All full-time undergraduate students of CSE
Up to 3 years
This is a 3-stage development grant, with funding ceiling set at HKD5,000 for stage 1, HKD50,000 for stage 2, and HKD 100,000 for stage 3. The amount approved depends on the nature and potential of the proposed project.
(Outstanding Project Award)
Interim Report Due Date : End of January
Final Report Due Date : End of June
*Projects with significant progress may expedite the procedure and submit the final reports before the designated deadline.
The College will make announcement on the funding scheme in the beginning of every October. Interested students shall form groups (normally no more than 6 students a group) and submit the application form obtained online to the College Office by the end of January of current academic year. Project areas provided by the industry will be posted online for students’ selection or reference. Students may choose to develop a project according to the provided project areas or undertake an investigation of their own initiatives.
A selection committee, composing both industrialists and academic staff (1 Honorary Chairman (industrialist) + 5 industrialists + 7 CityU staff) (see Appendix I) would evaluate the proposals. Normally, up to HKD5,000 will be approved for the project proposals at the beginning. Outstanding project proposals with great potential and comprehensive designs may directly enter stage 2 and obtain up to HKD50,000 funding support.
Stage 1 (with funding support up to HKD5,000):
Stage 2 (with funding support up to HKD50,000):
Stage 3 (with funding support up to HKD100,000):
An Outstanding Project Award will be given to the best project upon the completion of stage 3. The College reserves the right not to offer the award in any given occasion if no suitable group of candidates is identified.
The group of students will hold all the intellectual property rights arising from the project results in the first stage, whereas companies may negotiate with students over the ownership of the intellectual property arising from the project in the second and third stages.
If the group of students request to withdraw from the scheme during the execution of their project, the intellectual property rights will be transferred to CSE automatically.
Normally, other than stage 1, each stage of the exercise lasts for a year time. Exceptional cases will be entertained if the projects gain significant progress that the final reports may submit to the selection committee before the designated deadline