1. Academic staff of the Faculty of Engineering may apply to the William M.W. Mong Engineering Research Fund for funding new types of research or development projects. Up to HK$1 million from the surplus of the Fund can be allocated for this purpose each year. Funding will typically be in the region of $500,000, depending on the requirement and nature of the project.
2. Currently teaching staff may apply for funding for basic research or industry type projects from the Research Grants Council and the Innovation and Technology Fund respectively. On a trial basis, the William M.W. Mong Engineering Research Fund is used to fund 'alternative' type of research or development projects which should be relevant and of direct benefit to Hong Kong. Funded projects should generally be applied in nature and mission-oriented with measurable output, and show evidence of innovation/novelty and promotion of local engineering technology. Examples may include product design, software development, pilot projects and student design competitions with exceptional merit. Interdisciplinary projects with involvement of more than one department are encouraged.
3. Proposals (10 pages maximum) will be considered by a selection panel which may select one to two project(s) to be submitted to the William Mong Engineering Research Fund Committee of Management for consideration. Heads of Departments should prioritize the nominations (if there are more than one nomination) from their own Department, and submit all applications to the Faculty. The time frame allowed for a research project is one to two years.
4. Applicant(s) awarded the funding are required to submit an annual progress report and a final report, as well as a statement of accounts of the research project(s) to the Committee of Management within one month after the completion of the research project(s).
5. Any publications and outputs arising from the work associated with the research project(s) should carry an acknowledgement of the William M.W. Mong Engineering Research Fund. Copies of such publications should be sent to the Committee of Management for record in the Faculty.