Eligibility Criteria
General Eligibility
  • The applicant has never been blacklisted by HEC
  • The applicant/publication has not received the same award earlier
  • None of the publications on Applicant/Authors’ credit is plagiarized as per HEC plagiarism policy
a) Best Researcher
  • The applicant must be resident of Pakistan for at least three years on 1st January 2021
b) Best Young Researcher
  • The applicant must be under 40 years of age on 1st January 2021
  • The applicant must be a resident of Pakistan for at least one year on 1st January 2021
c) Best Publication
  • The publication must be a scholarly book or journal article.
  • The publication must not be more than three years before 1st January 2021
  • The publication must be written by no more than three authors
  • All authors must be residents of Pakistan for at least three years on 1st January 2021
  • Research articles only published in a W-category journal in HEC Journal Recognition System (HJRS) are eligible
  • Research articles must have a minimum citation count of 100
  • Publications (including extended version of a paper) that have previously been submitted for the same category of the award are not eligible for resubmission viii. Books must be published by a recognized academic press as defined by HEC.