Services for Faculty
​​​​  
As HEC we offer a number of services designed especially for faculty staff to help and support your​ career path​, simply select one form the list below to find out more.

 

 

Thematic Research Grants ProgramThematic Research Grants Program<div style="text-align:justify;"><p style="text-align:justify;">Higher education sector of Pakistan has been playing an important role in improving the quality of teaching and developing research culture through innovative ways. Realizing the need of ensuring the concept of knowledge economy in true sense it initiated different incentivized programs in both the public and private sector universities/institutions to motivate and encourage the potential researchers in almost all disciplines. However, besides its focus on promoting research culture in sciences it also concentrated on promoting research culture in social sciences. It, hence, intends to encourage the creative and talented faculty members to probe into those areas (see the different thematic areas in attachment) that check the growth, development and progress of Pakistan. Such encouragement not only helps in addressing the key issues paralyzing the status of Pakistan but also unearthing those possible case studies and details which can be translated into national policies and goals achievements. Furthermore, thematic research program in social sciences aims to discourage the on-going brain drain and utilizing the innovative thinking of researchers. The following are the SOPs of the Thematic Grants Program [TRGP- 2016-17] </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Objectives:</strong> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">TGRP 2016-17 intends to: </p><p style="text-align:justify;">a) Address all such issues that discourage the pace of Pakistan in encountering the developed world; </p><p style="text-align:justify;">b) Identify all those possible avenues which can ensure the concept of innovation and commercialization of research output; </p><p style="text-align:justify;">c) Showcase material and other details or, in other words, profile of Pakistan vis-à-vis other countries, if required, for understanding of the readers, academics, policy makers as well as for developing holistic development strategies; </p><p style="text-align:justify;">d) Encourage diversity based researches to help develop grounded and feasible understanding of the issues through diverse lenses.   </p><p style="text-align:justify;">e) Ensure continuity, implementation, and institutionalization of previous research done under Thematic Research Grant Program. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">f) Converting the earlier research into policies, programs, interventions, electronic and training materials, degree programs, diploma courses, and publications, for wider dissemination and application.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><br></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Research Themes:</strong> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Theme-1:  Pakistan: The Land and People. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Theme-2: Constitution, Government and Politics. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Theme-3:  The Internal and External Challenges and Opportunities. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Theme-4:  State, Society and Culture. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Theme-5:  The New Role and Emerging Status of Pakistan. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Theme-6:  Education and Development.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Theme-7:  Communication and Traditional/Main Stream and New Media. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Theme-8:  Literature and Language / Linguistics. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Theme-9: National Harmony and integration. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Theme-10: General/ Miscellaneous.   </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><br></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Amount and Budget Estimates:</strong>  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Maximum funding would be up to Rs.10.0 million for each research project. The proposed budget will be submitted on a separate sheet in the approved format provided along with the Application Form. If more than one institute is involved, the budget must clearly state the cash/kind inputs by and expenses for each institute in respect of all cost-heads.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">PI shall provide budget details along with justifications for each budget head as prescribed in the Application Form. The contingencies shall not exceed 10% of the total project budget. No additional budget shall be provided in case of any change in circumstances. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><br></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Duration:</strong>  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Grants will be awarded for one year only to the applicants/proposals fulfilling the HEC Thematic Research Grants Criteria provided with Application Form and available at <a href="/site/thematic">http://hec.gov.pk/site/thematic</a>   </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In case of adverse circumstances, the application of P.I. for extension in project period may be considered on case to case basis.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">If the project proposal is funded, the institution will be responsible for the administration of the grant. No funds will be paid directly to the individuals.​</p><br></div>28-11-2016 05:26:54<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-14.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/trgp
HEC Outstanding Research AwardsHEC Outstanding Research Awards<p style="text-align:justify;">The HEC Outstanding Research Awards program aims to recognize and reward the achievements of Pakistani researchers/scholars for research, innovation and publication in all fields of study. The objectives of these awards are to acknowledge the high performance of the Pakistani faculty and researchers and thus promote a competitive research culture in higher education and R&D institutions.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p>The program awards individuals in the following categories every year: </p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><strong> Award Category</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><strong> No. of Awards / year</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> Best Research Paper*</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="text-align:left;">  37</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> Best Young Research Scholar</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">  9</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> Best Innovator</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">  1</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> Best Book</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">  9</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong> Total</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>  56</strong></td></tr></tbody></table><p><span style="font-size:10pt;">*Cash award for "Best Research Paper" will be distributed equally among all Pakistani authors of the paper.</span></p><p> </p><p><strong>The Awards are given for the following disciplines: </strong> </p><ul><li>Natural Sciences</li><li>Biological Sciences</li><li>Agricultural Sciences</li><li>Health Sciences</li><li>Pure Engineering</li><li>Computer Science/ Engineering</li><li>Social Sciences</li><li>Management Sciences</li><li>Arts / Humanities / Languages</li></ul><p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5" style="font-size:15px;"><strong style="font-size:15px;">Deadline</strong> for submission of application for HEC Outstanding Research Awards 2015/2016 is <strong style="font-size:15px;">25<sup>th</sup> January, 2017</strong></span></p>13-07-2016 09:09:25<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-09.png" width="300" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/HEC Outstanding Research Awards
HEC Research Travel GrantHEC Research Travel Grant<p style="text-align:justify;">Academic events are significant for professional development of researchers and scholars. They serve as a source for guidance, exposure, knowledge sharing, developing linkages, and problem solving. Academic Conferences, Seminars and Symposia provide opportunities for academicians to help understand the latest developments in their field, while creating opportunities for future academic collaborations. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Such events are the cornerstone of the academic environment. To cultivate this environment, the Higher Education Commission has set up a special Research Travel Grant Program for university faculty and PhD scholars at Pakistani Universities. Under this program, an academic selected to present work at a national or international academic event, is eligible to seek funding from HEC. Through provision of airfare, this grant also facilitates Pakistanis proceeding abroad to pursue Doctoral and Post-doctoral studies at foreign universities, and for foreign visits under Culture Exchange Programs. </p><p><strong>Objectives: </strong></p><ul style="text-align:justify;"><li>To extend financial assistance to faculty and scholars from public and private universities and degree awarding institutes to present their research work at national and international events.</li><li>To share academic and research experiences at national as well as international level.</li><li>To share scientific ideas with national and international research community and get exposed to the latest trends and techniques in the relevant field of study.</li><li>To explore opportunities for national and international academic collaborations.</li></ul><p>For further details, please contact:</p><p> <strong>Mr. Aziz ur Rehman, Assistant Director (R&D)</strong> </p><p><a href="mailto:farehman@hec.gov.pk"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">arehman@hec.gov.pk</span></a> </p>13-07-2016 09:46:54<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-14.png" width="275" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/HEC Research Travel Grant
Start-Up Research Grant ProgramStart-Up Research Grant Program<p style="text-align:justify;">Start-Up Research Grant Program (SRGP) is designed to assist the fresh PhD holders to establish research facilities upon joining higher education institutions as faculty members. The program enables the newly appointed PhD faculty to setup basic research infrastructure to start research activities without delay. The program helps to engage both the faculty and students in research through provision of financial assistance and basic lab/experimental facilities. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Important: </strong></p><ul style="text-align:justify;"><li>New Policy has been implemented from 1st December 2015. No new application received on old format will be entertained. </li><li>Principal Investigator has only one chance to apply for the SRGP & incomplete application will not be entertained. </li><li>Faculty Members eligible to apply under SRGP are: </li></ul><ul style="text-align:justify;"><li>Fresh PhD degree holder joining on IPFP, TTS, BPS or long term regular contract (minimum for a period of one year) while visiting faculty is not eligible to apply under SRGP. </li><li>Joining Public Sector University/Institution or Private Sector University /Institution eligible for Public Funding (list is available on website). </li><li>A fresh PhD degree holder means a doctor having PhD degree completed within two years from the date of application for SRGP.</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Experienced faculty members/researcher or Faculty of Private Institutions are not eligible for Government funding as well as visiting or short term faculty are not eligible for SRGP.</p>13-07-2016 11:12:41<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-12.png" width="272" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/Start-Up Research Grant Program
Plagiarism PolicyPlagiarism Policy<p>​Plagiarism</p><p>Chambers Dictionary defines a plagiarist as a kind of thief –</p><p>"one who steals the thoughts or writings of others and gives them out as his [sic] own".</p><p> When this is also used for gain – in the University to gain credits for a module or modules – then an additional dimension of dishonesty is added.</p><ul><li><a href="/english/services/faculty/Documents/Plagiarism/Little%20Book%20of%20Plagiarism.pdf">The Little Book of Plagiarism</a></li><li><a href="/english/services/faculty/Documents/Plagiarism/Plagiarism%20Policy.pdf"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Plagiarism Policy</span></a></li><li><a href="/english/services/faculty/Documents/Plagiarism/Notification%20(Update).jpg">Updates on Plagiarism Policy (Notification)</a></li><li><a href="/english/services/faculty/Documents/Plagiarism/Time%20bound%20SOPs%20for%20Plagiarism%20Cases.pdf"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">SOPs for Procesing of Plagiarism Complaints</span></a></li><li><a href="/english/services/faculty/Documents/Plagiarism/How%20does%20HEC%20deals%20with%20Plagiarism%20Cases.pdf"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">How does HEC deals with Plagiarism- A process note</span></a></li><li><a href="/english/services/faculty/Documents/Plagiarism/Guidelines%20on%20Turnitin.pdf"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Turnitin Guidelines </span></a></li><li>Turnitin Training Videos (<a href="http://www.turnitin.com/en_int/training/instructor-training"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Instructor Videos</span></a>, <a href="http://www.turnitin.com/en_int/training/student-training"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Student Videos</span></a>, <a href="http://www.turnitin.com/en_int/training/administrator-training"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Administrator Videos</span></a>, <a href="http://go.turnitin.com/training/live/intl"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Live Expert </span></a>)</li><li><a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGlzYWVJZy16UUs5Vmh3X3I0WWpXWHc6MQ"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Turnitin Weekly Demonstration</span></a> </li><li><a href="/english/services/faculty/Documents/Plagiarism/Check%20List%20for%20University%20PSC%20(December%2010,%202015).pdf"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Checklist for Plagiarism Standing Committee of the University</span></a></li><li><a href="http://goo.gl/forms/Sspl4ub6Xg"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Suggestions/ Queries/ Complaints</span></a></li></ul><p></p>22-09-2016 06:20:55<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-03.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/Plagiarism
PERIDOT Research ProgramPERIDOT Research Program<p>​​​​</p><p style="text-align:justify;">PERIDOT is the Franco-Pakistani Hubert Curien Partnership (PHC) Program providing opportunities to Pakistani and French researchers to interact for joint research activities. The program is implemented in Pakistan by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and in France, jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (MAEDI) and the Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MESR). The objective of this program is to develop new scientific and technological cooperation between French and Pakistani higher education institutions/research laboratories by supporting the mobility of researchers from both sides.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">​The priority areas in 2017 are;</p><ul><li>Health<br></li><li>Energy<br></li><li>Cli<span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">mate Change</span><br></li><li>Arch<span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">eology/Heritage</span><br></li><li>Wa<span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">ter</span><br></li></ul><p><strong style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">​Deadline date for submission of research proposals is 3</strong><strong style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;"><sup>rd</sup></strong><strong style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;"> February, 2017</strong><br></p>17-08-2016 12:00:33<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/peridot
Master Trainers Faculty Development ProgramMaster Trainers Faculty Development Program<p><strong>There are two Master Trainer Faculty Development Programs:</strong></p><ol><li>Master Trainer Faculty Professional Development Program</li><li>Training Effectiveness Program for MT-FPDP Alumni at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand</li></ol><p><strong></strong> </p><p><strong>MASTER TRAINERS-FACULTY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM:</strong></p><p>This program is up to 8 weeks long and is a fully sponsored national in-service residential Master Trainer's professional teaching certificate program. It is held at LID Islamabad and is designed for Higher Education teaching faculty to develop their research and professional skills.</p><p> </p><p>Twenty-one such batches of MT-FPDP have been organized so far by the Learning Innovation Division. Faculty members of different public and HEC-funded private sector universities received professional certification for teaching, research, and management skills. Master Trainers lead a similar training in their respective institutions. </p><p> </p><p>To date, 783 HEI faculty members have received this training and are serving as Master Trainers in their respective institutions. The 28<sup>th </sup>Batch will be inaugurated in the month of July 2016.</p><p> </p><p><strong>TRAINING EFFECTIVENESS PROGRAM FOR MT-FPDP ALUMNI AT THE ASIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, THAILAND:</strong></p><p>This is an exclusive three-week international program meant as a follow-up training for the best performing alumni of the Master Trainer Faculty Professional Development Program (MT-FPDP). The program aims to further expose them to international academic practices and research, and to build their capacity to run the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Centers at their universities.</p><p> </p><p>This training program is conducted at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. Trainees receive in-depth skill enhancement orientations from world-renowned experts. 145 Master Trainers have so far attended the Training Effectiveness Program at AIT Extension since 2011.</p>18-07-2016 03:54:38<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-02.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/FPDP
Hiring of Foreign FacultyHiring of Foreign Faculty<p style="text-align:justify;">The HEC has developed a number of faculty hiring programmes focused to ease the critical shortage of qualified faculty in the public sector institutions of higher education. These programmes will also help increase the number of skilled and experienced teachers to teach at institutions that will produce fine engineers and scientists across a broad range of disciplines.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Through the Faculty Hiring Programme, the HEC aspires to bring a positive change in the culture of higher education institutions in all domains of academic activities including development of infrastructure; academic standards; curriculum; knowledge dissemination through refined teaching/examination/grading methodologies; industry-academia linkage; international collaborative research and fine supervisory acumen which results in creation of knowledge. There has been considerable progress in the targeted areas due to these faculty hiring programmes.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The programme will develop links between local and foreign institutions, encouraging long-term sustainable scientific collaborations. Foreign faculty members will be expected to supervise world class graduate level research and deliver cutting-edge graduate level courses in their academic disciplines.</p>05-08-2016 07:55:52<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-13.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/FFHP
The Modern University Governance Program for University ManagementThe Modern University Governance Program for University Management<p style="text-align:justify;">The Modern University Governance Program for University Management (MUG) aims to equip university management with the latest governance tools, and to bridge the gap between management and academia.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The first activity was held for the top management of the universities when LID and AIT Bangkok jointly conducted the first-ever two-week workshop on Good Governance for 21st Century from 22nd May –June 01, 2007. The workshop focused on good governance models and holistic strategic management principles, and was attended by 12 university VCs and two senior registrars. The workshop also included visits and meetings at leading Thai universities and technology parks, and related research organizations. During the visit, further MOUs were signed between individual universities and VCs of Pakistan.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Following the success of the program, the HEC decided with the support of all heads of HEIs to start a regular in-service program titled Modern University Governance Program for University Management (MUG) for all tiers of university management.  Since then, LID has been implementing activities at regular intervals according to the following framework:</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Main activities of MUG program are:</p><ol><li>Orientation Leadership Training Program for Newly Inducted Vice Chancellor HEIs of Pakistan</li><li>Leadership Training Program for Newly Inducted Vice Chancellor HEIs of Pakistan</li><li>Leadership Training Program for Senior Management HEIs of Pakistan</li><li>Strategic Management Workshops for Senior Management HEIs of Pakistan<span style="text-decoration:underline;"> </span><br><br> </li></ol><p style="text-align:justify;">The staff trainings are designed to equip university management with an understanding of generic and specified areas such as:</p><ul><li>Good governance models, tools and techniques</li><li>Principles of management</li><li>Leadership and management</li><li>Strategic management and policy planning, implementation and evaluation</li><li>Public policy</li><li>Monitoring and evaluation</li><li>Principals of audit and accounting</li><li>Financial management</li><li>Project management </li><li>PMBOK international modules</li><li>Ethics and corporate /social responsibility etc</li><li>Professional communication</li><li>Media advocacy</li><li>Proficiency in English for professional settings</li><li>Effective use of ICT in professional environment</li><li>Emotional intelligence (EQ vs IQ)</li><li>Time and stress management</li><li>Problem solving and decision making</li><li>Result based management</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">​​​How can universities conduct the program?</p><p style="text-align:justify;">This program is ideal for university management as well as faculty members who are working on management-related tasks by their respective universities. To enrich the learning process, LID arranges skilled resource persons, who share their experience and knowledge gathered from the latest academic content and research. Our program also provides excellent networking opportunities with faculty members from all over the country. We also introduced a video conferencing facility to our program if required for national and international dialogues and seminars.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The MUG Program is conducted both by HEC as well as sponsored by LID to be arranged at the doorsteps of universities. In this regard the TOR can be accented as guidelines to initiate the process OR the program coordinator be approached.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Future additional Targets Goals:</p><ul><li>Development of Career Counseling Centers and Trainings for HEIs staff </li><li>Self-Generation Programs / Trainings for HEIs </li><li>HEC staff capacity building trainings </li><li>Indigenous On Campus Training Program (IOT) for all level of HEIs Staff</li></ul>18-07-2016 04:16:04<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-09.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/MUGUA
Pakistan Program for Collaborative ResearchPakistan Program for Collaborative Research<p style="text-align:justify;">Pakistan Programme for Collaborative Research allows for university faculty working in Pakistan to go abroad or for researchers from technological advanced countries to come to Pakistan. Preference is given to faculty members visiting foreign institutions that have recognized excellence in the relevant research area. The visits can last between one to four weeks but can be extended to more than four months in case of sabbaticals. The visits are limited to one person (the visiting fellow) going to one institute/department in the host institution. The visiting fellow and a person from the host institution (the host) are co-applicants of the proposal. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The main aim of this funding, which is open to all fields of research, is to initiate or to consolidate international collaborations. To reach this aim, short research activity between the host institution and the visiting fellow should be carried out during the stay. </p><p>Preference will be given to activities that will support:</p><ol style="text-align:justify;"><li>Submission of papers to peer-reviewed scientific journals (co-authored by the visiting fellow and the host). The paper must be an effort of the joint research work being carried out by the applicants. </li><li>Preparation of joint research proposals to be submitted to funding bodies. There must be previous communication with the applicant on the matter.</li><li>Training for lab techniques in Pakistan for postgraduate students. </li><li>Scientific or academic sabbatical in Pakistani universities.</li><li>Curriculum review by the Pakistani universities and/or HEC.</li><li>Academic consultancy to review of processes and procedures in the universities and/or HEC.</li></ol><p style="text-align:justify;">The aim is to have an exchange of knowledge that is beneficial to both co-applicants. The attendance of congresses, conferences, workshops, seminars or talks is not envisioned in this programme.  </p>13-07-2016 10:01:59<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-12.png" width="274" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/Pakistan Program for Collaborative Research

 

 

/english/services/students/Pages/default.aspxHEC Services for Students
/english/services/faculty/Pages/default.aspxHEC Services for Faculty
/english/services/universities/Pages/default.aspxHEC Services for Universities