Student-Initiated Projects (2019-2020)

Objectives

The Student-Initiated Project (SIP) 2019-20 is now open for application. To promote campus internationalization and integration, CityU students are invited to submit proposals for the academic year 2019-20 with the aim of encouraging local and non-local students to work together and build a welcoming environment for all students. Projects can be academic or non-academic in nature. Examples include adventure games, competitions, drama workshops and performance, and cultural nights.

Eligibility

Any full-time student pursuing a CityU degree may be a proposer. Each proposal must be raised by at least 3 proposers with a mix of both local and non-local students, and have obtained the endorsement of a full-time staff advisor.

Funding Support

The maximum amount of sponsorship for each project is HK$100,000.

Student Organiser Manual

Please read through the Student Organiser Manual for information.

Proposals and Deadline

Please send the following documents to Global Engagement Office (GEO) at sip2013@cityu.edu.hk.

  • Scanned proposal with endorsement in PDF format
  • The same proposal in an editable word file
  • Supporting documents (if any)

Note:
1. All projects have to be implemented within the period of 1 Jul 2019 to 30 Jun 2020.

2. The amount of sponsorship shall be decided on a case-by-case basis by the Assessment Panel.

3. Late or retrospective applications will not be considered.

4. To support sustainability, wastage of materials and resources, e.g. printed matters, unrecyclable items, souvenirs, etc., should be avoided.

5. Please categorize your budget items according to the guidelines.

First Round
Application period: 2 - 13 Sep 2019
Announcement of results shall be made during the week of 14-18 Oct 2019

Second Round
Application period: 4 - 22 Nov 2019
Announcement of results shall be made during the week of 23-27 Dec 2019

Third Round (subject to availability of funding)
Application period: To be announced in late December 2019

Assessment Panel

An Assessment Panel with members appointed by the Vice-President (Development and External Relations) will review the proposals.

Selection Criteria

  • The Assessment Panel will review all proposals received.
  • Criteria for selection include: meeting the SIP’s objectives, level of innovation, viability of the project and expected impact of the project.

Post-project Matters

Reimbursement Submission

Project organisers are required to submit the following documents to the Global Engagement Office (GEO) at sip2013@cityu.edu.hk within one month upon completion of the approved project. Reimbursements will NOT be processed until all required documents are received.

  • A final report (Template)
  • A reimbursement form (Template)
  • A set of categorized receipts in original copy
  • A list of organisers, helpers and participants (Template)
  • A set of 10-30 quality action photos (with a file size of 2-5 MB each)

  • Notes:
    1. Original receipts should show the following information clearly to meet the University requirements on application for reimbursement.
    • Name of purchase item(s)
    • Date of purchase
    • Total amount and currency
    • Company name OR company stamp

    2. Receipts related to hospitality, such as food and beverage, will NOT be processed unless a participant list stating the participants’ full names and Student IDs is provided.

    3. GEO will check the reimbursement details and pass on to the Finance Office (FO) for funding arrangement. You may expect to receive the reimbursement from FO around 2 months after the reimbursement documents are confirmed to be correct and complete.

    4. SIP student organisers are also required to complete an organiser survey online conducted by GEO. In addition, an SIP participant survey will be conducted centrally by GEO to assess the effectiveness of the project in integrating students.

Enquiries

Contact the Global Engagement Office (GEO) at sip2013@cityu.edu.hk if you have any questions. You are also welcome to schedule a meeting with us.

Funded Projects in 2019/20

So far 15 project proposals were received and reviewed by the Assessment Panel in Round 1. All 15 projects will be funded and they are listed alphabetically as follows.

Round 1

Project TitleProject Period (Proposed)
Calligraphantasy: Connecting People, Connecting Cultures Sep-Jan
Cricket Open Day 7-Feb-2020
Crosstalk and Sketch Show 1-Mar-2020
Diwali Night 2019 2-Nov-2019
Double Wicket Cricket Tournament 17-Nov-2019
Exchange Student Sharing Session 2019-2020 4,5,11 Nov-2019
Global Festival Night 22/23-Nov-2019
Hall Hackathon Competition - CityHack 15-16 Feb 2020
Hanfu Promotion Scheme Sep-Mar
Hiking on Dragon’s Back 21-Sep-2019
Indonesian Night 2020: FLORES 12-Feb-2020
ISOC OCamp 2019 29-31 Aug 2019
Pakistan Night 21-Mar-2020
Scottish festival: St Andrews Ceilidh 30-Nov-2019
South African Cultural Fair 2019 4-Sep-2019

List of Funded Projects in the Previous Years

Funded Projects in 2018/19

Funded Projects in 2018/19

27 project proposals were received and reviewed by the Assessment Panel in the three rounds of applications. 23 projects will be supported by the funds and they are listed alphabetically as follows.

Round 1

Project TitleProject Period (Proposed)
Calligraphantasy: Connecting People, Connecting CulturesSem A & B, 2018/2019
CityU Exchange Fair 201819-Oct-2018
Cultural Diwali Night 2018 10-Nov-2018
Culture Salad Eve 19-Jan-2019
Excursion Night 2018 30 Aug - 1 Sep 2018
Hall Hackathon Competition - CityHack 26 - 27 Jan 2018
South African Culture Fair 2018 8 Aug 2018

Round 2

Project TitleProject Period (Proposed)
2019 Korean Night: Korea, Yesterday and Today 14-Feb-2019
Chinese Culture Gala 23 - 24 Feb 2019
CityU Model United Nations Conference 2019 16 - 17 Feb 2019
Drama Gathering Dec 2018 - Apr 2019
Festivals Around the Globe Jan-2019
Festival of Ethnic Minorities in China Mar-2019
Global Festival Night 23-Nov-2019
Global Village 28-Feb-2019
Indonesian Night: JOGJA 23-Feb-2019
Pakistan Night 30-Mar-2019
Project Ethnic Minority Empowerment (PEME) 13-Mar-2019
"You Story, My Story, Our Story": Embracing Diversity Through Playback Theatre 18-May-2019

Round 3

Project TitleProject Period (Proposed)
College of Business New Year Party 2019 28-Jan-2019
Exchange Sharing Sessions Mar - Apr 2019
Insights from Insiders 16-Apr-2019
Taiwanese Night 2019 1-Apr-2019
Funded Projects in 2017/18

Funded Projects in 2017/18

33 project proposals were received and reviewed by the Assessment Panel in the two rounds of applications. 24 projects will be supported by the funds and they are listed alphabetically as follows.

Round 1

Project TitleProject Period (Proposed)
1st International Orientation Camp 20171 to 3-Sep-2017
Mid-Autumn Festival with in-bound exchange students22-Sep-2017
Global Festival Day26-Oct-2017
Diwali Night 201731-Oct-2017
Happy Integration Through TennisOct-2017 to Feb-2018
Hall Hackathon Competition 27 to 28-Jan-2018
Indonesian Night 2018: DEVATA 7-Feb-2018

Round 2

Project TitleProject Period (Proposed)
Art Fair 2018 - The Enchanted Cottage 22 - 23 Jan 2018
Calligraphantasy Feb - Mar 2018
Celebrate CNY with in-bound exchange students 7-Feb-2018
Chinese Culture Festival 26 - 27 Feb 2018
CityU Model United Nations Conference 3 - 4 Feb 2018
Drama Gathering Feb - Apr 2018
Happy Integration Through Tennis (HIT) Sem B Jan - Apr 2018
Japanese Day 2-Feb-2018
Korean Night 2018 26-Mar-2018
Language Salon Jan - Apr 2018
Minority Culture Festival 2018 24-Mar-2018
Project Ethnic Minority Empowerment 2018 Mar-2018
Refugee Run 17-Mar-2018
Spring Banquet 3-Feb-2018
Taiwanese Night 28-Mar-2018
The Canada Day 2018: The Vibe of Maples 19-Mar-2018
US Day 22-Nov-2017
Funded Projects in 2016/17

Funded Projects in 2017/18

33 project proposals were received and reviewed by the Assessment Panel in three rounds of applications. 23 projects will be supported by the funds and they are listed alphabetically as follows.

Round 1

Project TitleProject Period (Proposed)
Calligraphantasy: Connecting People, Connecting Cultures 1-Nov-2016 to Jun 2017
City University Diwali Night 2016 29-Oct-2016
CityU Exchanges Fair 2016 6-Oct-2016
Connecting Through Tennis 1 Oct 2016 - 8 April 2017
Dream of Chinese Dragon--- Enjoy Chinese Traditional Culture and Regional Cuisines 9-Nov-2016
Global Festival Night <2016> 2-Nov-2016
Indonesia: Unity in Diversity Sem B
The Festival of Sacrifice- 2016 5-Oct-2016

Round 2

Project TitleProject Period (Proposed)
Art Fair 2017- Voyage Around the World23- 24 Jan 2017
Chinese New Year Party17-Jan-2017
CityU Model United Nation Conference 201726 - 27 Feb 2017
Color ChinaEarly Mar-2017
Drama Gathering31 Oct 2016 - 25 Mar 2017
EM Cultural Night10-Feb-2017
Japanese NightLate Feb-2017
Minority Culture Festival24-Mar-2017
Project EM EmpowermentJan - Mar 2017
Spring Banquet18-Feb-2017
Taiwanese NightTBC

Round 3

Project TitleProject Period (Proposed)
Building Up Friendship through Ice-skating Feb 2017 - Jun 2017
CityU Music Contest 2017: Tuna Taka Wewe 2-Mar-2017
Cricket Fun Day 2017 27-Feb-2017
Tour De Hong Kong 4-Mar-2017
Funded Projects in 2015/16

Funded Projects in 2015/16

A total of 25 proposals were received and reviewed by the Assessment Panel in the two rounds of applications in the 2015/16 academic year. Finally, 11 student-initiated projects in the first round and 11 student-initiated projects in the second round were awarded University Grants Committee (UGC) and CityU funds. The 22 funded student-initiated projects, listed alphabetically, are:

Round 1

Project TitleProject Period (Proposed)
Calligraphantasy: Essence of the Past, Fantasy for the Future Nov 2015 - May 2016
CityU Diwali 13-Nov-2015
CityU International Students' Culture Hub Nov-2015 to Jun-2016
Cooking Mama Feb - Mar 2016
Global Festival Night 5-Nov-2015
Model United Nations of CityU 19 - 26 Feb 2016
Project Globe Nov 2015 - Feb 2016
Singapore Night 3-Nov-2015
Sweeties' Workshop Nov 2015 - Apr 2016
The Festival of Sacrifice 8-Oct-2015
Wellness Plus Nov 2015 - Jun 2016

Round 2

Project TitleProject Period (Proposed)
Colour China 18 - 19 Feb 2016
DanSing U 11-Mar-2016
Home Visit Jan-2016
Indonesian Night Market 15-Apr-2016
Lantern Festival 22-Feb-2016
Malaysian Night 18-Mar-2016
New Year Party 2016 Feb-2016
Project EM Empowerment Mar - Apr 2016
Springlicious 26-Feb-2016
Taiwanese Night 22-Mar-2016
Weekly Sports Jan - May-2016