Shue Yan obtains a HK$15+ million research funding from Research Grants Council

Hong Kong Shue Yan University (HKSYU) has been successful in obtaining HK$15 million funding for 8 research projects under the Research Grants Council (RGC)’s 2022/2023 Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector, ranking the first by total amount awarded among all participating institutions. This year is also a very  rewarding year for Shue Yan in which the University has received a more-than-double CRFS grant than the last year did. 

Among the 8 successful research proposals, six are funded under the Faculty Development Scheme (FDS), two are under the Institutional Development Scheme Collaborative Research Grant (IDS(C )) ( see table).

All successful projects are in the “Humanities and Social Sciences” discipline aligning to the University mission in promoting digital humanities and reinventing liberal arts education.

Projects obtained funding from the Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector 2022/2023

Project Title
Principal Investigator
Funding Period
Amount Awarded
Hong Kong as the Pioneer Disseminating the Information on the West to the East: Retrace and Reinterpret the Intellectual Source for China’s and Japan’s Modernization in the Second Half of the 19th Century  (UGC/FDS15/H01/22) Prof WEI Chuxiong
24 657,900
Settlement towns built on the north-eastern steppe of Inner Mongolia during Khitan-Liao and their impact on Chinese history: A new inquiry on Touxia (UGC/FDS15/H03/22) Prof YANG Ruowei
30 903,402
The effect of abnormal structural and functional resting-state connectivity in prefrontal cortex and increased exposure to traffic-related air pollutants on schizotypy (UGC/FDS15/H06/22) Dr LAM Yin-hung
30 1,353,283
Quality transition strategies facilitating the transition from teenage to adulthood for persons with intellectual disabilities and their family carers(UGC/FDS15/H09/22) Dr MO Yuen-han
18 635,387
The interactions of L1 and L2 tonal systems in Mandarin-Cantonese late bilinguals (UGC/FDS15/H15/22) Dr YANG Yike
24 835,558
Understanding the new solidarities and public roles of transnational Chinese Buddhist organizations by movement organization theory (UGC/FDS15/H19/22) Dr HUANG Weishan
36 960,925
Sub-total of FDS projects: $5,346,455
Mapping the grey digital divide and diversity in older ICT users post-COVID: A mixed-method research informing service and policy development (UGC/IDS(C)15/H01/22) Dr LAU Hi-po
36 4,388,777
Human Resilience, Life Adversity, and Adaptation to Life Course Transitions from Early Adulthood to Late Middle Adulthood (UGC/IDS(C)15/H02/22) Prof TANG So-kum
36 5,359,056
Sub-total of IDS(C) projects: 9,747,833
Total: 15,094,288