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CUHK-University of Manchester Research Fund – Seed-corn Fund

(For CUHK and UoM faculty)

Deadline: 17:00 GMT, 26 April 2019, Friday

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and The University of Manchester (UoM) share a common vision to expand the frontiers of knowledge and contribute to the betterment of societies. To capitalise on the research strengths of both world-class universities and to create greater impact, a joint CUHK-UoM Research Fund was established in 2015–16 to build and strengthen research collaboration between the two universities. Twelve projects have been supported thus far.

In recognition of the success achieved, the joint research fund has developed into a second phase with two tracks.

The Seed-corn Fund is intended for researchers at CUHK and UoM to undertake short-term exchange visits to jointly define new research questions or to consolidate existing links. It allows for initial groundwork including meetings, team building, and in some instances paper writing or pilot studies. All subject areas will be accepted and proposals related to the following fields are encouraged: Cancer, Neuroscience, Energy and Climate Change, Future Cities, Advanced Materials, and Global Inequalities. The Seed-corn Fund will support up to three projects in 2019 with a maximum award of £10,000 per project.


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



Last updated on March 2020