2013 Germany/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme

2013 Germany/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme

17/06/2013

The Research Grants Council (RGC) / the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The Research Grants Council (RGC) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invite applications for the Germany / Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme 2013/14 exercise. Launched in 1996, the Scheme aims to promote research collaboration between Hong Kong and Germany by providing researchers in the two places with one-year or two-year travel grants.As in the 2012/13 exercise, the Hong Kong Principal Investigators could use the RGC grants to support justified research visits of research postgraduate students to partner institutions, in order to enhance the students’ training and opportunities for overseas experience. The budget for the 2013/14 exercise is HK$1.2 million. The grant size for the travel grants is HK$45,000 per year for projects involving travel of research postgraduate student(s) and HK$30,000 per year for projects not involving students’ travel. Applications must be received by the RGC by 17 June 2013.

Applicants interested in applying for the Germany / Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme please note that parallel submissions of applications by the Hong Kong and the German applicants are required: Hong Kong applicants should submit their applications to the RGC through the Research Offices of respective institutions. Direct submission of applications to the RGC will not be accepted; and German applicants should submit their applications directly to the DAAD. Further details are available on the DAAD homepage under "DAAD PPP" at www.daad.de/hochschulen/kooperation/partnerschaft/ppp/05485.de.html#headline_0_9. Applications will be disqualified if the proposals are found to have exceeded the allowable page limits or excessive attachments.

The budget for the 2013/14 exercise is €0.12 million. The grant size for the travel grants is €4,500 per year for projects involving travel of research postgraduate student(s) and €3,000 per year for projects not involving students' travel.

http://www.ugc.edu.hk/eng/rgc/fund/ge_hk_jrs.htm

EnquiriesAll enquires should be directed to the Research Offices of respective institutions at the first instance. Their contact details are as follows:

Ms Cecilia S L Sun
Research Grants and Contracts Office
City University of Hong Kong
Kowloon Tong
Kowloon

Tel.: 3442 6832
Fax : 3442 0136
Email: rocsun@cityu.edu.hk

Ms Jade Fong
Graduate School
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong
Kowloon

Tel.: 3411 7940
Fax : 3411 5133
Email: jfong@hkbu.edu.hk

Miss Connie Lam
Office of Research and Staff Development
Lingnan University
8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun
New Territories

Tel.: 2616 7683
Fax : 2591 9618
Email: splam@LN.edu.hk

Miss Agatha Iu
Research Administration Office
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin
New Territories

Tel.: 2696 1666
Fax : 2603 7414
Email: agathaiu@cuhk.edu.hk

Miss Natalie Ng
Research and Development Office
The Hong Kong Institute of Education
10 Po Ling Road, Tai Po
New Territories
Tel.: 2948 8404
Fax : 2948 7697
Email: twng@ied.edu.hk
Miss Tina Yeung
Research Office
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom
Kowloon
Tel.: 3400 3637
Fax : 2355 7651
Email: rotina@inet.polyu.edu.hk
Mr Bmos Cheng
Office of Contract and Grant Administration
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay
Kowloon
Tel.: 2358 6923
Fax : 2358 1541
Email: ocbmos@ust.hk
Miss Rachel Lau
Research Services, Registry
The University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam Road
Hong Kong
Tel.: 2859 7085
Fax : 2803 0558
Email: kayanlau@hku.hk