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).
To provide an opportunity to work in well-equipped research laboratories of the world and to work in new/ emerging fields.
To address the issues of retention of qualified faculty members, by the capacity building of the faculty.
To develop further foreign linkages through placement of PhD students and other researchers at the host institution.
To enhance the quality of learning and teaching across the institutions