The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has successfully awarded a total grant of HK$195 million from the General Research Fund (GRF) and Early Career Scheme (ECS) for 227 projects in the 2022/23 exercise. PolyU ranked third in terms of the number of awarded projects and amount among the eight UGC-funded universities this year.
In the 2022/23 General Research Fund, PolyU has 209 projects funded with a total amount of HK$182 million. Notably, among the subject discipline of engineering, PolyU received the most significant funding amount with HK$87 million for 88 projects, accounting for 30% of the total funding within this panel, which is also the best performer.
|Panel / Subject Discipline||Number of Funded Projects||Awarded Amount (HK$)|
|Biology & Medicine Total||23||25,700,000|
|Business Studies Total
|Humanities, Social Sciences Total||32||26,738,000
|Physical Sciences Total
|(Source: General Research Fund 2022/23)|
For the 2022/23 Early Career Scheme, PolyU has awarded HK$12.9 million for 18 projects, of which 8 projects are from the Engineering discipline; 4 projects are from the Physical Sciences; 3 projects belong to the Business Studies; 2 projects are in Humanities, Social Sciences; and 1 project is in Biology & Medicine.
Professor Christopher CHAO, Vice President (Research and Innovation) of PolyU, said, “PolyU takes pride in our researchers that have demonstrated a wide range of high-quality research. We are encouraged by these achievements and delighted to have such excellent results to support our colleagues to further their research endeavours.”
About GRF & ECS
Under the Research Grants Council, the General Research Fund (GRF) aims to supplement universities’ research support to researchers who have achieved or have the potential to achieve excellence. The Early Career Scheme (ECS), introduced in 2012/13, is intended to nurture junior academics. The assessment criteria include the scientific and scholarly merit of the proposal, originality, potential for social, cultural or economic application, and more.