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The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute Research Grant 2016 

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The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute Research Grant 2016 




About HKJCDPRI Research Grant
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) Research Grant aims to strengthen community disaster resilience by supporting multidisciplinary research. The grant provides financial support to research projects that potentially benefit the development of evidence-based planning, policies and interventions for effective disaster management in Hong Kong.


Research Priority of 2016
Priority of Research Grant 2016 would be given to research project(s) that are related to knowledge and information management for disaster preparedness and response in Hong Kong, including disaster risk communication and self-reliance. Research projects related to disaster preparedness and response in Hong Kong are also welcome to apply.


Grant Amount
HKJCDPRI awards grants in varying amounts, depending on the number and type of requests received, the size and scope of the projects for which funding is requested. Grants up to HKD500, 000 are available depending on the scope of the project. All grants are made at the sole discretion of HKJCDPRI.


Eligibility Criteria

Principal investigator of each application should be a full-time staff or with faculty appointment of one of the following domestic organizations:

  • Higher education institution
  • Not-for-profit organization
  • Fellow of Hong Kong Academy of Medicine
  • Government department
  • Statutory body

Research project should be carried out between October 2016 – September 2017

The research project should not be receiving any supports from other funding or grants.


Application Process
Applications must be submitted with the following documents both electronically (in PDF format) and by post on or before 22 September 2016:

  1. Application form
  2. Research proposal
  3. Curriculum vitae of all investigators
  4. Other supporting documents (e.g. activity report of applicants’ organization/faculty, if any)

The full application package can be downloaded here.

Please follow the application guidelines for completing your application. Failure to comply with the guidelines may lead to disqualification of the application.


Selection Criteria
Each proposal will be assessed according to its relevance to HKJCDPRI projects, research rigor, management quality of the project and budget, and impact to the society. More information on the selection criteria is provided in the application guidelines.


Important Dates
22 September, 2016 - Deadline of application
Late October, 2016 - Notification of decisions

For more information, please contact us at or (852) 2871 8597.