Dearth of research literature/equipment is a major impediment to the productivity of many creative and talented faculty members/researchers in all disciplines in universities/degree awarding institutions. In most cases, researchers need substantial financial support for research projects to allow them in their research pursuits.
In the absence of such facilities researchers, specifically the younger ones, are discouraged and are forced to seek better opportunities in developed countries. To avoid this brain drain, the HEC has initiated a research grant program under which creative researchers are awarded research grants.
To meet the current challenges of researchers working in local universities/DAIs of Pakistan and to promote the R&D with facilitation, HEC is running the National Research Program for Universities (NRPU) as per researcher's needs/requirements. Following are the existing guidelines of NRPU that have been modified from time to time to address different aspects.
Interested individuals should see the following guidelines if they wish to apply.
[Research Grants Form/Application Form 2016]
How to process NRPU application 2016
Instruction for the ORIC/Research Office/Registrar Office of your university on how to process NRPU application 2016, after collecting from their faculty, are as under:
a) ORIC/Research Office/Registrar Office will prepare a list of all proposals on the MS Excel sheet (click for specimen)
b) ORIC/Research Office/Registrar Office will assign same serial number to soft copy of the proposal as to its hard copy.
c) Soft copies of all the proposals will be provided to HEC on Flash Drive after assigning same serial number to each soft copy of proposal as on its hard copy.
d) ORIC/Research Office/Registrar Office will submit all proposals (hard & soft on flash drive) after collecting from faculty along with the list (on MS Excel sheet) to HEC on or before 10-5-2015, via a special messenger or TCS or any means feasible for university.