Eligibility Criteria

  1. The applicant should be Pakistani/AJK national.
  2. The applicant must have relevant PhD degree from HEC recognized Foreign /Pakistani University / Degree Awarding Institutes.
  3. Scholars are eligible to apply for the programme after completion of their PhD degree and provision of a duly attested PhD degree with the following conditions:
    1. In case of local PhD degree, upon provision of "HEC Attested" copy of PhD degree.
    2. In case of Foreign PhD degree: Upon provision of "Equivalence Certificate" of PhD degrees from the HEC Equivalence Cell dully attested by Gazette officer.     
  4. It is mandatory that the applicant may opt and will be placed in the university/DAIs other than PhD awarded University /DAIs.
  5. The applicant having any regular /contract job in public department can not apply for the subject program. The applications from scholar serving a Private Department or doing part time jobs will be entertained & processed until the university consent is received. After which the applicant which the applicant will have to resign from his /her existing private/part time job and submit the clearance certificate before receiving offer letter under IPFP.
  6. The applicant must obtained PhD degree within past four (04) years at the time of submission of application.
  7. The maximum age limit for the applicant is 45 years at the time of submission of application. No age relaxation can be granted in any case.
  8. Preference will be given to those who have recently completed their PhD at the date of application.
  9. HEC Scholars are required to produce NOC from their concerned scholarship section, prior to applying for IPFP.
  10. HEC will encourage to place IPFP members to only those universities/DAIs whose absorption rate of retaining them as their faculty member is maximum /high.
  11. HEC will analysis the need of discipline/subject as per university requirement before placing them under IPFP.