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HKBU researchers awarded RGC’s Collaborative Research Fund




Four HKBU researchers have been awarded by the Research Grants Council (RGC)’s Collaborative Research Fund (CRF) to support their cross-disciplinary / cross-institutional projects in various fields.

This year, RGC received a total of 258 preliminary Collaborative Research Project Grant (CRPG) and Collaborative Research Equipment Grant (CREG) proposals, and 34 Young Collaborative Research Fund (YCRG); of which HKBU has been granted two CRPG and two YCRG awards, securing over HK$ 17.3 million funding support. The awarded projects indicate HKBU’s high-quality research collaboration across disciplines and universities.


List of HKBU awarded scholars (alphabetical by surname):


CRF 2022/23 Collaborative Research Project Grant (CRPG)


Prof QIU Jianwen

Professor QIU Jianwen

Professor and Associate Head, Department of Biology


Proposal Title: Genomic Insights into Environmental Adaptation and Diversity of Deep-sea Siboglinidae

Prof XIA Yiji

Prof XIA Yiji

Chair Professor and Head, Department of Biology


Proposal Title: NAD capping of RNA: mechanism and functions


CRF 2022/23 Young Collaborative Research Grant (YCRG)


Dr GAO Meng

Dr GAO Meng

Associate Professor, Department of Geography


Proposal Title: Climate- and environment-conscious urban growth in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA): solutions and co-benefits

Dr TIAN Liang

Dr TIAN Liang

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics


Proposal Title: A novel TCM-based network pharmacology framework to human diseases and drug-disease relationship

Please click here to view the full list of CRF 2022/23 Funding Results.