Call for Proposals - Teaching Development Grant (TDG) / Teaching Start-Up Grant (TSG) 2018/19

Dear Colleagues,

The University Grants Committee (UGC) has been allocating the Teaching Development and related grants (TDG) to local institutions since two decades ago, to encourage institutions to adopt innovative approaches in teaching, to improve the learning environment for students and to promote professional development of teaching staff. In addition, the Teaching Start-Up Grant (TSG) has been made available since 2012 especially for new faculties joining the University. Projects funded by the Grants are required and expected to produce outputs on demonstrated and direct teaching and learning benefits. Equally important are the projects’ emphasis in support of the implementation of Discovery and Innovation-enriched Professional Curriculum, as well as the studies in advanced good teaching methods in specific disciplines.

In order to facilitate project investigators to maximize the positive impact and contributions to CityU's teaching and learning environment, the TDG and TSG are now calling for proposals for the Semester B 2018/19 exercise. 

The funding ceiling for TDG is HK$240,000 for each project. Projects involving overseas collaboration may request up to HK$270,000 for each project.

The funding ceiling for TSG is HK$120,000 for each project. Colleagues who have joined the University in Semester B 2016/17 (1 January 2017) and thereafter, and who have not been awarded a TSG, are eligible to apply.

With faculty's strong support and applications, the previous five calls for proposals awarded the bulk of grants of the 2016-19 Triennium. Limited budget would be available for the last call for proposals in late January 2019. 

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 Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies (SGS) followed by liaising with the Finance Office), in the form of studentship with condition that the concerned research students shall work full-time 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.

Please visit the EDGE website for application details. To apply, please use the appropriate TDG or TSG application forms to submit a brief proposal to <> on or before 28 February 2019. Application will be assessed by the Teaching Development Grants Approval Panel. Results will be announced by end of April 2019. Applicants with on-going TDG/TSG projects do not need to re-apply.

A briefing session is scheduled for 31 January 2019 (Thursday) at 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm (Room Y5-205 Yeung Kin Man Academic Building) to answer questions you may have about the Grants application. Interested parties please contact us at

Please feel free to contact us if further information/clarification is required: Ms Queenie Lee ( tel: 3442 9038), or Mr Raymond Chan ( tel: 3442 6740).

Office of Education Development and Gateway Education (EDGE)