Congratulations! In August 2010, RGC
signed an agreement with the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)to mark the launch of a new joint research
scheme which strengthens cooperation in the fields of science and innovation,
and promotes scientific research and technological exchanges between the
researchers in the Netherlands and Hong Kong. The Scheme offers travel grants to
support scholarly collaboration between individual Hong Kong and Dutch
researchers as well as workshop grants to sponsor workshops held in Hong Kong and the
In the same month, RGC established another joint research scheme with the Spanish National
Research Council, (CSIC) which promotes research collaboration between Hong Kong
and Spain by providing resarchers in the two places with two-year travel grants.
Applications for research grants under the
two new schemes are now called for and the deadline for application is 30 November
2010. Hong Kong applicants please refer to the respective call circulars on the RGC’s
website /eng/rgc for the application form and in preparing their
proposals and CVs. They should also check with the Research Offices of the respective
institutions for internal deadline.