Funding and Fellowship

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 the annual General Research Grants exercise of the Research Grants Council, having secured HK$68 million in 2016/17.

Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF)
University Grants Committee (UGC) / Research Grants Council (RGC)

Areas of Excellence Scheme (AoE)

Collaborative Research Fund (CRF)

General Research Fund (GRF) and Early Career Scheme (ECS)

About the Schemes

Funded Projects

Internal/External Review

Clinical Research Fellowship Scheme

National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)/RGC Joint Research Scheme

Theme-based Research Scheme (TRS)

Dr Cheng Yu Tung Fellowships

In 1996, the Medical Faculty of The University of Hong Kong received a generous donation from Dr Cheng Yu Tung to establish the Dr Cheng Yu Tung Fellowships. The objective of this Fellowships is to support Fellows from Mainland China to undertake clinical attachment, health care management and clinical research training under the relevant Departments/Schools of the Medical Faculty.

The scheme was revamped in 2015 with a newly defined focus on clinical training. It aims to attract high calibre clinicians with the clear vision to strive for excellence and the determination to contribute to healthcare and clinical advancement in Mainland China. This scheme awards up to 34 Fellowships each year. Click here to learn more about the scheme.


Contact Details for Dr. Cheng Yu Tung Fellowships

  • Telephone no.: (852) 3917 6853
  • Fax no.: (852) 2818 4913
  • Email address:
  • Mailing address: 6/F, William M.W. Mong Block, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
G.B. Ong Visiting Fellowship

In 1982, friends and colleagues of Professor Tan Sri G.B. Ong donated a sum of over $700,000 to a fund established on the occasion of Professor Ong’s retirement from the Chair of Surgery at The University of Hong Kong. The income from the investment of this fund is used to finance the G.B. Ong Visiting Professorships and Fellowships in Surgery.


The G.B. Ong Visiting Fellowship in Surgery is open to both teachers in the Department of Surgery or medical graduates of The University of Hong Kong working in the field of surgery for the purpose of undertaking a period of study and/or overseas training; or surgeons from other medical centres to enable them to visit the Department of Surgery for the purpose of teaching, research or training.


Applications are welcome, and nominations will be made by the Head of the Department of Surgery and approved by the Board of the Faculty of Medicine. The duties of incoming visiting fellows will be delegated by the respective division chiefs and approved by the Head of the Department. The emoluments of the appointment, whether incoming or outgoing, may comprise any or all of a return air-fare, or a part thereof if a part is paid from other sources; assistance with the cost of accommodation; and a subsistence allowance.


Those interested in applying for the G.B. Ong Visiting Fellowship are welcome to write to the Head of Department, indicating your choice of specialty for attachment and the proposed period of visit, together with a curriculum vitae and reference support.