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Funding for Students

Student KE Project Grant

The Student Knowledge Exchange (KE) Project Grant Scheme was introduced in 2011/12 under the KE Funding Exercise with the following aims:
(a) To promote a student culture of contributing to society through applying their knowledge gained at HKU;
(b) To nurture the spirit of innovation among students; and
(c) To promote the development of engagement projects between students of the University and external organizations.

To streamline the support for students to engage in community projects, the Student KE Project Grant Scheme has been subsumed under the SERVICE 100 Fund administered by the Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS) since January 2014.The student KE project grants may support the following types of projects initiated by students:
(a) Non-credit-bearing community engagement projects with KE elements;
(b) Not-for-profit student start-ups that are non-technology-based.

The Student KE Project Grant Scheme is open to all currently enrolled full-time students of the University, including undergraduate (UG), research postgraduate (RPg) and taught postgraduate (TPg) students. CEDARS normally calls for applications two to three times a year. Each project should have a Faculty mentor to supervise the design and implementation of the project, assist students in finding a partner organization for their project, monitor the progress of the project if it is funded to ensure it is running to schedule, and help students address any obstacles that may arise before its completion.

The proposed project should enable the students to apply their knowledge gained at HKU to benefit a non-academic sector or society at large. For non-credit-bearing community engagement projects with KE elements, the proposed project must have the support of a non-academic partner organization outside the University.

For more information, please download the checklist and FAQ.