Manchester-Chinese University of Hong Kong joint research funds

The University of Manchester and the Chinese University of Hong Kong have a fast growing strategic partnership.

Set up in 2015, our joint pump-priming fund facilitates research collaboration and enables academics to forge strong relationships.

Building on the success of this initiative, the two universities have developed a new Strategic Research Fund in 2020. This fund supports larger projects in areas of strategic fit for both institutions that will foster high-level collaboration.

There are currently no open calls.

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

2020

UoM LeadCUHK LeadFaculty (UoM)School (UoM)Title of research project
Dr Leela Biant Prof Shu Hang Patrick Yung Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health School of Biological Sciences Defining the cellular content of human hoffa fat pad in health and disease
Prof Patrick Cai  Prof Ting Fung Philos Chan  Faculty of Science and Engineering School of Natural Sciences Rhizobium genome refactoring for climate-smart agriculture
Prof Cecilia Wong Prof Mee Kam Ng Faculty of Humanities School of Environment, Education and Development Smart and sustainable planning: towards an integrated spatial approach

2019

UoM LeadCUHK LeadFaculty (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 LeadCUHK LeadFaculty (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 LeadCUHK LeadFaculty (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 LeadCUHK LeadFaculty (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 neighbourhood change
Prof Giulio Di Toro Prof Hongfeng Yang Faculty of Science and Engineering School of Natural Sciences Seismicity induced by underground 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