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PERIDOT Research Program

Applications for 11th Phase will be opened for fresh intake in July 2024​​

PERIDOT is the Franco-Pakistani Hubert Curien Partnership (PHC) Program providing opportunities to Pakistani and French researchers to interact for joint research activities. The program is implemented in Pakistan by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and in France, jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Development (MAEDI) and the Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MESRI). The objective of this program is to develop new scientific and technological cooperation between French and Pakistani higher education institutions/research laboratories by supporting the mobility of researchers from both sides. The Program, launched in 2014, proceeded to its 10th phase till 2023. In the last phase, Three mobility partnerships have been approved.​

PERIDOT awardees will be selected competitively using a merit-based, independent, transparent evaluation and selection process based upon international standards. The process is described in the Sections below:

Priority Thematic Areas:

This mobility grant is focused on supporting research in any of the identified priority areas/disciplines, including:

  • Sustainable Energy, Environment and Climate change
  • Agriculture, Food Security and Health
  • Entrepreneurship, Humanities & Social Sciences

Note: Projects on social challenges of environmental issues shall be strongly encouraged