- To encourage research in all disciplines.
- To strengthen the indigenous capacity and reduce exodus of talent from the country.
HEC Provides research grants to a maximum of Rs. 20.00 million, the amount to which a researcher is eligible is conditional with his impact factor.
Principal Investigator will run only two projects simultaneously either there cost will be within the eligible amount or less as per his impact factor.
Purpose and Nature
Research grants are awarded on competitive merit for high-level and promising scientific research projects to be carried out in by university teachers. The purpose of these grants is to promote scientific research in areas relevant to national needs.
The Research Grants Program provides support for research projects in all disciplines of Science, Engineering and Technology, Social Sciences, and Humanities.
A research grant will normally be provided for a maximum period upto three years. However, there is no restriction on the lower limit.
Eligibility and Qualification
The applicant (Principal Investigator, PI) should be a full time faculty member of a university. He/she should have an advanced academic degree and relevant research experience.
HEC has designated focal points in all disciplines / sub disciplines. They are the top experts in their fields. All research grants proposals are forwarded to these focal points for evaluation by at least three experts. Focal points will do initial screening of the projects sent to them by HEC. In case they do not consider a project suitable for funding, they can reject the project at their level or send it back to HEC for revision by PI, if they so desire.
The comments of focal points and reviewers are considered as the final decision in the case.
Categorization of Research
Please identify your research in following categorization
· basic research
· applied research
· community/social research
· thematic research
· Commercialized/industrial research
Research proposal should be in following fields of studies; Social Sciences, Management Sciences, Humanities, Basic Sciences, Natural Sciences, Medical Sciences, Engineering & Technology and Agricultural Sciences.