Call for Proposals – IEMS Research Grants 2018


[Update] Results of the call for proposals are announced here


We are happy to announce the new around of IEMS Research Grants and invite research proposals.

HKUST faculty and research staff are welcome to submit application for research grants. The maximum grant amount for an individual project is HK$125,000 and the maximum for a project involving multiple Principal Investigators (PI) is HK$150,000 per PI.

Priority will be given to collaborative research projects and proposals that are oriented around the follow themes:

  1. Human capital, employment, structural change
  2. Innovation, entrepreneurship
  3. Global economic integration
  4. Financial development 
  5. Strategies, firms, markets
  6. Behavioral studies

IEMS also particularly welcomes proposals that contribute to ongoing the Institute’s research initiatives on the following topics: Belt and Road; digital economy.

Projects can have more than one Principal Investigator (PIs) and may also include Co-Investigators (Co-Is). Only HKUST faculty can serve as PIs. Detailed terms and conditions of the Grants can be found in the attached Guidelines.

To apply, please refer to the full guidelines (PDF), and prepare a proposal that includes a completed grant proposal form (Microsoft Word doc) with no more than 3 pages of text per HKUST Principal Investigator (not including references, single-spaced, 12-point font) that discusses the relevance of the project to challenges facing emerging markets specifically, the research methodology, and justifications for the budget. All application materials should be sent to by 23:59 on April 15, 2018. Funding decisions will be announced in May 2018.

For enquiries, please contact us at 3469 2215 or


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