Call for Proposals – Environmental and Conservation Fund (ECF) Environmental Research, Technology Demonstration and Conference Projects (RTDC)

ECF is now inviting applications for 2020 exercise of RTDC projects which should have contributions in a direct and practical way towards environmental improvement and conservation of the local environment and should not be too theoretical in nature.  They include the introduction and development of new technologies, such as technology on waste minimization and recycling under the Priority Research Theme.  Applications outside the scope of priority research themes would still be considered on individual merits.

Priority Research Themes

a) Climate Change – Mitigation, Adaptation and Resilience
b) Biodiversity, Conservation, and Geo Conservation
c) Waste Management, Reduction and Recycling
d) Air Quality
e) Water Quality and Water Pollution
f) Construction and Traffic Noise - Prevention and Mitigation

Project Duration
Within three years

Funding Limit
Normally up to HK$2.5 million

Full-time academic staff whose positions funded by HKUST are eligible to apply. Staff supported by external research grants are ineligible to apply.

In each round of application, any individual person can submit not more than one application for research or technology demonstration project and one application for conference project in the capacity of principal investigator.

Any principal investigator can concurrently hold up to a maximum of two ECF research or technology demonstration projects and one conference project.

Application Procedure
For details, please refer to the information on the Research Office’s website and its application guide. Please submit the application form to Research Office on or before 5 August 2020 (Wednesday).

5 August 2020 (Wednesday)

Veronica Keung (Email :, Tel : 2358 6949)

Thank you for your attention.

Research Office

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Veronica Keung (Email :, Tel : 2358 6949)

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