Research Grants and Contracts Office - City University of Hong Kong



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Grant Applications / Others Deadline Internal/External
“新基石研究员项目”正式发布 New
Official Launch of “New Cornerstone Investigator Program”
Research Grant Matching Scheme (RMGS) Summary Sheet 
Research Grant Matching Scheme (RMGS) 
Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macau Science and Technology Project (Category C) (for Hong Kong Institutions)
19 May 2022
Professional Services Advancement Support Scheme (PASS) 23 May 2022
National Key Technologies R&D Programme
“循环经济关键技术与装备” 等 30 May 2022 CityU Internal
“大气与土壤、地下水污染综合治理”等 1 June 2022 CityU Internal
“典型脆弱生态系统保护与修复”等 17 June 2022 CityU Internal
10 June 2022 CityU Internal
“地球观测与导航”重点专项等 1 July 2022 CityU Internal
MOST COVID-19 Drug Development R&D Emergency Project
31 May 2022
National Key Technologies R&D Programme (for Hong Kong Institutions)
1 June 2022 CityU Internal
Shenzhen Science and Technology Anti-Epidemic Special Project
1 June 2022
Croucher Summer Courses 10 June 2022Cityu Internal
ITF – Mainland-Hong Kong Joint Funding Scheme (MHKJFS) 16 June 2022CityU Internal
Germany/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme 20 June 2022CityU Internal
Croucher Tak Wah Mak Innovation Awards
(Formerly Known as "Croucher Innovation Awards")
4 July 2022CityU Internal
PROCORE-France/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme 18 July 2022 CityU Internal
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
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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Animal Ethical Review
Human Ethical Review
ERIC Quick User Guide for PIs
ERIC Quick User Guide for Heads/Deans
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Important Internal Reminders on Guidelines/ Prodecures 
ERIC Quick User Guide for Heads/Deans
Guidelines and Announcements
Research Assessment Exercise 2020 (RAE 2020)
Annual Report to RGC on Research Activities 2019-2020
GRF/ECS Results of 2021-2022  
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  
ITC Cash Rebate Scheme (CRS) for Company Sponsors of ITF and Contract Research Projects
Highlights of RGC Guidelines on GRF and ECS Projects  (July 2017)
RGC Guidelines on Outsourcing of Research Work (Jan 2012)
Grading Structure for Research Support Staff

About Us

The Research Grants & Contracts Office is a central unit, led by the Office of the Vice-President Research & Technology, 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