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CUHK-University of Manchester Research Fund

(For CUHK and UoM faculty)

Deadline: 17:00 GMT, 12 March 2018, Monday

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and the University of Manchester (UoM) are leading research universities which have expanded the frontiers of knowledge and contributed to the betterment of societies. To capitalise on the research strengths of both universities and to create greater impact of research, a joint CUHK-UoM Research Fund is established to build and strengthen research collaboration between the two universities.

The purpose of the fund is to enable academic staff at both institutions to undertake short-term exchange visits to deepen and extend collaborative research links, and to jointly define new research questions, with a view to enabling collaborators to subsequently make joint proposals to external funding agencies for the next phase of their research.

The priority areas are Cancer, Neuroscience, Energy and Climate Change, Future Cities, Advanced Materials, and Global Inequalities. Other areas where there is mutual interest from researchers may also be considered.


Programme Guidelines and Forms

Applicants can access the programme guidelines, application form, endorsement form and completion report form from the following links:



Any queries should be directed to:

CUHK Coordinator: Olivia Kwok, Office of Academic Links

e: oliviakwok@cuhk.edu.hk, t: +852 3943 1315

UoM Coordinator: Joanne Jacobs, Senior International Officer

e: joanne.jacobs@manchester.ac.uk, t: +44 (0)161 306 1716


Past Awarded Projects

CUHK Faculty UoM Faculty Area; Title of Research
2017 – 18
Prof. Bian Liming, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering Dr. Jiashen Li, School of Materials Advanced Materials; Cancer;

Hierarchical Metal Bisphosphonate Nanoparticles Delivery System for Bone Cancer

Prof. Chan Ting Fung, School of Life Sciences Prof. Patrick Cai, Manchester Institute of Biotechnology Energy & Climate Change;

‘Collaborative Effort to Engineer Synthetic Yeast Genome for Producing Biobutanol

Prof. Zhang Li, Dept. of Mechanical & Automation Engineering Prof. Kostas Kostarelos, Faculty of Medical & Human Sciences Advanced Materials; Cancer; Micro- & Nanorobotics;

Magnetic Swarming Microrobots for Image Guided Therapy

2016 – 17
Prof. Chung Tsz Shun Eric, Department of Mathematics Dr. Masoud Babaei, School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science Energy & Climate Change;

Multiscale Modelling of Geothermal Energy Recovery from Fractured Porous Systems

Prof. Lai Yuk Fo Derrick, Department of Geography and Resource Management Dr. Gareth Clay, School of Environment, Education and Development Energy & Climate Change;

Characterising ‘Blue Carbon’ Dynamics in Subtropical Mangroves

Prof. Poon Wai Sang, Department of Surgery Dr. Zsolt Zador, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health Neuroscience;

Improving Outcome Predictions in Neurosurgery Using Unstructured Admission CT Data

2015 – 16
Prof. Lau Yuk Lun Alexander, Hong Kong Institute of Integrative Medicine; Dept. of Medicine and Therapeutics Dr. Goran Nenadic, School of Computer Science Neuroscience;

Text Mining for Integrative Medicine Research in Neurological Disorders

Prof. Ng Mee Kam, Dept. of Geography and Resource Management Prof. Cecilia Wong, School of Environment, Education and Development Future Cities;

Planning for Sustainable Urban Neighbourhood Change

Prof. Yang Hongfeng, Earth System Science Programme Prof. Giulio Di Toro, School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences Energy & Climate Change;

Seismicity Induced by Underground Injection and Extraction of Natural Gas


Last updated on 15 January 2018