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Strategic Public Policy Research Funding Scheme 2019-20 opens for application

The Strategic Public Policy Research (SPPR) Funding Scheme 2019-20 is now open for application. The SPPR Funding Scheme is administered by the Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office (PICO).

Twelve strategic themes have been identified for the SPPR Funding Scheme 2019-20, namely (a) Development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area; (b) Belt and Road Initiative; (c) Big Data / Smart City; (d) Innovation and Technology / Artificial Intelligence / Re-Industrialisation; (e) Developing Green Finance in Hong Kong; (f) City Branding Strategy for Hong Kong; (g) Consolidating Hong Kong’s Position as an International Logistics Hub; (h) Transitional Housing; (i) Children and Youth Development; (j) Ageing Population; (k) Healthcare System Innovation; and (l) Manpower Supply and Development. Applications for the SPPR Funding Scheme 2019-20 should be submitted on or before 2 August 2019.

The themes and indicative research areas for the Public Policy Research (PPR) Funding Scheme have also been updated.

The updated Guidance Notes setting out the details of the SPPR and PPR Funding Schemes, including eligibility criteria, the strategic themes, composition of the Assessment Panel, application method and other related information, can be found on “forms and guidelines” of the PPR and SPPR Funding Schemes.

Ends/Wednesday, May 29, 2019