Student-Initiated Projects (2018-2019)

Objectives

The Student-Initiated Project (SIP) 2018-19 is now open for application. To promote campus internationalization and integration, CityU students are now cordially invited to submit proposals for the academic year 2018-19 with the aim of allowing local and non-local students to work together toward a common purpose of providing a more welcoming environment for all students. Projects can be academic or non-academic in nature. Examples in the last cycles include adventure games, competitions, drama workshops and performance, cultural nights and Apps development for social media.

Eligibility

Any full-time student pursuing a CityU degree may be a proposer. A proposing team should comprise at least three proposers. Each proposal must be raised by at least 3 proposers and have obtained the endorsement of a full-time staff advisor.

Funding Support

Maximum sponsorship for each project is capped at HK$100,000.

Student Organiser Manual

Please read through the Student Organiser Manual for information.

Proposals and Deadline

Please send your (1) scanned proposal with endorsement, (2) the editable word file and (3) supporting documents (if any) to Global Engagement Office (GEO) at sip2013@cityu.edu.hk.
Proposal template Sample Proposal

Note:
1. All projects have to be implemented within the period of 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.
2. The amount of subsidies shall be decided on a case-by-case basis by the Assessment Panel.
3. To support sustainability, wastage of materials and resources, e.g. printed matters, unrecyclable items, souvenirs, etc., should be avoided.

First Round
Deadline: Friday 7 September 2018, 5pm
Selection and announcement of results shall be made during the week of 17-21 September 2018.

Second Round
Deadline: Friday 26 October 2018, 5pm
Selection and announcement of results shall be made during the week of 12-16 November 2018.

Third Round
Deadline: Friday, 18 January 2019, 5pm
Selection and announcement of results shall be made during the week of 18-22 February 2019.

Assessment Panel

An Assessment Panel with members appointed by the Vice-President (Student Affairs) will be established to review proposals.

Selection Criteria

  • 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

Projects successfully granted with SIP funding will be 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. 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 GEO confirmed the reimbursement documents were correct and complete.

  • Final Report (Report Template)
  • Participant list including students’ full names, student IDs, student type (local/non-local) and email addresses
  • From 2018-19 onwards, an SIP participant survey will be conducted centrally by GEO to assess the effectiveness of the project in integrating students.
  • 10 quality action photos (at least 5MB each)
  • Reimbursement Information (Reimbursement Form Template)
  • Original payment receipts
  • Original receipts should show the following information clearly to meet the University requirements on applications for reimbursement. Receipts related to hospitality, such as food and beverage, will NOT be processed unless with a participant list stating the participants’ full names and Student IDs.
  • Name of purchase item(s)
  • Purchase Date
  • Total Amount and currency
  • Company name OR Company stamp
  • SIP student organisers are also required to complete an organiser survey online conducted by GEO.

    Reimbursements will NOT be processed until all required documents are received within one month upon completion of the approved SIP project.

Enquiries

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

Funded Projects in 2018/19

22 project proposals were received and reviewed by the Assessment Panel in the two rounds of applications. 18 projects will be supported by the funds and they are listed alphabetically as follows.

Round 1

Project TitleAmount (HK$)Project Period (Proposed)
Calligraphantasy: Connecting People, Connecting Cultures9,005Sem A & B, 2018/19
CityU Exchange Fair 201854,80019 Oct 2018
Cultural Diwali Night 2018 17,692 10 Nov 2018
Culture Salad Eve 14,733 19 Jan 2019
Excursion Night 2018 24,795 30 Aug - 1 Sep 2018
Hall Hackathon Competition - CItyHack 7,160 26 - 27 Jan 2018
South African Culture Fair 2018 20,100 8 Aug 2018

Round 2

Project TitleAmount (HK$)Project Period (Proposed)
2019 Korean Night: Korea, Yesterday and Today 16,755 Feb 2019
Chinese Culture Gala 24,418 23-24 Feb 2019
CityU Model United Nations Conference 2019 12,200 16-17 Feb 2019
Drama Gathering 10,078 Dec 2018 - Apr 2019
Festival of Ethnic Minorities in China 9,038 Mar 2019
Festivals Around the Globe 33,000 Jan 2019
Global Festival Night 95,000 23 Nov 2019
Global Village 19,255 1 Mar 2019
Indonesian Night: JOGJA 35,000 Feb 2019
Pakistan Night 14,500 23 Mar 2019
Project Ethnic Minority Empowerment (PEME) 23,400 Jan - Mar 2019

List of Funded Projects in the Previous Years

Funded Projects in 2016/17

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 TitleAmount (HK$)Project Period (Proposed)
1st International Orientation Camp 201713,0001-3 Sep 2017
Mid-Autumn Festival with in-bound exchange students6,75022 Sep 2017
Global Festival Day89,50026 Oct 2017
Diwali Night 201716,50031 Oct 2017
Happy Integration Through Tennis12,500Oct 2017-Feb 2018
Hall Hackathon Competition5,330 27-28 Jan 2018
Indonesian Night 2018: DEVATA 31,250 7 Feb 2018

Round 2

Project TitleAmount (HK$)Project Period (Proposed)
Art Fair 2018 - The Enchanted Cottage 17,180.50 22-23 Jan 2018
Calligraphantasy 7,570 Feb-Mar 2018
Celebrate CNY with in-bound exchange students 10,878 7 Feb 2018
Chinese Culture Festival 14,912.50 26-27 Feb 2018
CityU Model United Nations Conference 16,350 3-4 Feb 2018
Drama Gathering 9,125 Feb-Apr 2018
Happy Integration Through Tennis (HIT) Sem B 8,872 Jan-Apr 2018
Japanese Day 22,700 2 Feb 2018
Korean Night 2018 19,550 26 Mar 2018
Language Salon 4800 Jan-Apr 2018
Minority Culture Festival 2018 11,701 24 Mar 2018
Project Ethnic Minority Empowerment 2018 19,450 Mar 2018
Refugee Run 3,960 17 Mar 2018
Spring Banquet 20,418 3 Feb 2018
Taiwanese Night 19,700 28 Mar 2018
The Canada Day 2018: The Vibe of Maples 10,000 19 Mar 2018
US Day 26,000 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 TitleAmount (HK$)Project Period (Proposed)
Calligraphantasy: Connecting People, Connecting Cultures16,800 1 Nov 2016- Jun 2017
City University Diwali Night 2016 20,000 29-Oct-16
CityU Exchanges Fair 2016 39,500 6-Oct-16
Connecting Through Tennis 11,144 1 Oct 2016 - 8 April 2017
Dream of Chinese Dragon--- Enjoy Chinese Traditional Culture and Regional Cuisines 6,600 9-Nov-16
Global Festival Night <2016> 63,500 2-Nov-16
Indonesia: Unity in Diversity 25,000 Sem B
The Festival of Sacrifice- 2016 18,000 5-Oct-16

Round 2

Project TitleAmount (HK$)Project Period (Proposed)
Art Fair 2017- Voyage Around the World12,421.0023-24 Jan 2017
Chinese New Year Party11,000.0017-Jan-17
CityU Model United Nation Conference 201724,85026-27 Feb 2017
Color China14,150.00Early Mar 2017
Drama Gathering12,150.0031 Oct 2016- 25 Mar 2017
EM Cultural NightTBC10-Feb-17
Japanese Night20,000.00Late Feb 2017
Minority Culture Festival13,450.0024-Mar-17
Project EM Empowerment23,350Jan-Mar 2017
Spring Banquet21,250.0018-Feb-17
Taiwanese Night22,000.00TBC

Round 3

Project TitleAmount (HK$)Project Period (Proposed)
Building Up Friendship through Ice-skating 16,200 Feb 2017 to Jun 2017
CityU Music Contest 2017: Tuna Taka Wewe 21,200 2 Mar 2017
Cricket Fun Day 201725,268 27 Feb 2017
Tour De Hong Kong 5,490 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 TitleAmount (HK$)Project Period (Proposed)
Calligraphantasy: Essence of the Past, Fantasy for the Future 7,010 Nov 2015 - May 2016
CityU Diwali 17,000 13-Nov-15
CityU International Students' Culture Hub 94,900 Nov 2015 - Jun 2016
Cooking Mama 61,000 Feb - Mar 2016
Global Festival Night 63,000 5-Nov-15
Model United Nations of CityU 16,900 19 - 26 Feb 2016
Project Globe 23,300 Nov 2015 - Feb 2016
Singapore Night 29,548 3-Nov-15
Sweeties' Workshop 24,000 Nov 2015 - Apr 2016
The Festival of Sacrifice 18,350 8-Oct-15
Wellness Plus 21,800 Nov 2015 - Jun 2016

Round 2

Project TitleAmount (HK$)Project Period (Proposed)
Colour China 12,100 18-19 Feb 2016
DanSing U 13,950 11 Mar 2016
Home Visit 1,600 Jan 2016
Indonesian Night Market 20,000 15 Apr 2016
Lantern Festival 17,300 22 Feb 2016
Malaysian Night 23,834 18 Mar 2016
New Year Party 2016 13,200 Feb 2016
Project EM Empowerment 2,000 Mar – Apr 2016
Springlicious 15,240.5 26 Feb 2016
Taiwanese Night 19,620 22 Mar 2016
Weekly Sports 1,500 Jan - May 2016