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Researchers@Library: Research Funding

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Funding Resources for PolyU Researchers

Most researchers need financial support in doing their research. In Hong Kong, the Research Grants Council (RGC), under the umbrella of University Grants Committee (UGC), is responsible for the allocation of funding for academic research projects undertaken by academic staff of all UGC-funded institutions.

  • Top 3 Funding Bodies to PolyU Researchers:
  • Research Grants Council (RGC)
  • The University (most grants also come from RGC)
  • (Data collected from Scopus; timespan = 2015.01-2017.03)

In PolyU, the Research Office (RO) provides sources of funding for application. Researchers may refer to the available applications and guidelines at the following website:

Application for Grants/Fellowships/Awards  (from RO)

Other Funding Resources in Hong Kong and Worldwide