Call for Proposals: Teaching and Learning Communities of Practice (CoP)

Call for proposals for Communities of Practice (CoP) is now open for faculty and teaching staff interested in forming a CoP to contribute to a common initiative on teaching and learning (T&L) practices.

Communities of practice (CoP) are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for what they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly (Etienne and Wenger, 2015). CoP encourage members to collaborate ideas and thoughts; generate new knowledge and improve T&L practices.

HKUST’s CoP fund aims at supporting faculty and professionals from across the University to establish networks and to collaborate actively to pursue good research-based T&L practices. Themes of the CoP that align with the following HKUST teaching and learning initiatives are strongly encouraged:

  • Experiential learning in academic courses;
  • Blended learning / flipped classroom;
  • Entrepreneurship education;
  • Sustainability education;
  • Design thinking approach in academic courses; and
  • System thinking approach in academic courses.

Important Date

Deadline for Proposal Submission: 28th April 2017 (Friday)

Application Guideline

Applicants are strongly advised to read the application guideline before submitting their proposal.

Funding Limit and Use of Funding

The funding for individual project ranges from HK$ 200,000 to HK$ 350,000 for a maximum project period of 2 years. Clear justification must be provided for the amount requested. For further details on the use of funding, please refer to the application guideline.

Submission of Application

To submit a proposal for CoP, please fill in this application form.


For enquiries about application procedures and advice on strengthening the project ideas, please contact Nick Noakes (, ext. 6809) of CEI.