Call for proposal for National Research Program for Universities (2021-2022) is now open. Applications can be submitted through online portal research.hec.gov.pk.
Last date for submission of Full Project Proposal (FPP) is 7.05.2021 (11.59 PM Pakistan Standard Time)
Note: The deadline for submission of applications for NRPU has been extended until 7th May, due to the several requests received by the applicants. However, it will not be possible to consider further extension due to a very tight schedule of our review cycle.
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.