Manchester-Chinese University of Hong Kong joint research funds

The University of Manchester and the Chinese University of Hong Kong have a long-running strategic partnership.

Set up in 2015, our joint pump-priming fund supports research collaboration and has enabled many academics to forge strong relationships.

Building on the success of this initiative, the two universities have developed a new Strategic Research Fund. This fund supports larger projects in areas of strategic fit for both institutions that will foster high-level collaboration.

Projects must align with one of the following areas of mutual research strengths: China studies; translational biomedicine; and environment and sustainability.

The Strategic Research Fund is now open for applications.

Download the guidelines and application form.

For more information contact:

University of Manchester

Joanne Jacobs, International Relations
Email: joanne.jacobs@manchester.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)161 306 1716

CUHK

Olivia Kwok, Office of Academic Links
Email: oliviakwok@cuhk.edu.hk
Tel: +852 3943 1315

Previous grants awarded

2019 

UoM Lead

CUHK Lead

Faculty (UoM) School (UoM) Title of Research Project
Prof Lu Jian Ren Prof Xia Jiang Faculty of Science and Engineering School of Natural Sciences Cell-specific delivery of designed amphiphilic peptides for anticancer treatment
Dr Yao Bo  Prof Cai Zhenguang Garry  Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health School of Biological Sciences The embodiment of language syntax in the brain
Prof Martin Gallagher Prof Chan Man Nin Faculty of Science and Engineering School of Natural Sciences Quantifying our ability to detect airborne pollens in Hong Kong

2018 

UoM Lead

CUHK Lead

Faculty (UoM) School (UoM) Title of Research Project
Prof Kostas Kostarelos Prof Zhang Li  Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health School of Health Sciences Magnetic Swarming Microrobots for Image Guided Therapy
Prof. Patrick Cai  Prof. Chan Ting Fung  Faculty of Science and Engineering School of Natural Sciences Collaborative Effort to Engineer Synthetic Yeast Genome for Producing Biobutanol
Dr Li Jiashen Prof Bian Liming  Faculty of Science and Engineering School of Natural Sciences Hierarchical Metal Bisphosphonate Nanoparticles Delivery System for Bone Cancer

 2017

UoM Lead

CUHK Lead

Faculty (UoM) School (UoM) Title of Research Project
Dr Masoud Babaei
Prof Chung Tsz Shun Eric Faculty of Science and Engineering School of Engineering Multiscale Modelling of Geothermal Energy Recovery from Fractured Porous Systems
Dr Zsolt Zador  Prof Poon Wai Sang   Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health School of Health Sciences Improving Outcome Predictions in Neurosurgery Using Unstructured Admission CT Data
Dr Gareth Clay Prof Lai Yuk Fo Derrick Faculty of Humanities School of Environment, Education and Development Characterising 'Blue Carbon' Dynamics in Subtropical Mangroves

2016 

UoM Lead

CUHK Lead

Faculty (UoM) School (UoM) Title of Research Project
Prof Cecilia Wong Prof Mee Kam Ng Faculty of Humanities School of Environment, Education and Development Future Cities Planning for Sustainable Urban Neighbour-hood Change
Prof Giulio Di Toro Prof Hongfeng Yang Faculty of Science and Engineering School of Natural Sciences Seismicity Induced by Under-ground Injection and Extraction of Natural Gas
Dr Goran Nenadic Dr Yuk Lun Alexander Lau Faculty of Science and Engineering School of Engineering Text Mining for Integrative Medicine Research in Neurological Disorders