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​​​The project offers 1000 fellowships over a span of 5 years. These fellowships are offered on open merit at the national level. Seventy percent slots are reserved for faculty members of public sector universities and institutes, private universities are given 15 percent slots and 15 percent of these slots are kept for public sector R&D organizations (recognized by Pakistan Council of Science and Technology).


Applications are open for intake. Eligible candidates are encouraged to apply through online portal along with following documents​.

  • ​Research Proposal as per format (Click here to download Pdf format) (msword format)
  • Valid Invitation/acceptance letter in the relevant field from top 200 QS world-ranked universities. The letter must be on University letterhead duly signed by the host supervisor/ authorized official of the concerned university clearly indicating the name of the host supervisor.  The letter dated within the last six months will be considered valid. However, the recipients will be required to ensure that the offer is also confirmed on the online portal as and when opened for this purpose.
  • Host supervisor CV
  • Updated/ accurate self CV
  • Updated Profile on HEC online portal i.e personal profile, education, employment history, publications.
  • Five years' recognized experience in the online profile at HEC in case of foreign PhD.
  • NOC from relevant section(s) of HEC in case any scholarships/financial support/research grant (as PI or Co-PI) has been availed/ is being availed from HEC (Conditional NOC will not be accepted).
  • Attested Ph.D. Degree/ Foreign Ph.D. degree & transcript with authentic translation
  • Equivalence Certificate (in case of foreign Ph.D.)
  • Duty Resumption Notification (Only for the applicants who have completed Ph.D. during service after obtaining study leave)
  • Experience Certificates (Only for foreign Ph.D. degree holders in support of their claim of five years' recognized work experience)
  • NOC from employer clearly stating that you are a regular employee and can avail at least 9 months leave in case of selection.

Please carefully read all pages for complete details. Please also note that the portal will be opened for a specific duration according to Pakistan Standard Time (PST) and the last date will not be extended in any case. Therefore, please submit the application as soon as the advertisement is floated. It is worth mentioning that ONLY applications submitted on​​​ will be considered for further processing.

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