Q: Can an applicant submit more than one proposal under the same grant?
A: No, only one proposal can be submitted by an applicant under the same grant
Q: Can a foreign national apply for ICRG?
A: All the R&D grants of HEC are open to faculty members as PI or Co-PI who are currently employed at Pakistani universities irrespective of their citizenship. In case they are not employed at Pakistani universities, they can still join the project as Co-PI but HEC will not be funding their participation.
Q: Does an applicant need to submit hard copy of application?
A: No, hard copy of an application is not required
Q: Do the Pakistani PI and the UK PI need to submit separate applications?
A: No, only single joint application needs to be submitted by the Pakistani PI on HEC online portal
Q: The financial budget guidelines are also applicable for UK budget part?
A: No, the financial guidelines available on the website only apply to Pakistani part of budget
Q: Is PhD student eligible to submit a proposal?
A: No, only faculty member is eligible to submit a proposal
Q: Is the budget template/sheet required to be submitted at PO stage?
A: Yes, the budget template is required to be submitted at Project Outline stage
Q: Is financial contribution of industry is mandatory for ICRG?
A: No, financial contribution of industry is not mandatory under ICRG
Q: Is it mandatory to include centre of excellence in relevant area of research?
A: No, it is optional
Q: It it mandatory to include non-academic partner?
A: yes, it is mandatory
Q: Can a UK PI submit the application?
A: No, the application will be submitted by the Pakistani PI
Q: Can a Co-PI be from non-university/faculty?
A: No, Co-PI will be from university faculty
Q: Can two people from different universities be PIs for the same project?
A: No, there will be one PI for the project
Q: Can there be one PI for two Projects?
Q: Can a PI be the Co-PI in other Project?
Q: will any variation to the budget indicated at stage-1 be permitted at stage-2 of the application?
A: Major variations may not be entertained at stage-2
Q: will the deadline date for proposal submission be extended?
Q: Do the quotations for budget need to be submitted at PO stage or FPP stage
A: Submitting quotations at PO stage would be highly encouraged, however it is mandatory at FPP stage.
Q: HR cost for faculty and students are much higher in UK than the cost specified in the budget guideline?
A: HEC only covers the cost for Pakistani partners. Please contact British Council for the budget Guidelines for UK partners
Q: How many partners can be taken for Pakistan side under ICRG?
A: Centre of excellence or other university having required potential and expertise in the relevant area can be engaged depending upon the scope and requirement of the project
Q: Is there a possibility to add another co-investigator in the FPP submission?
A: Yes, CoPI can be added (subject to justification) to strengthen the consortium.
Q: In the FPP submission, can budget be requested that is different than the initial requested budget, but still meeting the funding guidelines?
A: Yes, Budget can be edited in FPP submission
Q: Any letter of support is required for potential industrial partners?
A: For the industrial partner, they need to submit a letter of support. But the application of industrial partner will be on in-kind model.
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