Apply for a Croucher Foundation grant

Welcome. This is the Croucher Foundation's application system for scientists at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Applicants for Croucher Foundation research fellowships or grants are always nominated by their universities; the purpose of this system is to help you prepare applications for consideration by your university research panel.

Open for application

2025 Innovation Awards

Applications are invited for 2025 Innovation Awards. The submission deadline is 5:00PM (Hong Kong time) on 31 July 2024.

2025 Senior Research Fellowships

Applications for 2025 Senior Research Fellowships closed at 31 May 2024 at 5pm.

Research fellowships

The Foundation offers several awards to support new and established researchers. Senior Research Fellowships and Senior Medical Research Fellowships are designed to relieve scientists of their teaching and administrative duties and allow them to concentrate on research. Clinical Assistant Professorships support the recruitment of outstanding medical graduates who are committed to pursue a career in academic medicine, and Croucher Innovation Awards are substantial grants offered to exceptionally talented scientists to support their research over a five year period.

Scientific exchange

The Foundation offers range of competitive funding programmes designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas between scientists in Hong Kong and their counterparts in mainland China and overseas, and to provide intensive training at a senior level in topics of current scientific interest. They include Advanced Study Institute, where established scientists explore new or important topics with international speakers, CAS-Croucher Joint Laboratories that encourage researchers in Hong Kong universities and CAS research institutes to work together on highly specific scientific topics and Croucher Summer Courses; grants for Hong Kong scientists to host short residential courses for international groups of postgraduate researchers.

Study awards

To apply for one of the Foundation's individual doctoral and post-doctoral awards please visit our public applications page.