HKUST-Cornell Global Strategic Collaboration Awards (GSCA) 2024

HKUST and Cornell University are offering faculty research seed grant awards called HKUST-Cornell Global Strategic Collaboration Awards (GSCA) for 2024-25, which is also part of HKUST’s Global Knowledge Network. The HKUST-Cornell Global Strategic Collaboration Awards (GSCA) are intended to provide HKUST and Cornell faculty teams with initial financial support for collaborative research explorations. These grants have the potential to create new or expanded research partnerships, develop cutting-edge scholarship to create academic and societal impact, and attract external funding.


These international research exploration seed grants will help support early-stage research projects or capacity-building efforts to establish and sustain long-term collaborations and secure extramural funding.

  • Each grant requires at least one PI from HKUST and one PI from Cornell. Additional collaborators are welcome but not required.
  • Grants are open to any HKUST-eligible Principal Investigator and Cornell-eligible Principal Investigator from any academic discipline.
  • In this round, no specific research themes are required.  
  • Applications to be submitted online via the application platform by the Cornell PI
  • Awards details and guidelines can be found on the abovementioned application platform
  • Deadline for Applications: October 4, 2024, 11:59 p.m. EDT / October 5, 2024, 11:59 a.m. HKT



Join the Joint Info Session to learn more about the Awards:

Date: September 4, 2024

Time: 8:00 a.m. EST/ 8:00 p.m. HKT

Register for the info session on Zoom



Eligible Grant

Costs that are directly linked to the project activities, include:


  • Organization of joint meetings, seminars or workshops
  • Development of shared online resources, e.g., video production
  • Consumables needed for the implementation of the project
  • Promotion of publications and events/dissemination of results
  • Travel, accommodation and meal costs


For enquiries, please contact Tiffany TANG at for more information.