Call for applications: Strategic Partnership Award for Research Collaboration (Deadline: 30 November 2021)

The Strategic Partnership Award for Research Collaboration (SPARC) is now inviting applications.

As part of the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s global engagement effort, a special funding scheme, Strategic Partnership Award for Research Collaboration (SPARC), has been established to build joint research programmes with some of the University’s key partners. The aim of SPARC is to seed new collaborative research programmes in the University’s strategic research areas which will be impactful and can be sustained through external funding sources for the next phase of their development.

The current round of the Award supports collaborative research projects with selected key partners primarily in the four strategic research areas identified in the University’s Strategic Plan (CUHK 2025), which are China: Tradition and Modernity; Innovative Biomedicine; Information and Automation Technology; and Environment and Sustainability. Projects which do not fall within the four areas may also be considered.

The selected partners for the current round of application include:

  • The University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • The University of Chicago, USA
  • The University of Queensland, Australia
  • University College London, UK
  • University of California, San Diego, USA
  • University of Toronto, Canada
  • Utrecht University, the Netherlands
  • Others (with justifications)

While the current round of application will focus on the list of selected partners listed above, strong applications to work with other top-tier institutions will also be considered should funding be available.

An award of up to HK$150,000 will be provided to each selected application. For further information, please refer to the webpage. The application deadline is Tuesday, 30 November 2021.

For enquiries, please contact Ms. Olivia Kwok, Office of Academic Links, on 3943-1315 or at

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