Each funding scheme has its own set of assessment criteria. However, for all the schemes, proposals have to be error-free and adequately supported by supporting documents. Applicants must explain the value of their proposal to their respective fields, and demonstrate to the reviewers the proposal’s end goals and how it will benefit the community and push the frontier of research.
Other important components are as follows:
- Scientific merit
- Scope of collaboration
- Ability to identify and solve problems relevant to Hong Kong
- Novelity in demonstrating the significance of the research and clarity in presentation
- Feasibility of implementation
Whether your research is of basic or applied nature, proposals with preliminary results would make good grant applications. Applicants should provide in their proposals preliminary results or results from simulation to support their ideas.