Office of Education Development and Gateway Education

TSG - Teaching Start-Up Grant

Since Semester A 2012-13, a one-time award - Teaching Start-Up Grant (TSG) has been made available for full-time new academic staff who are Lecturer grade or above and have joined CityU within the past 24 months. It is to assist them in implementing creative teaching ideas as they start their careers at CityU.

TSG, as its TDG counterpart, is funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC) to support the development of learning and teaching initiatives. The UGC emphasizes that the Grant should integrate and complement institution-level initiatives and promote innovations to enhance the quality of teaching for the better provision of quality education to students.

Projects should produce demostrated and direct teaching and learning benefits which support the implementation of the Discovery-Enriched Curriculum (DEC), as well as advanced good teaching methods in specific disciplines.
For details of DEC initiatives at CityU, please visit

Funding ceiling
The funding ceiling is HK$120,000 per project.
Maximum project duration: 18 months

Two Calls for Proposals each year:  August and January
[All application MUST be submitted to EDGE <>. The Principal Investigator(s) should obtain approval for the proposal from respective unit heads before submission.]

Event Date
Call for Proposals 22 January 2018
Application Deadline 28 February 2018
Announcement of Results End of April 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

Useful information before application:

Useful information/forms/templates for successful applicants:

TDGs/TSGs Projects Archive Area

Other relevant information/website