TSG - Teaching Start-Up Grant

Since Semester A 2012-13, a one-time award - Teaching Start-Up Grant (TSG) has been made available for full-time new academic staff who are Lecturer grade or above and have joined CityU within the past 24 months. It is to assist them in implementing creative teaching ideas as they start their careers at CityU.

TSG, as its TDG counterpart, is funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC) to support the development of learning and teaching initiatives. The UGC emphasizes that the Grant should integrate and complement institution-level initiatives and promote innovations to enhance the quality of teaching for the better provision of quality education to students.

Projects should produce outputs on demonstrated and direct teaching and learning benefits. Equally important are the projects’ emphasis in support of the incorporation of problem-based learning and research elements to equip students with the tools to find creative solutions to real-world problems.

In addition, the TDG Approval Panel agrees the use of the TDG budget for the deployment of research students in 2018-19 (initiated by the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) followed by liaising with the FO), in the form of studentship with condition that the concerned research students shall work on the TSG/ TDG projects. Regarding the recruitment of research students and studentship arrangements, please refer to the SGS's handbook and their home page for details.

Funding ceiling

The funding ceiling is HK$120,000 per project.
Maximum project duration: 18 months

Two Calls for Proposals each year:  August and January

All application MUST be submitted to Talent and Education Development Office (TED) <ted@cityu.edu.hk>. The Principal Investigator(s) should obtain approval for the proposal from respective unit heads before submission.

Event Date
Call for Proposals 1 September 2021
Application Deadline 30 September 2021
Announcement of Results End of November 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

Useful information before application:

Useful information/forms/templates for successful applicants:

TDGs/TSGs Projects Archive Area

Other relevant information/website