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Grant Applications / Others Deadline Internal/External
ITF-Innovation and Technology Support Programme (ITSP)
Tier 2
Tier 3
20 September 2018  CityU Internal
APAS Projects funded by ITF 20 September 2018  CityU Internal
RGC Theme-based Research Scheme (TRS) 21 September 2018  CityU Internal
Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program 8 October 2018 CityU Internal
Fulbright - RGC HK Senior Research Scholar Program 22 October 2018 CityU Internal
General Research Fund (GRF) / Early Career Schemes (ECS) 22 October 2018 CityU Internal
Research Fellowship Scheme Applications - Health and Medical Research Fund 2 November 2018 CityU Internal
JSPS Invitational Fellowships for Research in Japan 2018    
Start-up Grant for New Faculty (Applicant Eligibility updated August 2017) Open all year round
ITF - Better Living (FBL) Open all year round
ITF - University-Industry Collaboration Programme (UICP) 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
Public Policy Research (PPR) Funding Scheme Open all year round
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Important Internal Reminders on Guidelines/ Prodecures 
Guidelines and Announcements
Research Assessment Exercise 2020 (RAE 2020)
GRF/ECS Results of 2018-2019
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
ITC Cash Rebate Scheme for Company Sponsors of ITF and Contract Research Projects
Highlights of RGC Guidelines on GRF and ECS Projects  (July 2017)
RGC Guidelines on Outsourcing of Research Work (Jan 2012)
Research Support Staff Salary Scales

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