Knowledge Transfer Project Fund (KPF)

What is KPF?

KPF is a CUHK funding scheme initiated with the UGC Recurrent Funding for Knowledge Transfer, co-supported by the SIE Fund starting from 2017. The scheme supports professors to initiate social innovation projects exemplifying the translation of academic knowledge into social impact. KPF emphasises partnership with external organisations and direct engagement with local communities, instead of one-way dissemination of knowledge.


Project Leader and Co-Leader(s) should be full-time CUHK staff on professoriate or research academic ranks. Other teaching staff will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

All CUHK staff, students and non-CUHK members may join as team members.

Funding Amount

Up to HK$400,000 for 1.5 - 2 years

Assessment Criteria

Impact in response to the social needs and immediate benefits to target beneficiaries – 30%

Potential to engage wider audience or strengthen the community's capacity to address social issues – 20%

Relevancy to the research outputs – 20%

Innovativeness (i.e. new approach, procedure or method to address existing problem) – 15%

Potential sustainability after the KPF fund – 15%

Important dates

11th Sept 2023 - Call for Proposals

3rd Oct 2023 – Information Session

10th Nov 2023 – Submission Deadline

Mid-Mar 2024 – Results Announcement

1st Apr 2024 – Project Commencement

Previous KPF funded projects

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