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

(For CUHK and UoM faculty)

Deadline: 15:00 HKT, 25 October 2021, Monday

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 universities and to create greater impact, a Seed-corn Fund scheme and a Strategic Research Fund scheme were established to build and strengthen research collaboration between the two universities. A list of the projects supported in previous calls can be found on the webpage.

The current call invites applications for the Seed-corn Fund. The overall aim of the fund is to seed partnership development between the two universities by providing initial support for high-quality research collaborations that include Early Career Researchers (ECRs). Funding is available for researchers at both universities to develop new partnerships that will lead to long-term collaborative research projects that can access external funding sources for the next phase of their research.

The fund is open for proposals across all research areas.


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 September 2021