The European Commission (EC) and the Research Grants Council (RGC) have launched a collaborative scheme to foster European-Hong Kong collaboration in academic research and to support participation of researchers in UGC-funded institutions in joint research projects under the framework of Horizon 2020.
The per-project ceiling of RGC’s research project grant and exchange grants are HK$3 million and HK$0.5 million respectively.
Hong Kong applicants applying for RGC's funding under this Scheme must be partners in a successful proposal submitted in response to the 2016-2017 Horizon 2020 call issued on 14 October 2015. Detailed information of the Scheme is available at the RGC website: http://www.ugc.edu.hk/eng/rgc/funding_opport/ec_rgc_cs.html
CityU Internal Deadline for 2nd round in 2017-18: 4 January 2018
[Interested colleagues are requested to forward RO: 1. The EC/RGC Collaborative Scheme Application Form; 2. Summary of proposal approved by EC (signed by the Project Coordinator of the Horizon 2020 project); 3. EU’s official notification of the Horizon 2020 proposal being funded and 4. CityU Endorsement Form to ROSE@cityu.edu.hk.]
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