Funding (Foreign Faculty to Pakistan)
The Higher Education Commission will pay at the following rates:
- For short visit (minimum 2 weeks), honorarium will be paid at the rate of US$ 100 per Diem.
- For academic Sabbatical (12-16 weeks), honorarium will be paid at the rate of US$ 2000 - 3000 per month depending upon credentials of the faculty.
Assistant Professor or Equivalent
2000 US $
Associate Professor or Equivalent
2500 US $
Full Professor or Equivalent
3000 US $
Funding (Pakistani Faculty to Foreign)
Air Travel - Economy class return air ticket by the most direct and economical route.
Accommodation - charges will be paid at prescribed rate per night for visiting days plus one day, maximum of 2-16 weeks.
Daily Allowance – half of the daily allowance as per government rules for various countries.
The current limits for the above heads are:
Current (2019) Budgetary Limit
Economy class return air ticket by the most direct and economical route
United States of America
Europe & Africa
Australia, Japan & Far East
Turkey & Middle East
Iran & Bangladesh
China & Russia
Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia & Nepal
Central Asian Countries
US$ 100 per night
Half of the daily allowance as per government rules
The fund is not intended to support courses [such as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) or other courses] which are not linked to a research program/ project as outlined in the application.
The purpose of the fund is not intended to support coursework towards obtaining Postgraduate degree certificates by staff who are registered at universities.
Any publication/document resulting must acknowledge the support by the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan.