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Please read the Guidance Notes - Grant Application for Investigator-iniatied Research Projects for details.

  1. In general, members of any discipline or profession in the health or health-related field can apply for research funding. Grants may be awarded for research in tertiary institutions, hospitals, medical schools or other appropriate centres, units or services. Members of other disciplines, such as social welfare and education may also apply if the proposed research is within the ambit of the Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF).

  2. The 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.

  3. 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.