Funding Opportunities
Tencent Xplorer Prize and Online Briefing on March 19

Date : 2020-03-12

Application deadline for the Tencent ‘Xplorer Prize’ has now been extended to April 15, 2020. 
Two Application Channels:
A) By nomination - Nominators are invited by the Xplorer Prize to nominate applicants along with information of two further referees. The Secretariat will contact nominees by email to submit their applications. 
B) Self-nomination - Applicants who meet the requirements can submit applications online ( along with contact details of three referees, who hold professorships or above and specialize in the same field as the applicants.  
Please click here for application guidelines and visit Xplorer Prize website ( for details. 
Online Briefing on March 19, 2019:
Tencent will host an online briefing for interested and potential applicants, details as follows:
Date: March 19, 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 15:00-16:00
Please download Tencent Meeting to your PC or mobile, log in with your local mobile number, the conference ID 755 749 735; or click the following link to join directly: 
Mainland Research Projects Office 

From: Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) [] 
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 4:06 AM
Subject: Tencent Xplorer Prize Message from Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to inform you that the Tencent “Xplorer Prize” has been extended to include candidates from Hong Kong. 

All active full-time researchers (of any nationality) working in Hong Kong (and the Mainland) born after 1st Jan 1974 are eligible.  Other requirements and application/ nomination procedures are given in the website.  A key selection criterion is the quality and innovation value of the research proposal.

There will be 50 awardees every year, and each will receive RMB 3 million (after tax) over 5 years.  This is a “talent prize” and hence the cash may be used for research or personal uses.

Best Wishes,

Professor Andy Hor

Vice President & Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)