Eligibility Criteria

Principal Investigator (PI) must:

  • Be a  faculty member (PhD or FCPS/MCPS/FRCS) working on regular/ contract basis (contract duration equivalent to project duration) in the Higher Education Institutions (public or private) of Pakistan that are members of CPEC Consortium of Universities, as per list provided on HEC Website (List of Members of CPEC Consortium of Universities)

Project Team:

  • Must include at least one academic partner as Co-PI from Chinese HEIs  that are listed  as Members of CPEC Consortium of Universities
  • May include at least one academic partner as Co-PI from Pakistani HEIs that are not included in the list of Members of CPEC Consortium of Universities
  • May include consortia of faculty members from multiple university departments and/or multiple universities
  • May include:  private sector participants, particularly when they bring prior IP or capability to the consortium and/or significant deployment, implementation, or scale up capability
  • International collaborators from countries other than China are also encouraged particularly when they bring a unique added value to the project team
  • The detailed eligibility criteria of Institutions are available in the link (Eligibility Criteria for HEC Competitive Research Grants)