Eligibility Criteria

The applicant:

  • Should be a Pakistani / AJK national
  • Maximum age at the time of applying 40 years.
  • Must be unemployed. Those with sub-optimal jobs (e.g., irregular, contract jobs) may also be allowed to apply. If selected, they will have to resign and submit a clearance certificate. Exceptions are non-gazetted employees (i.e., not on BPS 17 or above) who wish to retain their lien.
  • Having PhD degree from a Pakistani university or an HEC-recognized foreign university
  • PhD completed within the past two 2 years.
  • Must have at least two research publications in HEC-recognized journals or indexed journals.
  • Must submit HEC-attested copy of PhD degree, or equivalence certificate of PhD degree from HEC Equivalence Cell in case of foreign degree.