Student-Initiated Projects (2020-2021) Special Edition

Objectives

In view of the pandemic, a special edition of Student-initiated Projects (SIP) is rolled out for 2020-2021 Semester A and now calls for proposals. This special edition will focus on supporting virtual events and production of videos that promote intercultural understanding and global perspective. This will give you the flexibility to showcase your cultural identity wherever you are, as far as it advocates SIP’s objectives.

Eligibility

Any full-time student pursuing a CityU degree may be a proposer. Team submission will be encouraged, yet individual submissions are also welcome.

Funding Support

The maximum amount of sponsorship for each project is HK$100,000. The amount of funding shall be decided on a case-by-case basis by the Assessment Panel.

Student Organiser Manual

Please read through the Student Organiser Manual for information.

Proposals and Deadline

Application should be sent to sip2013@cityu.edu.hk by the designate deadlines. Incomplete application will not be considered. A complete submission should include:

  • Scanned proposal with endorsement in PDF format
  • The same proposal in an editable Word file
  • (Optional) supporting documents (e.g. quotations)

Timeline
Round 1
  • Application Deadline: 30 Oct 2020
  • Selection and announcement of results: during the week of 13 Nov 2020
  • Remarks: Supporting virtual events and production of videos which advocate SIP’s objectives
  • Round 2
  • Application Deadline: 12 Mar 2021
  • Selection and announcement of results: during the week of 19 Mar 2021
  • Remarks: Supporting virtual events and production of videos which advocate SIP’s objectives
  • Note:
    1. All projects have to be implemented by 27 Apr 2021 (for projects approved in Round 1) and 7 Jun 2021 (for projects approved in Round 2).

    2. The amount of sponsorship shall be decided on a case-by-case basis by the Assessment Panel.

    3. Late or retrospective applications will not be considered.

    4. To support sustainability, wastage of materials and resources, e.g. printed matters, unrecyclable items, souvenirs, etc., should be avoided.

    5. Please categorize your budget items according to the guidelines.

    Assessment Panel

    An Assessment Panel with members appointed by the Vice-President (Development and External Relations) will review the proposals.

    Selection Criteria

    • The project proposals are assessed according to three criteria –
      (i) integration (the extent to which the project is effective in promoting integration and cultural exchange between local and non-local students);
      (ii) creativity (the extent to which the project is interesting, creative and appealing to students); and
      (iii) content (the extent to which the content of the project is intellectual and inspiring with a global perspective).
    • The University cannot use government funding to support commercial, political and religious activities. Representation of commercial, political and religious stances at SIP events is inappropriate and should be avoided.
    • There shall not be any discriminatory, vulgar, gambling, offensive and sexually explicit elements involved.

    Post-project Matters

    Projects successfully granted with SIP funding will be required to submit the following items to Global Engagement Office (GEO) sip2013@cityu.edu.hk within one month upon completion of the approved project. Student organisers should also complete a survey online conducted by GEO. Reimbursements will NOT be processed until all required documents are received.

    • A final report (Official Template)
    • A reimbursement form (Official Template)
    • A set of categorized receipts in original copy
    • A list of organisers, helpers and participants (supported with screenshots of participants for virtual events) (Official Template)
    • A summary clip (with a duration of 30-60 seconds, and the URL of the original video, if applicable)

    • Notes:
      1. Original receipts should show the following information clearly to meet the University requirements on application for reimbursement.
      • Name of purchase item(s)
      • Date of purchase
      • Total amount and currency
      • Company name OR company stamp

      2. Receipts related to hospitality, such as food and beverage, will NOT be processed unless a participant list stating the participants’ full names and Student IDs is provided.

      3. GEO will check the reimbursement details and pass on to the Finance Office (FO) for funding arrangement. You may expect to receive the reimbursement from FO around 2 months after the reimbursement documents are confirmed to be correct and complete.

      4. SIP student organisers are also required to complete an organiser survey online conducted by GEO. In addition, an SIP participant survey will be conducted centrally by GEO to assess the effectiveness of the project in integrating students.

    Enquiries

    Contact the Global Engagement Office (GEO) at sip2013@cityu.edu.hk if you have any questions. You are also welcome to schedule a meeting with us.

    Funded Projects in 2020/21

    Round 1

    Project Title
    A Glimpse of our Culture
    Easy Korean Lesson!
    Global food tour
    HK & Singapore: Same but different
    Korean classics alive in Hong Kong
    Moments beyond the borders
    Silk Road: A Melting Pot of Cultures
    Traditional Food Introduction

    List of Funded Projects in the Previous Years

    Funded Projects in 2019/20

    Funded Projects in 2019/20

    29 project proposals were received and reviewed by the Assessment Panel. 27 projects will be funded and they are listed alphabetically as follows.

    Round 1

    Project TitleProject Period (Proposed)
    Calligraphantasy: Connecting People, Connecting CulturesSep 2019 - Jan 2020
    Cricket Open Day7 Feb 2020
    Crosstalk and Sketch Show1 Mar 2020
    Diwali Night 20192 Nov 2019
    Double Wicket Cricket Tournament17 Nov 2019
    Exchange Student Sharing Session 2019-20204, 5, 11 Nov 2019
    Global Festival Night22/23 Nov 2019
    Hall Hackathon Competition - CityHack15-16 Feb 2020
    Hanfu Promotion SchemeSep 2019 - Mar 2020
    Hiking on Dragon’s Back21 Sep 2019
    Indonesian Night 2020: FLORES12 Feb 2020
    Pakistan Night21 Mar 2020
    Scottish festival: St Andrews Ceilidh30 Nov 2019
    South African Cultural Fair 20194 Sep 2019

    Round 2

    Project TitleProject Period (Proposed)
    1st Thai Night2 Apr 2020
    CityU Global E-sport CompetitionSem B, 2019/20
    Culture Bridge across Asia22 Feb 2020
    Drama Gathering 2-3 May 2020
    Early Scholars’ Symposium for DAMTC13 Jun 2020
    Indian Dance WorkshopFeb - Mar 2020
    Korean Night 2020Sem B, 2019/20
    Model United Nations Conference 202022-23 Feb 2020
    Playback Theater Jan - May 2020
    Taiwanese Night 202030 Mar 2020
    Tea Night5 Apr 2020
    Youth Companion ProjectJan - Mar 2020
    Funded Projects in 2018/19

    Funded Projects in 2018/19

    27 project proposals were received and reviewed by the Assessment Panel in the three rounds of applications. 23 projects will be supported by the funds and they are listed alphabetically as follows.

    Round 1

    Project TitleProject Period (Proposed)
    Calligraphantasy: Connecting People, Connecting CulturesSem A & B, 2018/19
    CityU Exchange Fair 201819 Oct 2018
    Cultural Diwali Night 201810 Nov 2018
    Culture Salad Eve19 Jan 2019
    Hall Hackathon Competition - CityHack26-27 Jan 2019
    South African Culture Fair 20188 Aug 2018

    Round 2

    Project TitleProject Period (Proposed)
    2019 Korean Night: Korea, Yesterday and Today14 Feb 2019
    Chinese Culture Gala23-24 Feb 2019
    CityU Model United Nations Conference 201916-17 Feb 2019
    Drama GatheringDec 2018 - Apr 2019
    Festivals Around the GlobeJan 2019
    Festival of Ethnic Minorities in ChinaMar 2019
    Global Festival Night23 Nov 2018
    Global Village28 Feb 2019
    Indonesian Night: JOGJA23 Feb 2019
    Pakistan Night30 Mar 2019
    Project Ethnic Minority Empowerment (PEME)13 Mar 2019
    "You Story, My Story, Our Story": Embracing Diversity Through Playback Theatre18 May 2019

    Round 3

    Project TitleProject Period (Proposed)
    College of Business New Year Party 201928 Jan 2019
    Exchange Sharing SessionsMar - Apr 2019
    Insights from Insiders16 Apr 2019
    Taiwanese Night 20191 Apr 2019
    Funded Projects in 2017/18

    Funded Projects in 2017/18

    33 project proposals were received and reviewed by the Assessment Panel in the two rounds of applications. 24 projects will be supported by the funds and they are listed alphabetically as follows.

    Round 1

    Project TitleProject Period (Proposed)
    Mid-Autumn Festival with in-bound exchange students22 Sep 2017
    Global Festival Day26 Oct 2017
    Diwali Night 201731 Oct 2017
    Happy Integration Through TennisOct 2017 - Feb 2018
    Hall Hackathon Competition27-28 Jan 2018
    Indonesian Night 2018: DEVATA7 Feb 2018

    Round 2

    Project TitleProject Period (Proposed)
    Art Fair 2018 - The Enchanted Cottage22-23 Jan 2018
    CalligraphantasyFeb - Mar 2018
    Celebrate CNY with in-bound exchange students7 Feb 2018
    Chinese Culture Festival26-27 Feb 2018
    CityU Model United Nations Conference3-4 Feb 2018
    Drama GatheringFeb - Apr 2018
    Happy Integration Through Tennis (HIT) Sem BJan - Apr 2018
    Japanese Day2 Feb 2018
    Korean Night 201826 Mar 2018
    Language SalonJan - Apr 2018
    Minority Culture Festival 201824 Mar 2018
    Project Ethnic Minority Empowerment 2018Mar 2018
    Refugee Run17 Mar 2018
    Spring Banquet3 Feb 2018
    Taiwanese Night28 Mar 2018
    The Canada Day 2018: The Vibe of Maples19 Mar 2018
    US Day22 Nov 2017
    Funded Projects in 2016/17

    Funded Projects in 2016/17

    33 project proposals were received and reviewed by the Assessment Panel in three rounds of applications. 23 projects will be supported by the funds and they are listed alphabetically as follows.

    Round 1

    Project TitleProject Period (Proposed)
    Calligraphantasy: Connecting People, Connecting CulturesNov 2016 - Jun 2017
    City University Diwali Night 201629 Oct 2016
    CityU Exchanges Fair 20166 Oct 2016
    Connecting Through Tennis1 Oct 2016 - 8 April 2017
    Dream of Chinese Dragon - Enjoy Chinese Traditional Culture and Regional Cuisines9 Nov 2016
    Global Festival Night <2016>2 Nov 2016
    Indonesia: Unity in DiversitySem B, 2016/17
    The Festival of Sacrifice 20165 Oct 2016

    Round 2

    Project TitleProject Period (Proposed)
    Art Fair 2017- Voyage Around the World23-24 Jan 2017
    Chinese New Year Party17 Jan 2017
    CityU Model United Nation Conference 201726-27 Feb 2017
    Color ChinaEarly Mar 2017
    Drama Gathering31 Oct 2016 - 25 Mar 2017
    EM Cultural Night10 Feb 2017
    Japanese NightLate Feb 2017
    Minority Culture Festival24 Mar 2017
    Project EM EmpowermentJan - Mar 2017
    Spring Banquet18 Feb 2017
    Taiwanese NightTBC

    Round 3

    Project TitleProject Period (Proposed)
    Building Up Friendship through Ice-skatingFeb - Jun 2017
    CityU Music Contest 2017: Tuna Taka Wewe2 Mar 2017
    Cricket Fun Day 201727 Feb 2017
    Tour De Hong Kong4 Mar 2017
    Funded Projects in 2015/16

    Funded Projects in 2015/16

    A total of 25 proposals were received and reviewed by the Assessment Panel in the two rounds of applications in the 2015/16 academic year. Finally, 11 student-initiated projects in the first round and 11 student-initiated projects in the second round were awarded University Grants Committee (UGC) and CityU funds. The 22 funded student-initiated projects, listed alphabetically, are:

    Round 1

    Project TitleProject Period (Proposed)
    Calligraphantasy: Essence of the Past, Fantasy for the FutureNov 2015 - May 2016
    CityU Diwali13 Nov 2015
    CityU International Students' Culture HubNov 2015 - Jun 2016
    Cooking MamaFeb - Mar 2016
    Global Festival Night5 Nov 2015
    Model United Nations of CityU19-26 Feb 2016
    Project GlobeNov 2015 - Feb 2016
    Singapore Night3 Nov 2015
    Sweeties' WorkshopNov 2015 - Apr 2016
    The Festival of Sacrifice8 Oct 2015
    Wellness PlusNov 2015 - Jun 2016

    Round 2

    Project TitleProject Period (Proposed)
    Colour China18-19 Feb 2016
    DanSing U11 Mar 2016
    Home VisitJan 2016
    Indonesian Night Market15 Apr 2016
    Lantern Festival22 Feb 2016
    Malaysian Night18 Mar 2016
    New Year Party 2016Feb 2016
    Project EM EmpowermentMar - Apr 2016
    Springlicious26 Feb 2016
    Taiwanese Night22 Mar 2016
    Weekly SportsJan - May 2016