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  • Principal applicant must represent a non-profit-making organisation, a registered community group, a group formed under a registered non-profit-making body, a local tertiary institution or public hospital.
  • Principal applicant shall be based in a Hong Kong institution throughout the project period and be employed by the administering institution at the time of submission of application.
  • Individuals not employed by any administering institution and staff of Government Bureaux / Departments are not eligible to apply as principal applicants but their participation as co-applicants is acceptable.
  • Each principal applicant is allowed to submit one application only (either a new or a resubmission of application).
  • Funding will not be granted to projects or in areas already funded by other funding agencies.
  • Application for new funding will not be considered if the principal applicant has overdue final or dissemination report of project(s) supported by the funds administered by the Food and Health Bureau including the Health and Medical Research Fund (Investigator-initiated research projects, Health Care and Promotion Scheme and Research Fellowship Scheme) and the former Health Care and Promotion Fund (HCPF). Applicants' track records of overdue or unacceptable reports are taken into consideration when assessing grant applications.