Research Funding Opportunities

Dated: 2015-10-28

A. Higher Education Commission

HEC provides a number of research grant opportunities which are as follow
National Research Program for Universities (NRPU)
Lack of research literature or equipment is one of the major obstacles that discourage the productivity of many talented and creative young faculty members/researchers in all disciplines in universities. These researchers sometimes need financial assistance in order to pursue their research work. When these facilities are not provided to these researchers, they get discouraged. In order to avoid such situations, HEC has initiated this program under which researchers are given research grants. These research grants are normally provided for one to three years. Under this program, financial support is provided for research projects in the areas of Sciences, Management Sciences, Engineering and Technology etc.
For further details please visit: http://hec.gov.pk/rnd/Research_Grant/nrpu.html 
University-Industry Technology Support Program
University – Industry Technology Support Program of the Higher Education Commission is an important step towards fostering high level of tangible cooperation between academia and industry for capitalizing on emerging international demands for products and processes in discrete and continuous manufacturing that shall contribute to national economy. This program is focused on industrial sectors where the country is already a major contributor to world trade. It focuses on harnessing the potential of highly competitive sectors for international trade which need developments both for local and international consumption. The focused sector wise identification of products and processes in discrete and continuous as well as import and export trends is available from public domain local and international statistical data.
For further details please visit: http://hec.gov.pk/rnd/Research_Grant/UITSP.html

 Pak-US Joint Academic & Research Program
Website: http://publisher.hec.gov.pk/www.hec.gov.pk/pakus-rd

B. 15. Pakistan Science Foundation
Website: www.psf.gov.pk 
C.  International Foundation for Science
Website: http://www.ifs.se 
D. Research & Advocacy Fund
Website: www.rafpakistan.org 
E. Talented Researcher Exchange Program (TRXP)
Website: www.britishcouncil.org/inspire 
F. Academy of Finland
Website: http://www.aka.fi/en-gb/A 
G. Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Website; http://www.avh.de/en/index.htm 
H. EAST WEST CENTER
Website: www.eastwestcenter.org
I. European Research Council (ERC)? 
Website: http://erc.europa.eu 
J. International Development Research Center
Website: http://www.idrc.ca 
K. The Asia Foundation
Website: www.asiafoundation.org 
L. UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific
Website: www.unescap.org.
M. Pakistan Agricultural Research Council
Website: www.parc.gov.pk 
N. Ministry of Science & Technology
Website: www.most.gov.pk 
O. International Foundation for Science
Website: www.ifs.se 
P. European Commission
Website: www.ec.europa.eu/research/fp7