Individuals who fulfil the following conditions may apply for selection as IPFP Fellows:
a. Pakistani/AJK nationality.
b. Age at the time of applying should not be over 40 years.
c. Holder of a PhD degree from a HEC-recognized university (Pakistani or foreign) completed within the two years preceding the advertisement. Scanned copies of HEC-attested PhD degrees, and/or an equivalence certificate issued by the HEC Equivalence Cell must be uploaded together with the application.
d. Should have published at least two research publications in HEC-recognized journals or indexed journals.
e. Individuals holding regular faculty positions are not eligible. However, those holding irregular or contract positions (or other sub-optimal jobs) in universities or elsewhere may apply, and if selected, will have to resign and submit a clearance certificate from their previous employer. Exceptions are non-gazetted employees (i.e., below BPS 17), who wish to retain their lien.