ORGANISATION NAMEResearch Grants Council Hong Kong
ORGANISATION COUNTRYHong Kong
DEADLINE DESCRIPTIONEnd of July
RESEARCH FIELDFormal sciencesHumanitiesNatural sciencesProfessions and applied sciencesSocial sciences
CAREER STAGEFirst 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)
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.
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.
The project duration should normally be not more than 5 years.
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.