Sports Science and Research Funding Scheme (SSRFS)
Following the excellent results of the Hong Kong, China Delegation at the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, the HKSAR Government aims to strengthen efforts in the areas of sports science and sports medicine by adopting scientific methods and advanced technologies for athletes’ training and gear in order to help them better prepare for and participate in major international sports events and enhance their competitiveness.
To achieve this purpose, the HKSAR Government and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust (HKJCCT) have agreed to each inject HK$150 million, i.e. HK$300 million in total, into the Arts and Sport Development Fund (Sports Portion), with the entire sum earmarked for the Sports Science and Research Funding Scheme (SSRFS) to enhance the competitiveness of athletes and help them better prepare for major international sports events in the coming few years, including the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games and Asian Para Games, the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, as well as the 15th National Games in 2025.
Eligibility of Collaboration
The Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI) is the only eligible applicant to submit applications under the SSRFS for funding approval.
Research/academic/institutional/organisational entities and National Sports Associations (NSAs) are welcomed to collaborate with the HKSI on sports science and research projects under the SSRFS to help improve athletes’ performance and competitiveness. The project scope should fall under one of the following categories:
- Commissioning of science and research projects on areas including sports science and sports medicine;
- Purchase of equipment and software applications on scientific research related to strength and conditioning, sports science and sports medicine;
- Further improvements to athletes’ gear, etc.
First phase applications are accepted until 31 August 2022. All prospective Project Lead (Principal Investigator) should first contact the Secretariat for collaborative discussion to ensure the proposed project is of relevance to specific elite sport needs under the Scheme. The Project Lead should then submit an Application Form with reference to the Disbursement, Accounting and Monitoring Arrangements (DAMA) to the SSRFS Secretariat by post, email or online application portal:
Hong Kong Sports Institute
25 Yuen Wo Road, Sha Tin,
N.T., Hong Kong
Online Application Portal
The online application portal is available here.
Any enquiries related to the SSRFS should be directed to the Secretariat at 2681 6428, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.