Research Grants and Contracts Office - City University of Hong Kong



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Grant Applications / Others Deadline Internal/External
RGC grant proposal writing Webinar1
Research Grant Matching Scheme (RMGS) Summary Sheet 
RGC Research Fellow Scheme (RFS) and RGC Senior Research Fellow Scheme (SRFS) 15 November 2022CityU Internal
Japan Foundation Grants / Fellowship Programs 2023-2024 16 November 2022CityU Internal
Professional Services Advancement Support Scheme (PASS) 23 November 2022CityU Internal
Croucher Advanced Study Institutes (ASI) 23 November 2022CityU Internal
Applied Research Grants (ARG) and
Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Grant (SIRG)
28 November 2022CityU Internal
HADCL Online Health Data Exploration Workshop and Collaboration Projects 2023 15 December 2022External
National Key Technologies R&D Programme
- Batch 1 (for all Directions except Direction 1.4)15 December 2022CityU Internal
- Batch 1 (for Direction 1.4)5 April 2023CityU Internal
- Batch 221 December 2022CityU Internal
The "Hong Kong Scholars Program" Mainland -Hong Kong Joint Postdoctoral Fellows Program
香江學者計劃 — 內地與香港聯合培養博士後人員計劃
23 December 2022External
ITF - ITSP Guangdong-Hong Kong Technology Cooperation Funding Scheme (TCFS) 3 January 2023CityU Internal
Research Fellowship Scheme - Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) 9 January 2023CityU Internal
Start-up Grant for New Faculty (updated November 2020) Open all year round
ITF - Better Living (FBL) Open all year round
ITF - Public Sector Trial Scheme Open all year round
ITF - General Support Programme (GSP) Open all year round
ITF - HKRITA R&D Projects Open all year round
ITF - NAMI R&D Projects Open all year round
ITF - Partnership Research Programme (PRP) Open all year round
Chinese Medicine Development Fund – Industry Support Programme Open all year round
Construction Innovation and Technology Fund (CITF) Open all year round
BICI HK Collaborative Research Program (自主課題) Open all year round
Public Policy Research (PPR) Funding Scheme Open all year round
Smart Traffic Fund (STF) Open all year round
Hospital Authority Self-Service Data Platform Open all year round
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ERIC Quick User Guide for PIs
ERIC Quick User Guide for Heads/Deans
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Important Internal Reminders on Guidelines/ Prodecures 
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Guidelines and Announcements
Research Assessment Exercise 2020 (RAE 2020)
GRF/ECS Results of 2022-2023
List of Ongoing Research Projects with Chemical Safety Clearance
RGC Code of Conduct (for reference by RGC grants Applicants and project PIs)
HRO Guidelines on Appointment of Research Support Staff
Endorsement Form for External Grant / Contract Research Applications  
Grading Structure for Research Support Staff

About Us

The Research Grants & Contracts Office is a central unit, led by the Office of the Vice-President Research & Technology, providing administrative support for the University's research activities. The Office is responsible for:
 1. providing support for research policy formulation and strategic planning;
 2. providing support services for the administration of internal and external research grants schemes, including funding allocation, monitoring research progress and expenditures, and evaluation of results;
 3. acting as a focal point for internal research information dissemination and external liaison;
 4. developing and maintaining a central database for research activities;
 5. supporting services for University Research Centre funding allocation and progress monitoring;
 6. co-ordinating major RGC grant applications: e.g. Areas of Excellence (AoE), Theme-based Research Scheme (TRS), Research Impact Fund (RIF);
 7. compilation of submissions for the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE);
 8. compilation of reports to the UGC and RGC on the University's research activities;
 9. providing secretarial support to the University's Research Committee and other Working Groups