The Faculty receives financial support for research activities from various sources in different forms. There are different research grants, conference grants, and fellowships offered by the University and other funding agencies, as well as donations made by professional and industrial bodies and individual benefactors. The Faculty has continued to achieve outstanding results in various external competitive grants including General Research Grants (GRF) exercise of the Research Grants Council and Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) of the Food and Health Bureau, having secured over HK$535 million in 2019.
Areas of Excellence Scheme (AoE)
Theme-based Research Scheme (TRS)
Strategic Topics Grant (STG)
Collaborative Research Fund (CRF)
Research Impact Fund (RIF)
General Research Fund (GRF) & Early Career Scheme (ECS)
Clinical Research Fellowship Scheme
National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)/Research Grants Council (RGC) Joint Research Scheme
RGC Research Fellow Scheme (RFS) &
RGC Senior Research Fellow Scheme (SRFS)
RGC Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme (PDFS)
Innovation and Technology Support Programme (ITSP)
Partnership Research Programme (PRP)
Formerly University-Industry Collaboration Programme (UICP)
Midstream Research Programme for Universities (MRP)
Guangdong – Hong Kong Technology Cooperation Funding Scheme (TCFS)
Mainland - Hong Kong Joint Funding Scheme (MHKJFS)
Launched in April 2019
In 2020, the LKS Faculty of Medicine established the “HKUMed Research Fellowship Scheme for Clinical Academics” to provide opportunities for clinical academic staff to be relieved of all teaching, clinical and administrative duties to conduct full-time research at the Faculty for a period of six months to one year. One award will be made each year.
The Clinical Research Fellowship Scheme was launched in 2020 to encourage Hospital Authority (HA) doctors to take part in research work at their early career stage and encourage a research culture within the clinical setting. It provides opportunities for HA doctors to engage in a basic science or clinical research project for a period of six months to one year under an attachment programme at the School of Clinical Medicine.