Collaborative Research Fund (CRF) 2021/22 and Second Round One-off CRF Coronavirus Disease and Novel Infectious Diseases Research Exercise (Second CRF Covid-19 and NID Exercise) Funding Results

CRF 2021/22 Collaborative Research Project Grant (CRPG) Proposals

Proposal No. Proposal Title Coordinating
University
/Collaborating
University(ies)
Duration
(Months)
Amount Awarded
(HK$)
(exclusive of on-costs)
C1002-21GF Aqueous Zn-based batteries with ultimate safety and high energy density for large scale energy storage system
CityU / CUHK, HKUST
36
6,731,320
C1013-21GF Theoretical Study and Applications of Deep Neural Networks
CityU / HKBU, HKUST, HKU
12^
1,500,000
C1017-21GF Designing self-healing high-entropy alloys for advanced nuclear applications
CityU / PolyU
36
4,772,807
C1020-21GF Competing deformation mechanisms of complex alloys at thermomechanical extremes
CityU / PolyU
36
4,731,032
C1043-21GF Synthesized CCK-B Receptor Agonists to Alleviate Anterograde Amnesia in Animal Models
CityU / HKU
36
6,630,000
C1052-21GF Development of Novel Integrated Wireless Motor Drives for Cordless Joints of Robotics
CityU / PolyU, HKU
36
5,509,700
C2004-21GF User-Controlled Secure Data Sharing and Analytics with Blockchain and Trusted Computing Technologies
HKBU / CityU, PolyU, HKUST
36
6,734,880
C2011-21GF Mass spectrometry-based metabolomics for the investigation of biomarkers in Parkinson’s disease
HKBU / HKU
36
6,800,000
C4024-21GF A Predict-to-Prescribe Approach to Social Communication Treatment in Chinese Preschool Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
CUHK / HKU
36
7,974,224
C4032-21GF Dissecting the therapeutic mechanism of an effective combination treatment targeting neuromuscular junction degeneration and myosteatosis to combat sarcopenia
CUHK / HKU
36
4,772,807
C4034-21GF Small Data Learning for Alzheimer's Disease: From Digital Biomarker to Personalized Intervention
CUHK / HKU
36
8,230,720
C4044-21GF Multi-modal approaches to determine digital clinical phenotyping, novel proteomic biomarkers, and microbiota-host responses of REM sleep behavior disorder, a prodromal stage of alpha-synucleinopathy neurodegeneration, in a prospective family cohort
CUHK / HKUST, HKU
36
7,214,620
C4062-21GF Recurrent First Trimester Miscarriage: Genetic Etiology, Diagnosis and Prevention
CUHK / PolyU, HKU
48
8,021,650
C5044-21GF Development of high-resolution 3D scaffolds with biomimetic triply periodic minimal surface structure for bone tissue repair
PolyU / CityU, HKU
36
4,185,000
C5062-21GF Study of Carbon Sequestration in Hong Kong’s Vegetation: from Present to Future Prediction under Climate Change
PolyU / CUHK, HKU
36
4,949,639
C6012-21GF Development of a New Generation of Privileged Chiral Catalysts for Asymmetric Synthesis
HKUST / HKU
36
6,272,082
C6032-21GF Robust Infrastructure Planning for Sustainable Water Development in the Greater Bay Area under Demand Uncertainty and Climate Variability
HKUST
36
6,909,310
C6034-21GF Axon Regeneration-Mediated Functional Recovery by Regulating Intrinsic Mechanisms and Neuronal Activity
HKUST / CUHK
36
5,677,158
C7004-21GF Characterization of ancient lake basins on Mars using advanced topographic modelling and innovative spectroscopic techniques
HKU / CUHK, PolyU
36
4,621,350
C7012-21GF Transport and dynamics of correlated quantum matter
HKU / CityU, CUHK
36
8,160,000
C7021-21GF 3D/4D Bioprinting liver cancer immune microenvironment for precision oncology
HKU / CityU
12^
1,500,000
C7041-21GF Turning 2060 Carbon Neutrality into Reality: a cross-disciplinary study of air pollution and health co-benefits of climate change mitigation of the Guangdong-Hong Kong- Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA)
HKU / CUHK, HKUST
36
6,125,102
C7074-21GF Unveiling neural activities through spatiotemporally optimized multiphoton (STOMP) microscopy
HKU / CUHK, PolyU
36
7,883,046
C7075-21GF Functional Supramolecular and Metallosupramolecular Materials and Biomaterials – From Synthetic Challenges To Controlled Supramolecular Assembly, Functions and Application Studies
HKU / CityU
36
7,480,000
C7082-21GF Active fluid for enhanced thermal transport and energy harvesting
HKU / CUHK, HKUST
36
4,559,740


CRF 2021/22 Collaborative Research Equipment Grant (CREG) Proposals

Proposal No. Proposal Title Coordinating
University
/Collaborating
University(ies)
Duration
(Months)
Amount Awarded
(HK$)
(exclusive of on-costs)
C1015-21EF An ultrafast spectroscopy and super-resolution microscope facility for functional photonics and materials research
CityU / HKBU, CUHK, PolyU, HKUST, HKU
24
5,829,240
C4002-21EF The First Integrated State-of-the-Art Live Cell Imaging Platforms to Timely Promote Interdisciplinary and Advanced Life Sciences Research in Hong Kong and Beyond
CUHK / CityU, HKBU, PolyU, HKUST, HKU
36
10,000,000
C4050-21EF A sub-10-nm resolution electron-beam lithography system for cross-disciplinary nanomaterial and nanodevice research
CUHK / CityU, HKUST, HKU
36
9,750,000
C5036-21EF High performance deep learning clusters for big data analytics
PolyU / HKBU, CUHK
36
3,099,659
C5078-21EF An upright multiphoton microscope for intravital imaging and optogenetic studies
PolyU / CityU, HKBU, CUHK
36
3,910,000
C5081-21EF Advanced Fourier-transform Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectrometer for Molecular and Nano Functional Materials Research
PolyU / CityU, HKBU, CUHK
36
7,964,914
C6001-21EF In situ investigation of cellular ultrastructures and biological macromolecules using correlative light and electron microscopy and cryo-electron tomography
HKUST / HKU
36
4,500,000


Second CRF Covid-19 and NID Exercise Group Research Proposals

Proposal No. Proposal Title Coordinating
University
/Collaborating
University(ies)
Duration
(Months)
Amount Awarded
(HK$)
(exclusive of on-costs)
C4026-21GF Minimally Contiguous Intubation and Tracheostomy for Severe COVID-19 Patients with Teleoperated Endotracheal cum Percutaneous Dual Robotic Modules and Multi-Modality Guidance
CUHK / HKU
33
7,200,000
C4061-21GF Neuropsychiatric ‘long-COVID’ in adult patients
CUHK / HKU
12^
3,251,480
C4072-21GF High-precision and Privacy-preserving Indoor Social Contact Tracking Technologies for Infectious Disease Transmission Modeling and Control
CUHK
36
7,775,600
C5024-21GF Is the usual social distance sufficient to avoid airborne infection of expiratory droplets in indoor environments?
PolyU / HKUST
36
4,703,090
C5048-21GF The Effect of Distance Design Collaboration Necessitated by COVID-19 on Brain Synchronicity in Teams Compared to Co-Located Design Collaboration
PolyU / HKBU
36
2,453,450
C5079-21GF Spatiotemporal prediction and real-time early warning of COVID-19 onset risk
PolyU / HKU
36
6,964,000
C6020-21GF Alleviation of supply shortage and resource allocation inefficiencies during the pandemic: product standards, asymmetric information, and bargaining power
HKUST
36
7,964,700
C6036-21GF From Structural to Genomic Biology: A Multi-scale Approach Tightly Integrating Structural Biology and Novel Genomics Platform to Quantitatively Analyze the Transcription and its Regulation of SARS-CoV-2 Viral RNA Polymerase
CUHK / HKUST, HKU
36
8,000,000
C7042-21GF Organoid-based investigations of COVID-19: Assess infectivity of mutant viruses, Evaluate vaccine efficacy and Explore disease pathogenesis
HKU / HKBU, CUHK
36
6,571,080
C7055-21GF Effectiveness and Cost-effectiveness of Technology-enriched Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (teleCST) and Carer Support
HKU / CityU, CUHK
24
4,144,000
C7060-21GF Modeling severe COVID-19 in golden Syrian hamsters
HKU / PolyU
36
7,000,000
C7080-21GF Digital twin supported rapid deployable and reconfigurable healthcare facility module for infectious diseases response and treatment
CityU / CUHK, PolyU, HKU
36
8,000,000
C7086-21GF The educational, social and health impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on University graduates transitioning to the workforce in Hong Kong
HKU / CityU, CUHK
12^
1,510,190
C7101-21GF Neighbourhood factors and social integration of diverse Hong Kong families in the time of COVID-19: An extension of the Hong Kong Panel of Social Dynamics (HKSPPD) [HKPSSD-D]
HKU
12^
1,926,870
C7104-21GF A real-time monitoring and warning system for COVID-19 and influenza infection in building environment
HKU
36
6,508,880
C7105-21GF Spatial Exposure Notification
HKU
22
8,320,000

^ supported for one-year seed money and exploratory funding