What is KPF?
KPF is a CUHK funding scheme initiated with the UGC Recurrent Funding for Knowledge Transfer, co-supported by the SIE Fund starting from 2017. The scheme supports professors to initiate social innovation projects exemplifying the translation of academic knowledge into social impact. KPF emphasises partnership with external organisations and direct engagement with local communities, instead of one-way dissemination of knowledge.
- Publicity and media engagement support
- Partnership liaison
Check out successful cases
- Project Leader and Co-Leader(s) must be full-time CUHK staff on professoriate or research academic ranks. Other teaching staff will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- All CUHK staff, students and non-CUHK members may join as team members.
Up to HK$400,000 for 1-2 years
Creates social impact and immediate benefits to target beneficiaries
Leverages CUHK expertise and research outputs
Results in capacity-building for community and project partners
Will be sustainable after the KPF funding period
How to Apply?
- Study proposal guidelines
- Complete your proposal with our template
- Send BOTH hard and soft copies to ORKTS
**Due to the suspension of the mail room service, applicants for 2020-21 please submit the application to ORKTS office.
Address: Room 301, 3/F, Pi Ch’iu Building
Office hour: 9am to 4:45pm, Monday to Friday
Call for proposals
3 NOV 2020
16 DEC 2020
1 APR 2021
Which category does my project belong to?
We group projects under 7 main categories, but you are free to propose your own – we look forward to your new and innovative ideas!
- Culture & Heritage
Promoting and preserving local culture and heritage
- Good Health & Well-being*
Ensuring healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
- Gender Equality*
Achieving gender equality and empower all women and girls
- No Poverty*
Ending poverty in all its forms everywhere
- Quality Education*
Innovating means for education and learning
- Reduced Inequality*
Reducing inequality in Hong Kong irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status
- Sustainable Cities & Communities*
Making our city and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
* These categories correspond to the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations, learn more about the Goals here.
Why do I need a publicity plan?
From our past experience, other than having a strong cause, successful projects often have plans on recruiting participants or disseminating results to their target audience early on. We therefore strongly encourage you to come up with such plan, or to identify people or organisations that can help achieve your project’s desired outcomes earlier!
An example would be a well-established partnership with an organisation having access to your target beneficiaries. Another example would be engaging a team member with successful track record in disseminating project progress via social media.
Who needs to sign my proposal?
All proposals should be signed by the Project Leader, Co-Leader(s) (if applicable), and endorsed with signatures by their corresponding approval authorities.
Details can be found in Guidelines Annex 1 Section 6.
Any budget items that KPF would NOT fund?
Here are a few commonly included items that unfortunately would NOT be covered by KPF:
- Capital items
- Inviting overseas speakers / participants
- Entertainment fees
Details can be found in Guidelines Annex 1 Section 2.4.