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HEC Invites Research Proposals for Mobility Grant

ISLAMABAD (September 27, 2018): The Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan has invited joint research proposals from Pakistani faculty members of public as well as approved private universities for award of mobility grant under Phase-V of its Pak-France PERIDOT Research Programme.

The five priority areas of research promoted under the programme include energy, health, human & social sciences, climate change/environmental sciences, and water. Deadline for the submission of applications is November 16, 2018.

The applications received under the call for Phase-V proposals will be assessed through a rigorous joint evaluation process, after which the outperforming proposals will be awarded with the grant. To avail this opportunity, applicants are required to hold a full-time faculty position at public or HEC approved private universities. The major cost of the project will be borne by the participating universities from Pakistan and France. It is pertinent to mention here that the programme will only provide funding for travel and living expenses to the researchers involved in the project.

PERIDOT is the Franco-Pakistani Hubert Curien Partnership (PHC) providing opportunities to Pakistani and French researchers 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 first phase of the programme was launched in 2015. So far four phases of the programme have successfully been launched wherein 25 joint research projects have been selected under the specified priority areas.

For submission of applications and further details, please visit HEC website: www.hec.gov.pk/site/peridot

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