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Hong Kong and Macau Research Bodies Urged to Bid for Central Government Funding

Hong Kong and Macau-based research establishments, as well as universities / colleges, have been urged to fully take advantage of the funding opportunities offered by the central government’s Science and Technology Programme. The call came as part of a recent announcement by the Ministry of Science and Technology, which specified the options available and the relevant application procedures:

  • Hong Kong or Macau-based higher education institutions and research establishments may competitively tender for funding to undertake any project within the remit of the Science and Technology Programme
  • These Hong Kong and Macau institutions, in association with an appropriate mainland-based partner, may also take the lead or play a more subsidiary role in any application to undertake a Science and Technology Programme approved project. They may additionally apply for funding for any related scientific research activities conducted in either Hong Kong or Macau
  • An approved list of the Hong Kong / Macau establishments eligible to apply for funding under the terms of the Science and Technology Programme will be announced following comprehensive consultation with the Technology Co-operation Committees overseeing mainland-Hong Kong and mainland-Macau joint undertakings

For further details (in Chinese), please visit the following link:

Notice of the Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Finance on Issuing Several Provisions on Encouraging Institutes of Higher Learning and Research Institutions in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Macau Special Administrative Region to Take Part in the Organisation and Implementation of the Central Government Science and Technology Programme (Special Projects, Funds, etc) (for Trial Implementation)

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