Information for Applicants


Application Forms

Application form for TDG is obtainable from the following link:


Funding Limit of Teaching Development Grants

Two categories of grants are available:

  1. Staff-Initiated Development Projects
    The maximum funding set for each proposal would be up to HK$200,000. Priorities would be granted to new teachers within the first three years of their assumption of duty.
  2. University and/or Departmental Collaborative Endeavours
    To enhance the impact and sustainability of the TDG projects, collaborative efforts and endeavours at both the University and Departmental levels would be promoted to expand the scale and scope of these projects, with the maximum funding ceiling to be raised to HK$300,000.


Submission of Applications

Completed application forms should be submitted to the TDG Panel for vetting via the following ways:

  1. Use online submission platform; or
  2. Send along the hardcopy of application to the following address;
    Dr. Eva Wong
    Centre of Holistic Teaching and Learning
    AAB803, 8/F, Academic and Administration Building,
    No. 15 Baptist Rd, Baptist Rd Campus,
    Kowloon Tong


Criteria for Selection

Based around the order of funding priorities, selection of TDG proposals will be carried out according to the following criteria:

  • Intrinsic merit
    • Addressing significant issue in respect of teaching and/or learning
    • Promoting pedagogic research and scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Innovation
    • Developing new pedagogical or teaching approaches
    • New ideas regarding aims, objectives and/or methods of teaching and learning
  • Design
    • Appropriate project design with clear goals and specific activities/methodology
    • Clear/Feasible implementation plan
    • Appropriate budgeting
    • Involving student(s) as investigator(s) in the project
    • Engaging students to benefit their learning
    • Involving collaboration with colleague(s) outside the PI’s department
  • Project Outcomes and Evaluation
    • Evaluation mechanisms to ensure the project is effective in achieving the outcomes
    • Achievable and appropriate intended outcomes
    • Ongoing monitoring process included
  • Impact
    • Likely to improve teaching and/or learning for sizable numbers of teachers/students
    • Likely to continue as part of regular programme in future
    • Outcomes likely to apply in a wider context


Important Note: As a condition attached to TDG, all new TDG project investigators would be strongly encouraged to join the University’s assessment exercise starting from AY2016/17.


Proposed Budget Items


Please click here for a list of budget items not supported by the TDG Panel.