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Theme-based Research Scheme 2019/20 (Ninth Round) Funding Results

Theme / Project Title Participating
UGC-funded
Universities#
Approved Budget*
(HK$ million)
Funding from the RGC*
(HK$ million)
Theme 1: Promoting Good Health
Control of Influenza: Individual and Population Immunity
CUHK, HKU

55.555

50.000
Fighting Disease Recurrence and Promoting Tissue Repair after Liver Transplantation: Translating Basic Discoveries to Clinical Excellence
CUHK, HKU

50.000

45.000

Theme 2: Developing a Sustainable Environment

A Paradigm-shifting, Fully-integrated, Compact Wastewater-to-resource Facility (WWRF)
CityU, CUHK, HKU, HKUST, PolyU

35.555

30.000

SureFire: Smart Urban Resilience and Firefighting
HKU, PolyU

33.333

30.000

Theme 4: Advancing Emerging Research and Innovations Important to Hong Kong

Research and Development of Artificial Intelligence in Extraction and Identification of Spoken Language Biomarkers for Screening and Monitoring of Neurocognitive Disorders
CUHK, HKUST, PolyU
50.000
45.000
Total

224.443

200.000

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CityU: City University of Hong Kong
CUHK: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
HKU: The University of Hong Kong
HKUST: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
PolyU: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
* Inclusive of indirect costs / on costs. The RGC's funding allocation for TRS increased from $180 million in the 2018 /19 exercise to $200 million in the 2019/20 exercise. The remaining $24 million of the approved budget will be matched by the universities concerned.