[Sponsored Article] Funding of HK$6.07 million has been granted to 16 projects proposed by CityU’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) under the Public Policy Research Funding Scheme (Special Round), launched by the Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office of the HKSAR Government. The special round of funding was launched to support research studies in topics related to the underlying causes of recent social incidents, as well as important political, economic, cultural and societal issues relating to deep-seated problems in society. The research projects started in March 2020 and are expected to be completed in six months. Among all the institutions and think tanks that have made applications for the funding, CityU has the highest number of projects awarded (18 out of 79), and all but two of the projects are from CLASS faculty members. Details of the granted projects are shown in the table below. CLASS will continue its efforts in achieving excellence in research and encourage its faculty members to contribute their knowledge for the betterment of the society.