Research Impact Support and Enhancement Fund (“RISE Fund")

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The University Grants Committee (UGC) has announced that a new competitive research funding scheme called the Research Impact Fund would be launched in early 2018 on a pilot basis to encourage more impactful research and foster more collaborative efforts with stakeholders beyond academia. A total of $150 million, representing $50 million in each year in the 2016/17-2018/19 triennium, would be available in the first call for proposal.


To better prepare HKBU faculty members and their research impact projects to successfully apply for this competitive UGC fund, the Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO) would launch a new funding scheme called Research Impact Support and Enhancement Fund (“RISE Fund”). The aims of the RISE Fund are:


  1. To support project investigators in the process of developing far-reaching and significant research impact; and
  2. To enhance the reach and significance of the existing impact.


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For application, you will need to read or fill in the following documents:

  1. RISE Fund Application Guidelines
  2. RISE Fund Rubrics
  3. RISE Fund Application Form
  4. RISE Fund Declaration of Eligibility Form
  5. RISE Fund Cooperative Agreement Template (must be signed in duplicate)

Click here to download the documents;

Click here to apply for the RISE Fund.

For enquiries, please feel free to contact Dr Mike Ng at 34118074 ( or Ms Anna Chan at 34118003 (