobro Public Policy A Carbon Reduction Implementation and Assessment Strategy for Hong Kong

New Researcher Award

Objectives

  1. City University of Hong Kong aspires to become a leading global University, excelling in research and professional education. The objectives of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS)’s New Researcher Award Scheme (the Scheme) are:
    1. to recognize and reward research excellence at CLASS, CityU;
    2. to emphasize the University's commitment to create an environment conducive to high quality research at an internationally competitive level; and
    3. to enhance the University's performance in the delivery of its research agenda.

Eligibility

  1. CLASS full-time faculty members who are within 5 years of the award of their PhD.

Award

  1. The Scheme rewards research excellence by giving ONE winner a certificate and an award of HK$15,000.

Submission of Documents

By Application

  1. The application should consist of a summary description (maximum 5 pages) of the work of the researcher covering:
    • a description of the research undertaken;
    • list of Published Research Outputs (PROs) since award of PhD, and manuscripts of his/her best one or two items of research output. The research work’s significance, (for example, journal standing, citation etc.) and contribution to society;
    • impact on the discipline of knowledge; and
    • recognitions, prizes, research grants or patents obtained.
  2. Please submit your application to CLASS by email to chpgrd@cityu.edu.hk on or before 3 April 2020.

By Nomination

  1. Heads may nominate a maximum of two faculty members with outstanding performance in research for the award. Nominations should be made by completing the Nomination Form and returning the completed form with the nominee's summary description of his/her research work as required in the “By Application” section to CLASS by email to chpgrd@cityu.edu.hk on or before 3 April 2020. Prior consent of the nominees must be obtained before submitting a nomination.

Selection Criteria

  1. Candidates will be selected mainly on the basis of evidence represented by their PROs. Only published articles will be considered and the publication year will be based on the year indicated in the journals concerned. Quality, relevance, coherence, and impact will be considered in totality in assessing the PROs submitted and the quality of the research activities from which these PROs arise. Grants, prizes and other forms of recognition will also be considered in making the award.

Selection Panel

  1. The Scheme will be administered by the College Research Committee of CLASS. A selection panel will be formed to select one candidate for award. Comments of the respective Department and external peer assessments may be invited when necessary.

Enquiry

  1. For any queries, please contact Mr Derek Ip, CRC Secretary via chpgrd@cityu.edu.hk.
Awardee 2020

Awardee Department
Dr TSUI Lik-hang Department of Chinese and History
Awardee 2019

Awardee Department
Dr Jack PUN Department of English
Awardee 2018

Awardee Department
Dr Ki Joon KIM Department of Media and Communication
Awardee 2017

Awardee Department
Dr CHAN Heng-choon Oliver Applied Social Sciences
Awardee 2016

Awardee Department
Dr ZHANG Xiaoling Public Policy
Awardee 2015

Awardee Department
Dr Bonnie Wing-Yin CHOW Applied Social Sciences
Awardee 2014

Awardee Department
Dr JUNG Chan Su Public Policy
Outstanding Research Papers Awards Scheme

Objectives

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) established the Outstanding Research Papers Awards Scheme for PhD Students aiming:

  1. to encourage PhD students to publish in top quality journals during their studies;
  2. to recognise and reward research excellence; and
  3. to emphasise the University's commitment to create an environment conducive to high quality research at an internationally competitive level.

Eligibility

All CLASS PhD students (including self-financed and Joint PhD students*) are eligible to apply, except who are recommended for award of PhD.

* Joint PhD students are only eligible to apply when they are registered at CityU in Hong Kong.

PhD students who have a paper published in/ accepted by a top quality journal (i.e. SSCI, SCI, AHCI or equivalent) as author or co-author during the period from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020. Publications which were previously awarded are not eligible.

Award

A certificate and a maximum award of $5,000@ would be offered to awardee on a reimbursement basis to cover the cost of copy-editing.

@ Subject to the funding/quota availability and compliance with relevant financial regulations/policies. The number and allocation of awards are at the discretion of the College. Reimbursement shall be completed by 30 June 2021 and unspent balance would not be carried forward.

Application

Applicants should submit the application form with supporting documents to the College Office via their Departments (by email to chpgrd@cityu.edu.hk).

Selection Procedure and Criteria

Applications would be considered by the College Research Committee on a rolling basis, subject to funding/quota availability. Quality, journal rating, involvement of the applicant in the paper and impact will be considered in assessing the application.

The College Office will inform the applicant and the cognizant Department Head on the results.

Enquiry

For any queries, please contact the College Office at chpgrd@cityu.edu.hk.

2019/20

Dept Awardees
EN WU Junjie
COM GUAN Lu
LT HAN Qianwen
LT SABERI, Dariush
POL CHEN Wenna
POL LIU Yongshen
POL ZHAO Nannan

2018/19

Dept Awardees
POL YUAN Dinghuan
POL CHEN Wenna
SS BU He
SS DONG Yang
SS HU Jieyi
SS IP Priscilla Sei Yah
SS KHIATANI Paul Vinod
SS LO Siu Chung
SS TAN Yaqian

Faculty Start-up grant application

Grants administered by the University

Scheme (click for details) Details Successful Case
Public Policy Research (PPR) Funding Scheme [Click here]
  • Demographic and Social Indicators of Youth Volunteering in Hong Kong
    by Dr AU LIU Suk-ching Elaine
Strategic Public Policy Research (SPPR) Funding Scheme [Click here]
  • Hong Kong Professional Services in the Co-evolving Belt-Road Initiative: Innovative Agency for Sustainable Development
    by Professor Prof LI Che-lan Linda
The Sumitomo Foundation
  • Grant for Japan-related Research Projects
  • Grant Program of The Sumitomo Foundation
[Click here]
  • From Rigidity to Fluidity: The Transitional Male Gender Role in Today's Japan
    by Dr TSANG Yuk Ha Eileen
Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) [Click here]
  • CityPal: a chatbot for enhancing young adults' psychological well-being
    by Dr LEE Sie-yuen John
Health Care and Promotion Scheme (HCPS) [Click here]
  • A Psychological Intervention to Enhance Resilience in Mainland New Immigrants to Hong Kong
    by Dr YU Xiaonan Nancy
Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF) [Click here]
  • Automatic Generation of Exercises for Learning Chinese
    by Dr LEE John Sie-yuen
Natural Science Foundation of China [Click here]
  • Transitional development and governance of small towns in China (我国小城镇的转型发展与治理研究)
    by Dr ZHANG Xiaoling
The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (CCKF) [Click here]
  • A Comprehensive Test of Policy Innovation Theses: The Taiwanese Bookstart Program
    by Professor Richard M WALKER
Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) [Click here]
  • Study on Effective Strategies to Facilitate School-to-work Transition of Young Persons with Disabilities in Hong Kong
    by Dr KWAN Chi-kin
ACLS International Programs [Click here] N/A
ACLS Fellowship & Grant Programs [Click here] N/A
Simon K Y Lee Foundation Ltd [Click here]
  • Caregiver Support Model & Psycho-education Program on Empowerment: Development and Validation
    by Professor LO Tit-wing
Standing Committee on Language Education and Research
  • R&D projects
  • Language Fund
[Click here]
  • Phonetic and Phonological Characteristics of Workplace English produced by University Graduates in Hong Kong
    by Dr LI Bin
Tin Ka Ping Foundation [Click here]
  • Tin Ka Ping P.A.T.H.S. Project
    by Dr LEE Tak-yan

For more information about internal and external research grants administered by the University, please visit the University’s Research Grants and Contracts Office.