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Theme-based Research Scheme 2018/19 (Eighth Round) Funding Results

Theme / Project Title Participating
UGC-funded University(ies)
Approved Budget *
($ million)
Funding from the RGC*
($ million)
Theme 1: Promoting Good Health
Potentiating Host Immunity for HIV-1 Functional Cure
CUHK, HKU

47.128

42.416
A Stem Cell Approach to Dissect the Molecular Basis of Neurodegenerative Diseases
CityU, CUHK, HKU, HKUST

37.973

31.165

Theme 2: Developing a Sustainable Environment

Sustainable Marine Infrastructure Enabled by the Innovative Use of Seawater Sea-Sand Concrete and Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composites
CityU, HKU, HKUST, PolyU

52.463

47.218

Theme 3: Enhancing Hong Kong's Strategic Position as a Regional and International Business Centre

Contributing to the Development of Hong Kong into a Global Fintech Hub
CityU, CUHK, HKU, HKUST
20.659
18.593

Theme 4: Advancing Emerging Research and Innovations Important to Hong Kong

Image-guided Automatic Robotic Surgery
CityU, CUHK, HKU
47.341
40.608
Total

205.564

180.000

* Inclusive of indirect / on-costs