National Research Program for Universities

​The call for proposal for National Research Program for Universities (2021-2022) is now closed. The last date for submission of the Full Project Proposal (FPP) was 7.05.2021


NRPU is a flagship Research Program of HEC for funding research grants on competitive merit for high-quality and promising scientific research projects that demonstrate strategic relevance and cast impact to the local industry and society. The program is open for contributions related to both basic and applied research. NRPU aims to stimulate scientific excellence and the advancement of knowledge by allowing researchers the freedom to formulate by themselves the research concept and method.

The NRPU grant awards will be made to the host higher education institution of the lead academic – faculty – associated with the project, and administered through the appropriate ORIC on campus. Principal Investigator should be a faculty member at higher education institution in Pakistan and encouraged to submit proposals that are collaborative in scope, with teams including junior and senior academic staff, both male and female researchers and appropriate sectoral/ industrial collaborators.  PIs are also encouraged to include students as part of the project team who have worked on the academic research underpinning the NRPU proposal.

NRPU awards will be selected competitively using a merit-based, independent and transparent evaluation and selection process based upon international standards. The process is described in the Sections below, as well as in the full Evaluation and Selection protocol available on the HEC website.



Note: For ongoing NRPU projects, please refer to the previous policy of NRPU



Last Updated: 31-05-2021 17:43



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