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National Research Program for Universities

Dear faculty members,

We are pleased to share with you the opportunity to avail the NATIONAL RESEARCH PROGRAM FOR UNIVERSITIES by Higher Education Commission(HEC), Pakistan to meet the current challenges of researchers working in local universities/DAIs of Pakistan.

In order to promote the R&D with facilitation, HEC is running the National Research Program for Universities (NRPU) as per researcher's needs/requirements. The grant is available to:
full-time regular faculty members (BPS or TTS) or on contact not less than project life of any public sector university/DAIs or private sector university/DAIs eligible for public funding .
he/she should have an advance academic degree & relevant experience (PhD or M.Phil/MS) and working as academician/researcher but not as administrator .

The deadline to submit the application is Friday, October 20, 2017.

Please find the details below and feel free to contact us in case of any concern.

Kind regards,
Shehreena

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National Research Program for Universities (NRPU)
Dearth of research literature/equipment is a major impediment to the productivity of many creative and talented faculty members/researchers in all disciplines in universities/degree awarding institutions. In most cases, researchers need substantial financial support for research projects to allow them in their research pursuits.

In the absence of such facilities researchers, specifically the younger ones, are discouraged and are forced to seek better opportunities in developed countries. To avoid this brain drain, the HEC has initiated a research grant program under which creative researchers are awarded research grants.

Application Deadline: Friday, October 20, 2017

Eligibility Criteria
1. The applicant has to be a full-time regular faculty member (BPS or TTS) or on contact not less than project life of any public sector university/DAIs or private sector university/DAIs eligible for public funding. He/she should have an advance academic degree & relevant experience (PhD or M.Phil/MS) and working as academician/researcher but not as administrator .
2. Period of execution of the Research project should not be exceeding three (03) years
3. Maximum funding under NRPU may be up to Rs. 20 million. However, the permissible limit for funding is linked with a cumulative Impact Factor of the PI, as mentioned in the NRPU Application Form 2017.
4. Applicant can execute or submit only two (2) research projects simultaneously under any of HEC funded research grant programs either under NRPU or UITSP or TDF or TRGP or Pak-US etc. (either ongoing, submitted, under review, etc).

Application Procedure
1. The applicants will submit their research proposals online through HEC web portal http://eportal.hec.gov.pk on or before October 20, 2017.
2. The Principal Investigator (PI) has to submit one complete set of original hard copy of the proposal duly singed from all relevant authorities of the university along with soft copy of duly filled Application Form 2017 (enclosed in the email) to the Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) to make it available - via surface mail/Special Messenger- along with complete record of all the proposals to Director (R&D), HEC on or before 20-10-2017 .
3. The PI/ applicant has to be a full-time regular faculty member (BPS or TTS) or on contact not less than project life of any public sector university/DAIs or private sector university/DAIs eligible for public funding (list of 29 private sector universities/DAIs is given in Eligibility Criteria section).
4. Period of execution of the Research project should not be exceeding three years
5. Maximum funding under NRPU may be up to 20 million, however, permissible limit for funding is linked with cumulative Impact Factor of the PI, as mentioned in NRPU Application Form 2017.
6. PI can execute or submit only two (2) research projects simultaneously under NRPU.

Any application will not be considered if
1. Incomplete filled
2. Filed on outdated Application Forms
3. Original hard copy of proposal doesn't reach R&D Division of HEC on or before the closing date, 20-10-2017.
4. PI is executing any NRPU project whose completion is delayed by three (03) years.
5. PI is currently executing or has submitted two or more NRPU projects simultaneously for consideration.
6. PI has been blacklisted by HEC.
7. Applications are directly submitted to HEC, bypassing ORIC Office of the respective university.
8. Application forms are not signed/countersigned/endorsed by head of institution, vice chancellor/Rector/Director of DAIs.
9. CV of PI or Co-PI are not attached.
10. Quotations of required equipment, worth over Rs. 0.1 Million are not attached.
11. Report generated by Turnitin is not attached.
12. A clearance certificate from Institutional Bioethics Committee (IBC) of the university/DAI concerned (if required) is not attached.
13. Industrial support letter (if required) is not attached.
14. Copy of appointment letter is not attached.
15. Proposal has already been submitted under "Thematic Research Grants Programme 2017-18" for funding.
Link to Official Website: http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/universities/nrpu/Pages/Introduction.aspx

- Application Form
- Expenditure Statement - 1st year
- Expenditure Statement - 2nd year
- Expenditure Statement - 3rd year
- Review Report
- Agreement of NRPU
- Review form for Annual Progress Report
- Performa for Completed NRPU Projects
- Form for Research outcome
- Revision under taking Form
- Checklist
- MS Excel Sheet
- Covering Report
- Call for Research Proposals