Shue Yan obtains around HK$6 million research funding from Research Grants Council

Hong Kong Shue Yan University (HKSYU) has been successful in obtaining around HK$6 million funding for 9 research projects under the Research Grants Council (RGC)’s 2023/2024 Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector. The successful rate of IIDS grant application was relatively high at 75% compared to other listed institutions in Hong Kong.

Among the 9 successful research proposals, six are funded under the Faculty Development Scheme (FDS), three are under the Inter-Institutional Development Scheme (IIDS) (see table).

Seven out of all 9 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 2023/2024

Project Title
Principal Investigator
Funding Period
Amount Awarded
Does Corporate Sociopolitical Activism Oriented Market Exits Benefit Corporate Brand Equity and Firm Profitability? Evidence from Corporate Exodus from Russia amidst the 2022 Russo-Ukrainian War (UGC/FDS15/B02/23) Dr ZHANG Xiao
24 625,700
Mastery and helpless responses to proactivity setbacks: The role of implicit person theory (UGC/FDS15/B09/23) Dr PENG Zhengmin
24 848,225
Cinema and Cinemagoing in Early-twentieth-century Shanghai (UGC/FDS15/H01/23) Prof HE Qiliang
24 969,826
Court news in the post-national security law Hong Kong: Examining the significance and journalistic roles, production, and contents of protests-/ politics-related court news (UGC/FDS15/H02/23) Dr LEUNG Ka-kuen
24 845,983
Counselling support for the social-emotional wellbeing of young people in Hong Kong: Developing a model of counsellor effectiveness (UGC/FDS15/H07/23) Dr HARRISON Mark Gregory
24 874,100
Hong Kong Children’s Literature: City and Visual-Textual Narratives (UGC/FDS15/H19/23) Dr CHAN Michelle Chi-ying 
18 317,169
Sub-total of FDS projects: $4,481,003
Neuropsychological Underpinnings of Mental Health Across Lifespan: From the Young to the Old in the Time of COVID-19 Pandemic (UGC/IIDS15/H02/22) Dr LAM Yin-hung
12 411,225
Reviewing digital technology-driven marketing communications and future research directions: A cross-disciplinary dialogue between academics and practitioners (UGC/IIDS15/H03/23)

Dr TONG Suk-chong (J&C)

12 564,651
Advances in Play Therapy Research: An Intercultural Dialogue  (UGC/IIDS15/H04/23) Dr CONNOLLY John Patrick
12 498,510
Sub-total of IIDS projects: $1,474,386
Total: $5,955,389