The Croucher Innovation Awards

The Croucher Foundation has established a funding programme offering support to very talented young scientists from all countries who are committed to and capable of establishing independent research groups in Hong Kong.

The Croucher Innovation Awards are substantial awards of up to HK$5 million each for research expenses to be used over five years at the discretion of the recipient. It is designed to enable recipients to pursue their own scientific, intellectual and professional inclinations, to advance their expertise, to engage in bold new work, and to contribute to the development of education and research in Hong Kong.

The selection process will include a confidential assessment by a group of leading international experts working in the field of the candidate.


The Croucher Innovation Awards are open to scientists and scholars from all countries working in the natural sciences, technology and medicine. The applicants must have secured a tenure-track faculty position and should not have been in a tenure-track position for more than two years.  The applicants should have completed their doctorates with distinction less than six years ago.

Internal Deadline:  7 April 2017                             

Institutional Quota: 3

Submission of Applications:
 [Applications must be submitted electronically via the Croucher Foundation online application system at University's endorsement is required for each application.  Please submit the signed Institutional Endorsement Form to RO for internal shortlisting and institutional endorsement by the internal deadline.]

Enquiries: Ms Karen Wan (Tel: 34426266; email:

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