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Encouraging results for LU in government research funds bidding

31 Jul 2020

Encouraging results for LU in government research funds bidding

In the 2020/21 Funding Exercise of the University Grants Committee (UGC)’s General Research Fund (GRF), Early Career Scheme (ECS) and Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme (HSSPFS), 22 LU projects have received a grand total of $10.6 million.

 

The results represent a 40 per cent, or HK$3 million increase over last year, and a 22 per cent increase in the number of projects.

 

LU performed particularly well in ECS with a 140 per cent growth in funding over last year, and the number of projects being financed doubled.  In addition, LU’s success rates in the Psychology and Linguistics, Humanities and the Arts, and Biology & Medicine categories are higher than the sector average by 18 per cent, 29 per cent and 69 per cent respectively. 

 

A summary of the projects:

 

Faculty

Department

Principal Investigator

Scheme

Project Title

HK$

Arts

Cultural Studies

Tejaswini Niranjana

GRF

Digital Intimacy, Young Women, and Social Transformation in Asia

854,040

English

Janet Ho Nga-man

ECS

How Chinese and English Newspapers Portrayed Migrant Domestic Helpers (2010-2019): A mixed methods analysis of discursive strategies

249,160

History

Du Chunmei

GRF

GIs and Chinese: Sino-American Interactions at the Grassroots, 1945-1949

525,000

History

Vincent Leung Sueh-han

GRF

Economic Thought of the Han Empire: A Critical Anthology

170,000

Philosophy

Derek Clayton Baker

GRF

Skepticism about Practical Reason

190,000

Philosophy

Darrell Patrick Rowbottom

GRF

Scientific Progress: Foundational Issues

190,000

Philosophy

Daniel Waxman

ECS

The Justification of Consistency

290,000

Philosophy

Zhang Jiji

GRF

Parsimony in Causal Inference: Epistemic Justifications and Methodological Implications

605,000

Visual Studies

Selina Ho Chui-fun

ECS

Art, Museums, and Heritage: The Creative Citizens in Hong Kong and Taiwan

480,994

Visual Studies

Michelle Huang Ying-ling

GRF

Chinese Women Artists in Britain: Chang Chien-Ying, Nancy Kuo, Wendy Yeo, and their Circle of Friends

811,100

Business

Accountancy

Harry Wu Feng

GRF

LIBOR Discontinuation and Bank Lending

338,840

Computing and Decision Sciences

Leng Mingming

GRF

Incentivizing the System-Wide Adoption of Blockchain Technology in a Food Supply Chain: A Cooperative Game Approach

380,000

Management

Lewis Jeong In Seong

ECS

Entrepreneurs’ Crisis Experience, Bricolage, and Unethical Pro-organizational Behavior: The Moderating Role of Self-identity

350,000

Management

Yolanda Li Na

ECS

Revealing the Role of the Internet on Employees’ Daily Work: Its Classification and Impacts on Employee Outcomes

430,700

Social Sciences

Economics

Adam Wong Chi-leung

GRF

Market-share discounts and abuse of dominance

176,000

Applied Psychology

Alan Lee Lap-fai

GRF

Confidence in context: a psychophysical and computational investigation of contextual effects on confidence judgments

560,000

Applied Psychology

Siu Oi-ling

HSSPFS

Economic, Psychological, and Social Costs of Occupational Stress in the Big Bay Area: Growth Mindset and Psychological Capital as Stress Moderators

585,800

Sociology and Social Policy

Annie Chan Hau-nung

GRF

Buying, keeping and throwing stuff in small homes: A study on the purchase, storage and disposal decisions and practices of Hong Kong families

823,800

Sociology and Social Policy

Lynn Tang

ECS

Context, meaning and agency: A study on suicide and political crisis in Hong Kong

442,700

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Pan Sutong Shanghai-Hong Kong Economic Policy Research Institute

Wang Yonglin

GRF

How Unaffordable is Hong Kong's Housing Market?

580,877

School of Graduate Studies

Jiang Jin

ECS

Staying in the nest? A study of young adults’ co-residence with parents in the United Kingdom, mainland China and Hong Kong

588,824

Science Unit

Sung Yik-hei

ECS

Population dynamics of endangered freshwater turtles—from long-term monitoring to tangible conservation actions

979,374

Total (22 projects)

10,602,209