Collaborative Research Fund (CRF) 2023/24 Funding Results

CRF 2023/24 Collaborative Research Project Grant (CRPG) Proposals

Proposal Ref. Proposal Title Coordinating
University
/
Collaborating
University(ies)
Duration
(Months)
Recommended
Amount
(HK$)
(exclusive of on-costs)
C1018-23GF Controllable activation of anticancer prodrugs in vivo CityU / HKUST, HKU 36 6,090,000
C1042-23GF Knowledge-Driven Digital Twin Networking for Autonomous Driving CityU / PolyU, HKUST 36 6,122,712
C1045-23GF CILo: Cellular Indoor Localization CityU / CUHK, HKUST 36 6,500,713
C1055-23GF Fundamental Understanding on Stability for Halide Perovskite Electronics: from Materials Design to Device Engineering CityU / CUHK, PolyU, HKUST 36 7,052,916
C4001-23GF Curved π-Conjugated Systems: from Synthesis to Devices CUHK / HKU 36 8,204,162
C4004-23GF Spatially resolved in operando temperature sensing in electrochemical devices by nanodiamond quantum sensors CUHK / CityU 36 6,054,634
C4008-23WF Targeting m6A modification to boost chemotherapy and immunotherapy efficacy in colorectal cancer CUHK / HKUST, HKU 36 7,600,000
C4014-23GF Molecular Mechanisms of Vacuole Biogenesis and Vacuole Fission in Plants CUHK / PolyU, HKUST 36 9,500,000
C4042-23GF Intelligent Surgical Robotic Assistant with Multimodal-AI Perception and Interaction CUHK / PolyU 36 7,778,633
C4050-23GF Investigating long-range many-body physics with ultracold dipolar gases in optical lattices CUHK / HKUST, HKU 36 6,759,707
C5004-23GF Towards future climate-resilient sea-crossing bridges via intelligent learning of long-term real monitoring data PolyU / CityU, HKUST, HKU 36 5,056,919
C5005-23WF High-resolution single-cell multi-omics: Joint profiling of multiple types of biomolecules in the same single cell PolyU / CUHK, HKUST 36 6,412,248
C5013-23GF Multi-sensor monitoring, geophysical interpretation and prediction of sea level rise in Hong Kong PolyU / CUHK, HKUST 36 6,567,108
C5016-23GF The roles of mechanically heterogeneous local niches within primary tumors in metastatic organotropism PolyU / CUHK, HKU 36 5,985,252
C5032-23GF Heterogeneity-aware Collaborative Edge AI Acceleration PolyU / HKUST, HKU 36 7,364,305
C5033-23GF Improving the health and stability of roadside trees in compact urban development through novel road systems and tree root “training” PolyU / HKBU, HKUST, HKU 36 5,407,780
C5044-23GF White Adipose Tissue (Fat) Dysfunction in Ageing and its Related Metabolic Diseases: New Insights and Therapeutic Potential PolyU / CUHK, HKU 36 8,166,029
C5052-23GF Towards Next-generation Artificial Auditory System with Brain-inspired Technologies PolyU / CUHK, HKUST, HKU 36 6,430,953
C5067-23GF Scalable Two-Dimensional Polymorphic Ferroelectrics Towards In-Memory Processing PolyU / CityU 36 4,100,714
C6015-23GF Toward Efficient and Private Serverless Machine Learning Inference on GPU Clouds HKUST / CityU 36 7,533,852
C6022-23GF Fine particulate matter composition, oxidative potential, and population health in Hong Kong HKUST / HKBU, CUHK, HKU 12^ 2,426,830
C6029-23GF Scour protection for offshore wind turbine by structuralized cementing technology HKUST / HKU 36 4,319,234
C6044-23GF Construction skill transfer learning for smooth worker-robot collaboration in dynamic and uncertain workplaces HKUST / CityU, PolyU 36 5,071,230
C6047-23GF High-Energy-Density All-Solid-State Lithium-Metal Batteries HKUST / PolyU, HKU 36 5,509,993
C6053-23GF Study of Topological and Strongly Correlated Materials HKUST 36 7,433,280
C7015-23GF A bioinformatics platform to decode causal effects of germline alterations in human cancers HKU / CUHK, HKUST 12^ 2,936,465
C7035-23GF Integrative structural and chemical biology approaches to investigate pre-replicative complex assembly and its applications in human diseases HKU / HKUST 36 8,190,772
C7046-23GF Integrating genetic, transcriptomic, and clinical studies for SLE to achieve personalized treatment of the disease based on predisposition, early manifestation, and molecular and cellular signatures HKU / CUHK 36 6,476,284
C7052-23GF Optogenetic Neuromodulation of Brain-wide Resting-state fMRI Networks and Functions HKU / HKBU, CUHK 36 6,892,140
C7074-23GF Medium Entropy Alloy (MEA)-based Cubic Shell Lattice Metamaterials for Lightweight, Impact Resistance Applications HKU / CityU, CUHK 12^ 2,551,979
C7075-23WF University graduates’ transitions to post-covid-19 workplaces: The impacts of the pandemic and adjusting to “new normal” work orders HKU / CityU, CUHK 24 3,913,430
C7096-23GF Programmable RNA Pseudouridylation for Premature Termination Codon Suppression as Gene Therapy for Cardiac Laminopathy HKU 12^ 2,661,362
C7098-23GF Early Childhood Development in Hong Kong: A Longitudinal Study HKU / CUHK 36 8,485,947
C7101-23WF Attention deficit hyperactive disorder Care in Children: Organized Research Data (ACCORD) Platform HKU / CUHK 36 8,168,164

^ supported for one-year seed money and exploratory funding


CRF 2023/24 Collaborative Research Equipment Grant (CREG) Proposals

Proposal Ref. Proposal Title Coordinating
University
/
Collaborating
University(ies)
Duration
(Months)
Recommended
Amount
(HK$)
(exclusive of on-costs)
C1013-23EF High spatiotemporal resolution scanning electron microscope facility for multimodal dynamic imaging in materials science and physics CityU / CUHK, HKU 36 10,000,000
C4049-23EF A Long-read and high throughput DNA sequencing platform for studying genomic landscapes and metagenomics involvement in human diseases CUHK / CityU, PolyU, HKUST, HKU 36 7,299,832
C7063-23EF Establishment of a high-speed fluorescence image-enabled cell sorter system for multidisciplinary life science research HKU / CUHK, HKUST 36 5,500,000


CRF 2023/24 Young Collaborative Research Grant (YCRG) Proposals

Proposal Ref. Proposal Title Coordinating
University
/
Collaborating
University(ies)
Duration
(Months)
Recommended
Amount
(HK$)
(exclusive of on-costs)
C1002-23Y Electrification and Decarbonization: Multi-port Wireless Dock and Charge for Waterborne Transportation CityU / PolyU, HKU 36 4,070,130
C1003-23Y Electrochemical Lithium Intercalation & Exfoliation for Mass Production of 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides and Their Application for Water Purification CityU / CUHK, PolyU, HKU 36 4,832,040
C2001-23Y Perovskite opto-ionics for in-sensor computing HKUST / HKU 36 4,860,237
C2003-23Y Federated Graph Management and Querying: Subgraphs, Keywords, and Privacy HKBU / PolyU 36 4,854,870
C2004-23Y Improved Metabolic Network Reconstruction and Metabolite Profiles Prediction using Complete and Strain-Resolved Microbial Genomes HKBU / CityU 36 4,494,061
C4001-23Y A Predictive Personalization Approach to Enhance Foreign Language Learning and Teaching CUHK / CityU, HKU, EdUHK 36 4,845,992
C4003-23Y Uncovering the Whole Spectrum of Genetic Variations Underlying Schizophrenia and its Prognosis: A Whole-genome Sequencing (WGS) Study and Prediction Modeling with Machine Learning Approaches CUHK / HKU 36 4,673,639
C4004-23Y Intercepting the Mitochondrial-to-Nuclear Communication for Treatment of Vascular Inflammation and Atherosclerosis CUHK / CityU, PolyU 36 3,661,367
C5001-23Y The Role of the Human Frontopolar Cortex in Complex Decision Making: Neural Network Modelling, Aging, and Enhancement PolyU / HKBU, CUHK 36 4,591,504
C5002-23Y Sensing in 6G Cellular Networks PolyU / HKU 36 4,843,318
C6001-23Y Living Active Protein Materials for Axon Regeneration HKUST / CUHK 36 4,801,812
C7001-23Y Accessing Molecular Complexity and Functionality from Active Methylene Compounds via Asymmetric Catalysis HKU / HKBU, CUHK, HKUST 36 4,024,624
C7002-23Y Development of non-nucleoside inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 RdRp-nsp7-nsp8 replication complex HKU 36 4,560,179
C7005-23Y Fundamental studies of organic mixed conductors for body-centric wearable applications HKU / CityU, HKUST 36 3,360,648