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PERIDOT Research Program

​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 its 7 phase till 2021. In last 7th phases four 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:

  • Agricultural Productivity and Food Security, Nutrition   
  • Health Sciences
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Innovative Governance and Reforms