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  • Invitation of Proposals


Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Pakistan (SSHRCP), Higher Education Commission, Pakistan has initiated the Thematic Research Grant Programme in 2009 to address the contemporary issues of the country. The research scholars who have theoretical, conceptual, methodological and policy orientation background may apply for grants under subject programme. The research projects may belong to any one of the Social Sciences & Humanities disciplines or may be interdisciplinary in nature. Groups or individual Researchers from Public/ Private sector universities can submit their proposals against one of the following themes :


1.      Sustainable Human Development, poverty and Inequality

2.      Costs and opportunities of Pakistan's changing age structure : Demographic dividend, aging and urbanization

3.      The State in Pakistan : Internal and External Challenges

4.      Ensuring human rights and cultural diversity : The role of media and civil society


  • Eligibility


  • All Faculty Members & Researchers holding full time position of Public Sector Universities
  • All Faculty Members & Researchers holding full time position of following selected Private Sector Universities


1.    Aga Khan University, Karachi

2.    Baqai Medical University, Karachi

3.    Beaconhouse National University, Lahore

4.    Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education, Karachi

5.    Forman Christian College, Lahore

6.    Foundation University, Islamabad

7.    GIK Institute of Engineering & Technology, Topi

8.    Indus Institute of Higher Education, Karachi

9.    Institute of Business and Technology, Karachi

10.  Institute of Business Management, Karachi

11.  Iqra University

12.  Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore

13.  National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (FAST), Islamabad

14.  Riphah International University, Islamabad

15.  Sarhad University of Science & Information Technology, Peshawar

16.  Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology (SZABIST)

17.  The University of Faisalabad

18.  The University of Lahore

19.  University of Management Technology, Lahore

20.  Zia ud Din University, Karachi

21.  Isra University, Hyderabad


  • Financial Assistance


HEC Provides research grants to a maximum of Rs.10 million for each research project. (depending upon the Impact Factor of Principal Investigator)


  •  Procedure

Research Proposals submitted to HEC for funding will be evaluated by a group of expert. Seminar presentation by Principal Investigators may be held of shortlisted research proposals.


  •  Duration

Grants will be awarded for one year only.


  •  Submission

Kindly send four copies of application duly recommended by the Head of institution (e.g. Universities/ DAIs/ Research institutes)




focal person



Dr. Muhammad Tahir Ali Shah

Deputy Director (Academics),

Higher Education Commission

H-9, Islamabad

Phone: (051) 90402116

Fax: (051) 90402110

E-mail: tshah@hec.gov.pk

Website: www.hec.gov.pk


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