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Funding and Award Opportunities

Research Grants


Internal Research Grants

With a view to providing support for colleagues to build up their strength in research, the University offers different kinds of Internal Research Grants to support academic colleagues' research, including:

  • Departmental General Research Fund (DGRF)
  • University Matching Fund
  • Joint Supervision Scheme with the Chinese Mainland, Taiwan and Macao Universities
  • Postdoc Matching Fund Scheme
  • Centrally Funded Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme (for Current Postdoctoral Fellows)
  • Project of Strategic Importance
  • Large Equipment Fund

External Research Grants

The RIO will also issue a monthly call for applications listing out the research funding schemes with deadlines falling into the next three months to draw academic colleagues' attention to research funding opportunities.

Academic colleagues are advised to look out for invitations to submit applications from various external funding sources throughout the year.


For more details, please access Section II of the Handbook for Projects and Grants.

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