Nine research projects receive funding from Research Grants Council


Hong Kong Shue Yan University (HKSYU) has been successful in obtaining HK$10.04 million in funding for nine research projects under the Research Grants Council (RGC)’s 2019/2020 Competitive Research Funding Schemes (CRFS) for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector.

Professor CHAN Ching, Selina, Associate Academic Vice President (University Research), said that among the nine successful research proposals (see tables below), six are funded under the Faculty Development Scheme (FDS), two are under the Inter-Institutional Development Scheme (IIDS) and one is under the Institutional Development Scheme (IDS) Collaborative Research Grant.

Within our University, the success rates of IIDS and IDS are both 50%. Of the 21 applications for FDS, six were successful with success rate close to 30%.

Among the six FDS proposals, four are in the “Humanities and Social Sciences” subject area, while the other two are in the “Biology & Medicine” subject area.

Professor CHAN believes that these successful research projects can further enhance the research culture in the University.

To further encourage more academic staff to conduct pure and applied research, the Research Office will organize a series of seminars for staff in the current academic year; and there will also be workshops on the application procedures of the CRFS.


Source: September Issue 2019

Bookmark and Share