Research Grants and Contracts Office - City University of Hong Kong

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Grant & Awards Applications / Others Deadline Internal/External
RGC grant proposal writing Webinar1
Research Grant Matching Scheme (RMGS) Summary Sheet 
Royal Society Kan Tong Po Visiting Professorships 15:00 on 5 June 2024
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Germany/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme 6 June 2024CityU Internal
PROCORE-France/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme 13 June 2024CityU Internal
ITF – Mainland-Hong Kong Joint Funding Scheme (MHKJFS) 14 June 2024CityU Internal
Croucher Tak Wah Mak Innovation Awards 2 July 2024CityU Internal
National Key Technologies R&D Programme
- “政府間國際科技創新合作” 等重點專項
- “戰略性科技創新合作” 重點專項

9 July 2024

CityU Internal
National Social Science Funding- Special Research Project on The Protection And Transmission of Cultural Heritage
26 Jul 2024CityU Internal
Professional Services Advancement Support Scheme (PASS) 16 August 2024
Collaboration with the HKSI for applications to the Sports Science and Research Funding Scheme (SRFS) Refer to website
Start-up Grant for New Faculty (updated November 2020) Open all year round
ITF - Better Living (FBL) Open all year round
ITF - Public Sector Trial Scheme Open all year round
ITF - General Support Programme (GSP) Open all year round
ITF - HKRITA R&D Projects Open all year round
ITF - NAMI R&D Projects Open all year round
ITF - Partnership Research Programme (PRP) Open all year round
Chinese Medicine Development Fund – Industry Support Programme Open all year round
Construction Innovation and Technology Fund (CITF) Open all year round
BICI HK Collaborative Research Program (自主課題) Open all year round
Public Policy Research (PPR) Funding Scheme Open all year round
Smart Traffic Fund (STF) Open all year round
Hospital Authority Self-Service Data Platform Open all year round
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Guidelines and Announcements
GRF/ECS Results of 2023-2024
Submission of Research Output, 2022-2023
Research Assessment Exercise 2020 (RAE 2020)
Application Notes for SSF
List of Ongoing Research Projects with Chemical Safety Clearance
RGC Code of Conduct (for reference by RGC grants Applicants and project PIs)
HRO Guidelines on Appointment of Research Support Staff
Endorsement Form for External Grant / Contract Research Applications  
Grading Structure for Research Support Staff

About Us

The Research Grants & Contracts Office is a central unit, led by the Associate Vice-President (Research), providing administrative support for the University's research activities. The Office is responsible for:
 1. providing support for research policy formulation and strategic planning;
 2. providing support services for the administration of internal and external research grants schemes, including funding allocation, monitoring research progress and expenditures, and evaluation of results;
 3. acting as a focal point for internal research information dissemination and external liaison;
 4. developing and maintaining a central database for research activities;
 5. supporting services for University Research Centre funding allocation and progress monitoring;
 6. co-ordinating major RGC grant applications: e.g. Areas of Excellence (AoE), Theme-based Research Scheme (TRS), Research Impact Fund (RIF);
 7. compilation of submissions for the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE);
 8. compilation of reports to the UGC and RGC on the University's research activities;
 9. providing secretarial support to the University's Research Committee and other Working Groups