Collaborative Research Fund (CRF) 2020/21 and One-off CRF Covid-19 and Novel Infectious Diseases Research Exercises (One-off CRF exercise) Funding Results

CRF 2020/21 Collaborative Research Project Grant (CRPG) Proposals

Proposal No. Proposal Title Coordinating
University
/Collaborating
University(ies)
Duration
(Months)
Amount Awarded
(HK$)
(exclusive of on-costs)
C1006-20WF A universal solid/liquid-based framework for efficient water energy harvesting CityU / CUHK, HKUST, HKU
36
4,800,000
C4002-20WF Vacuole Dynamics, Biogenesis and Functions in Plants CUHK / PolyU, HKUST
36
6,400,000
C4023-20GF Deploying Geospatial Big Data and Real-time Mobile Sensing to Assess the Health Impacts of Individual Exposure to Green/blue Spaces, Light at Night, Air Pollution, and Noise (GLAN) CUHK / PolyU
36
5,600,000
C5018-20GF Development of next-generation key technologies for smart buildings PolyU / CityU
36
5,840,000
C5031-20GF Durable and high-performance zinc-air flow batteries for energy storage PolyU / HKUST, HKU
36
4,200,000
C6006-20GF Engineering a safer urban forest under extreme storms HKUST / CityU, HKU
36
6,263,998
C6009-20GF New phases of quantum matter in engineered atomic systems HKUST / CUHK, HKU
36
5,440,050
C6011-20GF Development of High-Performance and Long-Life Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cells HKUST
36
6,400,000
C6012-20GF Harnessing the "Fog" of Ambient RF Waves HKUST / CityU
36
5,600,000
C6014-20WF New Aggregation-Induced Emission Systems: Solving the Existing Problems in Bioimaging and Developing New Biological Applications HKUST / CityU, CUHK, HKU
36
6,400,000
C6016-20GF The study of the crossover between polycrystalline and amorphous solids by colloidal and metallic systems HKUST / CUHK
36
4,836,790
C6017-20GF Dark Matter and the Universe HKUST / HKU
36
5,488,980
C7003-20GF Integrative Chemical Biology Approaches to Investigate the Biological Process of Bacterial Pseudaminic Acid HKU / CityU
36
4,550,000
C7005-20GF Development of DNA-encoded glycan constructs as multivalent influenza hemagglutinin inhibitors towards novel anti-influenza therapy HKU
36
4,900,000
C7009-20GF Structure and molecular mechanisms of the eukaryotic replisome HKU / HKUST
36
5,759,951
C7018-20GF Controlling the moisture – towards stable and efficient flexible perovskite solar cells HKU / PolyU
36
3,353,000
C7026-20GF Investigating protein homeostasis during neuronal development and aging through cell-specific proteomics and interactomics HKU
36
3,826,270
C7033-20GF Deciphering the Physiological Functions and Regulation of the Endogenous CRISPR-Cas System for Biotechnological and Therapeutic Exploitations: Type I-F as a Paradigm HKU / CityU
36
4,495,103
C7035-20GF Low-dimensional perovskite materials for efficient and stable light emitting diodes: Materials, devices and fundamental understanding HKU / CityU, CUHK, HKUST
36
4,899,300
C7038-20GF Towards a comprehensive understanding of the performance of offshore wind turbine systems in complex environments HKU / PolyU
36
3,202,864
C7047-20GF Optimizing Total Factor Sustainability of Tall Residential Buildings through Innovative Modular Integrated Construction HKU / PolyU, HKUST
36
5,250,000


CRF 2020/21 Collaborative Research Equipment Grant (CREG) Proposals

Proposal No. Proposal Title Coordinating
University
/Collaborating
University(ies)
Duration
(Months)
Amount Awarded
(HK$)
(exclusive of on-costs)
C4012-20EF Hong Kong’s Window on the Universe: Building a Pioneering Submillimetre Astronomical Camera CUHK / HKU
36
3,100,000
C4015-20EF Earth BioGenome Project: Hong Kong CUHK / CityU, HKBU, LU, EdUHK, PolyU, HKUST, HKU
36
3,250,000
C4028-20EF An integrated measurement system for quantum information and quantum materials research under extreme conditions CUHK / CityU, CUHK, HKUST, HKU
36
4,465,000
C5045-20EF A super-resolution fluorescence microscopy platform for live-cell and animal-tissue imaging PolyU / CityU, HKBU, CUHK
36
3,577,125
C6002-20EF A High-accuracy Wafer Polisher and Bonders for Heterogeneous Integration HKUST / CUHK, PolyU, HKU
36
6,250,000
C6008-20EF A multifunctional correlative imaging and spectroscopy system for cross-disciplinary research at HKUST HKUST / HKU
36
3,761,500
C6022-20EF The Indium-Rich Metal Jet: A Bright Dual Wavelength X-ray Source for S-XRD and SAXS HKUST
36
8,090,067
C7034-20EF Mass cytometry, a multiplexed single-cell technology for chemical biology and precision medicine HKU / HKBU, PolyU
36
6,000,000


One-off CRF exercise Group Research Proposals

Proposal No. Proposal Title Coordinating
University
/Collaborating
University(ies)
Duration
(Months)
Amount Awarded
(HK$)
(exclusive of on-costs)
C1105-20GF Reducing transmission of novel coronavirus and other infectious diseases using food waste-derived medical textiles via electrospinning for healthcare apparel and personal protective equipment CityU / PolyU, HKUST, HKU
36
5,487,015
C1115-20GF Hong Kong Insolvency and Restructuring Law and Policy in Times of COVID-19 and Beyond CityU / HKU
36
3,114,629
C1134-20GF A novel vaccination strategy: using a microrobot platform for DNA vaccine delivery and antigen presentation CityU / CUHK, HKU
36
6,185,362
C1143-20GF Resilient PPE Supply Chains for Hong Kong Health Systems: Current and Post Covid-19 Pandemic CityU / CUHK
36
4,172,126
C2103-20GF Investigating entry and infection of the primary cilia and central nervous system by SARS-CoV-2 HKBU
36
2,468,238
C4139-20GF Assessment and implementation of non-pharmaceutical interventions to avoid COVID-19 resurgences: Accounting for human mobility, contacts and behavioral change using both big and small data CUHK
18
3,512,631
C4158-20GF (Mis)communication, Trust, and Information Environments : A Comparative Study of the COVID-19 “Infodemics” in Four Chinese Societies CUHK / CityU, HKBU
24
3,067,301
C5108-20GF Effective Ventilation Strategies for Mitigating Infection Risks in Hospitals PolyU / CityU, HKU
36
4,429,517
C5110-20GF Multi-level synergistic COVID-19 point-of-care diagnostics based on upconversion luminescence biosensing platform PolyU / CityU, HKU
36
8,408,102
C6103-20GF Mitigation Strategies and Operations in Confronting Novel Infectious Disease HKUST / CUHK
24
3,902,764
C6107-20GF Large-scale Population Screening of Pooled Viral Nucleic Acid Samples Using Concurrent Isothermal Amplification and Electrochemical Detection for Novel Infectious Diseases on a Disposable Chip HKUST / CUHK
36
5,727,246
C7105-20GF Leveraging Mobility and Digital Trace Big Data to Model COVID-19 Risk and Socio-Economic Recovery HKU
24
4,533,112
C7123-20GF Superspreading of COVID-19: epidemiology and control HKU / PolyU
36
8,978,751
C7129-20GF Impact of mask-use and social distancing during COVID-19 and NID pandemic on face and facial expression recognition HKU / CityU, EdUHK
12^
1,150,822
C7139-20GF Comparison of paediatric and adult responses to coronavirus infection – a molecular, cellular and tissue study HKU
36
5,586,748
C7142-20GF Mechanism of inflammasome activation by SARS-CoV-2 HKU / CUHK
36
8,431,247
C7144-20GF Role of pangolins in the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses in humans HKU / EdUHK, HKUST
30
5,786,306
C7145-20GF Replication-defective SARS-CoV-2 mutant vaccines with abnormal codon usages HKU / CUHK
36
6,983,473
C7147-20GF Development of glycopeptide-based anti SARS-CoV-2 vaccines HKU / CityU
36
5,956,743
C7149-20GF Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Hong Kong children and support to families during crisis HKU / CUHK
36
6,933,591
C7151-20GF Suicide Prevention during COVID-19 HKU / CityU
30
2,992,917
C7154-20GF A multinational big data Covid-19 Epidemiological Study on post-infection Outcomes (ACESO) HKU / CityU, CUHK
36
9,691,060
C7156-20GF Mechanism of immune control against COVID-19 HKU
36
8,629,578
C7162-20GF Hong Kong RECAP: A Systematic Response Strategy for Novel Infectious Disease Pandemic HKU / CityU
24
3,952,247
C7165-20GF Airborne virus harvesting, detection and diagnostics inspired by origin of life HKU
36
7,582,057
C7174-20GF Super Reality for Hands-on Online Education HKU / CityU
24
6,849,390
C8105-20GF Protecting older people from loneliness during the coronavirus (Covid-19) and other novel infectious disease pandemic EdUHK / CityU, HKU
24
5,487,015

^ supported for one-year seed money and exploratory funding