Incentive Scheme

2019 College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Incentive Scheme


General Information

The aim of the Incentive Scheme is to provide seed-funding support to faculty members from the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CoHASS) to develop competitive research grant proposals of $100,000 or more (except Tier1). Under this Scheme, the applicant can apply for an incentive of up to $3,000 to help him/her in his/her research work. The successful applicant is required to submit a new competitive research grant application within one year from the date of award.



All budgetary items should be clearly explained for their purpose. For instance, the justification should include a description of how the manpower requested would be deployed, all proposed equipment must be supported by quotations, indicative breakdown to be provided for the types of Materials and Consumables required. Budgetary items which lack proper justification will not be funded. The incentive scheme will not support conferences and supplementary travels. For these budget items, faculty members are encouraged to seek MOE Tier 1 grants and (or) other types of grants which support conferences and overseas travels. The proposed use of funding will be taken into account in the evaluation of the proposal.

The proposal should also not have been submitted as a competitive grant proposal before.

Review Process

The proposal will be reviewed by a Committee comprising of the Associate Dean (Research) and Associate Chairs (Research).



The applicant should submit the application form​ with supporting documents and a copy of his/her latest CV to: Submitted proposals have to be endorsed by the Associate Chair (Research) before it can be considered for evaluation.


Closing Date

​All endorsed proposals must be submitted by 31 August 2019.