We are pleased to inform you that the Health Care and Promotion Scheme (HCPS) under the Health and Medical Research Fund is open for application. The HCPS now invites innovative proposals addressing specific areas of health promotion listed in the thematic priorities.
The HCPS invites innovative proposals addressing specific areas of health promotion listed in the thematic priorities which should contain a set of coordinated programmes leading to promotion of good health and prevention of illness in the community. The suggested health promotion work should be based on scientific evidence and evaluated in a systematic way. Collaborations between tertiary institutions and community organisations are highly encouraged to generate new evidence-based practice which can be applied in our local community.
Funding Duration and Amount
The normal fund ceiling for a proposal is $1,200,000 with a usual duration of two years. Grants are primarily intended to cover the direct costs attributable to the initiative or programme. Funding is on a one-off basis.
Assessment criteria include:
Priority for funding is given to applications targeting underprivileged groups who are vulnerable to ill-health, and health promotion programmes carried out in community settings. To sustain the effects of health promotion interventions, multidisciplinary approach and cross-sectoral collaborations engaging the community to create supportive environments and to empower individuals to take ownership of their health are keys to success.
In addition, higher funding priorities will be accorded to the following thematic areas:
The target areas are described as Annex (refer to attachment). Applications which fall outside the above priorities may still be considered, although they will have a lower funding preference.
For details, please refer to the enclosed Guidance Notes – Grant Applications for Health Care and Promotion Scheme. Briefing cum Grant Skills Training Workshop will be held on 9 May 2018 (Wednesday). Details on the Workshop and application procedures are available from the Research Fund Secretariat’s website (http://rfs.fhb.gov.hk).
Completed applications should be forwarded to Knowledge Transfer Office by 10 July 2018 (Tuesday). Knowledge Transfer Office will help to coordinate signatures in the relevant sections (i.e. administering institution of application form). For enquiries, please feel free to contact Ms Karen Cheng at 3411 8098 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr Mike Ng at 3411 8074 (email@example.com)