AIM
To encourage and show the Faculty’s support to our undergraduate student societies in organising academic related activities.

ELIGIBILITY
Who is eligible?
Undergraduate student academic societies in the Faculty of Social Sciences registered under the Hong Kong Baptist University Students’ Union, the Office of Student Affairs, or the Departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences, if appropriate.

What activities are eligible?
Apart from the regular activities organised by the student societies each year (e.g. orientation camp, academic week, exhibition, festival, etc.), the Faculty encourages and supports societies to organise academic related activities, including:

  • Conference
  • Seminar / Talk
  • Workshop
  • Forum

FUNDING AMOUNT
What is the level of funding?
As a token support, each society can receive up to a maximum of HK$3,000 in each academic year from the Faculty and respective Department(s)/Programme(s) on a matching basis (1:1). The amount of Fund to be approved will not be more than 50% of the total budget of the proposed activity. No unspent support balance of each society can be carried forward to the next academic year.

What activities/budget items are ineligible?
Normally the following items are NOT considered for funding:

  • Food or beverages
  • Prizes for lucky draw
  • Souvenirs to guests or participants
  • Donations to Charities
  • Fixed Assets or equipment (e.g. computer, software, furniture, books, audio-visual equipment, etc.)
  • Payment for the guest speakers, volunteer or research participants
  • Activity from which the society will generate profits
  • Activity for which the society will receive / has received funding from other sources to cover all the expenditure
  • Activity for which the society cannot provide individual itemized receipts for grant expenses incurred SOSC/SSAF/Guidelines 
  • Any other expenses considered as inappropriate by the Faculty of Social Sciences

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Applications are open throughout each academic year. Completed application form with relevant supporting documents should be submitted to the Faculty Office (AAB 1325) in person/ by email at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the activity.
Remarks:

  • Retrospective or Incomplete application will NOT be considered.
  • The applicant must carry an official position as one of the office-bearers of the said student society and the activity-in-charge at the same time.
  • Application form without the signature of the President of the Student Society and/or without the official chop will be regarded as void.

APPROVAL OF FUND
Each application will be evaluated based on the following items as well as overall quality.

  • Provide a complete description of the proposed activity
  • Describe the action plans to achieve the objectives of the activity
  • Provide a detailed budget proposal (actual breakdown with receipts after completion)

Notes: The Faculty of Social Sciences reserves the final rights for applications approval and the final decisions of the amount of support to be allocated according to the availability of funds.

SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION
What are the obligations of successful academic society?
Successful applicant is required to:
1. Sign the acceptance of the approved grant on Section C of the Application Form within 3 weeks after the result announcement.
2. Notify the Faculty Office for any change of the approved activity proposal (if applicable) not less than 2 weeks before the activity held. The Faculty reserves the right to cancel or adjust the amount of approved grant regarding the change of activity details.
3. Appropriately acknowledge the sponsorship from the Faculty of Social Sciences (include the Faculty Logo) in all publicity and printed materials of the activity.
4. Submit the followings (a-d) within one month after the completion of the activity or no later than 31 July 2019 (whichever is earlier) to the Faculty Office for reimbursement so as to allow at least one month to process the payment before the end of academic year. The amount of reimbursement is determined by the approved funding rate (not more than 50%) of actual expenses of the activity which will not exceed the approved grant maximum stated on the Section C of the Application Form.
a) An activity report to describe the actual number of attendance and how the objectives of activity being achieved, etc. (at least 300 words in English)
b) At least 6 photos showing different elements of the activity, with the aid of videos or printed materials, if applicable
c) Financial statement with original receipts carrying the signature of the applicant and the official chop of the society
d) Attendance record of the activity
Remarks:
- Late submission implies that the applicant forfeits to claim for the approved subsidy.
- The activity report, photos or videos may be used by the Faculty of Social Sciences for publicity and sharing purposes.

ENQUIRY
Faculty of Social Sciences Hong Kong Baptist University
Office :
AAB 1325, Academic and Administration Building, Baptist University Road Campus, HKBU
E-mail :
soscinfo@hkbu.edu.hk
Tel :
(852) 3411 5949 (Miss Chak)

Remarks:
List of undergraduate student academic societies in the Faculty of Social Sciences registered under the Hong Kong Baptist University Students’ Union, the Office of Student Affairs, or the Departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences
UGC funded programme

  • China Studies Society
  • European Studies Society
  • Education Studies Society (registered under Department of Education Studies)
  • Geography Society
  • Government and International Studies Society
  • History Society
  • Physical Education and Recreation Management Society
  • Social Work Society
  • Sociology Society
  • Students’ Union The Association of Quaternary Societies of Faculty of Social Sciences

Non-UGC funded programme

  • Psychology Society
  • Sport and Recreation Leadership Society
  • Students’ Union Environment and Resources Management Society
  • Students’ Union Social Policy Society

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