HEC to fund creative problem solvers

The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) was established in 1947 and is governed by Mukhtar Ahmed,The chairman of HEC.It is a constitutionally established institution for primary funding recognized by the Government with an annual budget of Rs 57.4 billion.It aims to develop a culture of enterpreneurship regulating higher education efforts in Pakistan.

It is recoginized by UGC, according to the new and revised forms, and is responsible for the upbringing and provision of merit-based scholarships, academic degrees and uplifting of new institutions to meet the international levels of education.Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan took an initiative to finance proposals of research on certain aspects.The proposals shall be submitted by PhD scholars who have completed their PhD and have a firm grasp on research in the following specified areas:

-Information and Technology /Computers
-Micro Electronics
-Biotechnology (in health, agriculture, textile, dairy etc.)
-Material Sciences/Man Made Material
-Telecommunication
-Robotics
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The proposals need to be academic and industrial in nature.The applicant should be a problem solver who aims to create solutions for the economic environment and should also be able to identify a sizeable new market opportunity.

Eligibility criteria:
Any researcher having an idea or has done initial research for product development is eligible to apply for this technology development grant. She /He would be required to submit proposal in collaboration with prospective industry, who can take up the product for its commercialization and marketing.

Duration of project:
Length of each project will be for a period of time that would not exceed two years.

How to Apply:
​The applicants have to submit their research proposals on prescribed forms to the Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) / Research Office/Registrar Office of their respective universities/DAIs. The ORIC/ Research Office/Registrar Office will initially scrutinize the proposals and then send to HEC on or before December 2016.
Forms are available on the website.
Contact:
It’s head office is in Islamabad and it’s regional centres in Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta.

About the Contributor :
Khadija Fatima is a research associate at Perspective and a student of medical science.


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