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 demonstrable and direct teaching and learning benefits which support the implementation of the Discovery and Innovation-enriched Professional Curriculum, as well as advanced good teaching methods in specific disciplines. For details of DEC initiatives at CityU.

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 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 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.


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 EDGE <edge@cityu.edu.hk>. The Principal Investigator(s) should obtain approval for the proposal from respective unit heads before submission.]

Event Date
Call for Proposals 24 January 2019
Application Deadline 28 February 2019
Announcement of Results End of April 2019

Frequently Asked Questions


Useful information before application:

Useful information/forms/templates for successful applicants:

TDGs/TSGs Projects Archive Area

Other relevant information/website