Research Grants and Contracts Office - City University of Hong Kong

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What's New

Grant Applications / Others Deadline Internal/External
RGC grant proposal writing Webinar1
Research Grant Matching Scheme (RMGS) Summary Sheet 
NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme / Collaborative Research Scheme 19 January 2023CityU Internal
RGC Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme (HSSPFS) 20 January 2023CityU Internal
Collaborative Research Fund (CRF)

- Collaborative Research Equipment Grant (CREG) and Collaborative Research Project Grant (CRPG)
- Young Collaborative Research Grant (YCRG)


16 February 2023

12 February 2023


CityU Internal
Healthy Longevity Catalyst Awards (Hong Kong) 5pm, 20 February 2023CityU Internal
Professional Services Advancement Support Scheme (PASS) 21 February 2023CityU Internal
RGC Research Impact Fund (RIF) 21 February 2023CityU Internal
National Natural Science Foundation of China Research Grants (via SRI)
国家自然科学基金委员会资助项目
28 February 2023CityU Internal
Green Tech Fund (GTF) 7 March 2023CityU Internal
NSFC – Excellent Young Scientists Fund (Hong Kong and Macao) (via CityU)
國家自然科學基金優秀青年科學基金項目 (港澳)
9 March 2023CityU Internal
NSFC – Young Scientists Fund (via CityU)
国家自然科学基金青年科学基金项目
9 March 2023CityU Internal
Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) 13 March 2023CityU Internal
National Key Technologies R&D Programme
國家重點研發計劃
- Batch 1 (for Direction 1.4)5 April 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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Animal Ethical Review
Human Ethical Review
ERIC Quick User Guide for PIs
ERIC Quick User Guide for Heads/Deans
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User Guide for login iThenticate
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Important Internal Reminders on Guidelines/ Prodecures 
ERIC Quick User Guide for Heads/Deans
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

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