01/09/2016

EU-Hong Kong Research Collaboration Scheme

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  • ORGANISATION NAME
    Research Grants Council Hong Kong
  • ORGANISATION COUNTRY
    Hong Kong
  • FUNDING TYPE
    Funding
  • DEADLINE DESCRIPTION
    End of July
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Formal sciences
    Humanities
    Natural sciences
    Professions and applied sciences
    Social sciences
  • CAREER STAGE
    First Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)
    Recognised Researcher (R2) (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent)
    Established Researcher (R3) (Researchers who have developed a level of independence)
    Leading Researcher (R4) (Researchers leading their research area or field)

Outline

On 20 November 2015, the RGC Hong Kong launched the invitation for applications under the EC-RGC collaboration scheme for research and innovation 2016/17. The collaboration scheme aims to foster EU-Hong Kong collaboration in academic research and to support the participation of researchers in institutions funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC) in Hong Kong in joint research projects conducted under Horizon 2020. The RGC will reserve an annual budget of around HK$9 million (or 1 million euro) for the 2016/17 exercise. Hong Kong partners in a successful proposal submitted in response to the 2016-17 Horizon 2020 call can apply. The call covers both basic and applied research projects through "research project proposals" in science disciplines (viz biology and medicine, engineering and physical sciences) and "exchange proposals" in all disciplines. Applications should include a summary of the proposal submitted to the EC and research work undertaken by the Hong Kong team, to be signed by the coordinator of the Horizon 2020 project and the EC's official notification of the proposals being funded.

Eligibility

Hong Kong based researchers and research organizations

What is funded

The per-project ceiling of RGC's research project grants and exchange grants are HK$3 million and HK$0.5 million (or (both excluding on-costs) respectively.

Duration

The project duration should normally be not more than 5 years.

Disclaimer:

The responsibility for the funding offers published on this website, including the funding description, lies entirely with the publishing institutions. The application is handled uniquely by the employer, who is also fully responsible for the recruitment and selection processes.