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Recent Success in Funding

The Faculty has achieved remarkable success in securing external competitive research grants, totalling over HK$330 million since the 2022/23 academic year to date. This substantial funding has provided crucial support for a wide range of cutting-edge research projects, enabling scholars to delve into various scientific domains and push the boundaries of knowledge. Additionally, these grants have served as recognition for outstanding research achievements of individuals within our Faculty. Below, we have highlighted some of the notable grants that have contributed to the accomplishments.


Research Grants Council General Research Fund (GRF) and Early Career Scheme (ECS) 2022/23 and 2023/24


The most significant individual research funding sources support a total of 134 projects in 2022 and 2023.


Research Grants Council Strategic Topics Grant (STG) 2023/24


Collaborative Research Fund (CRF) 2022/23 and 2023/24


Theme-based Research Scheme (TRS) 2022/23



These three grants provide funding for large-scale collaborative research endeavours. In 2022 and 2023, a total of eight research projects led by our researchers were granted funding.

Research Grants Council Senior Research Fellow Scheme (SRFS) and Research Fellow Cheme (RFS) in 2022/23 and 2023/24


These prestigious schemes are designed for outstanding mid-career researchers at the Associate Professor rank and senior researchers at the full Professor rank, respectively. Five researchers were awarded grants under these schemes in 2022 and 2023.


Tencent's New Mega Research Grant Scheme New Cornerstone Investigator Program 2022 and 2023


Tencent established the Foundation in 2022 to provide long-term support for basic research spearheaded by leading scientists. We have two academics receiving funding through this programme during their employment at HKU.

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