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As HEC we offer a number of services designed especially for faculty staff to help and support your​ career path​, simply select one form the list below to find out more.

 

 

Plagiarism PolicyPlagiarism Policy<p>​​​Plagiarism</p><p>Chambers Dictionary defines a plagiarist as a kind of thief –</p><p>"one who steals the thoughts or writings of others and gives them out as his [sic] own".</p><p> When this is also used for gain – in the University to gain credits for a module or modules – then an additional dimension of dishonesty is added.</p><ul><li><a href="/english/services/faculty/Documents/Plagiarism/Little%20Book%20of%20Plagiarism.pdf">The Little Book of Plagiarism</a></li><li><a href="/english/services/faculty/Documents/Plagiarism/Plagiarism%20Policy.pdf"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Plagiarism Policy</span></a></li><li><a href="/english/services/faculty/Documents/Plagiarism/Notification%20(Update).jpg">Updates on Plagiarism Policy (Notification)</a></li><li><a href="/english/services/faculty/Documents/Plagiarism/Time%20bound%20SOPs%20for%20Plagiarism%20Cases.pdf"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">SOPs for Procesing of Plagiarism Complaints</span></a></li><li><a href="/english/services/faculty/Documents/Plagiarism/How%20does%20HEC%20deals%20with%20Plagiarism%20Cases.pdf"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">How does HEC deals with Plagiarism- A process note</span></a></li><li><a href="/english/services/faculty/Documents/Plagiarism/Guidelines%20on%20Turnitin.pdf"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Turnitin Guidelines </span></a></li><li>Turnitin Training Videos (<a href="http://www.turnitin.com/en_int/training/instructor-training"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Instructor Videos</span></a>, <a href="http://www.turnitin.com/en_int/training/student-training"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Student Videos</span></a>, <a href="http://www.turnitin.com/en_int/training/administrator-training"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Administrator Videos</span></a>, <a href="http://go.turnitin.com/training/live/intl"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Live Expert </span></a>)</li><li><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="/english/services/faculty/Documents/Plagiarism/Check%20List%20for%20University%20PSC%20(December%2010,%202015).pdf">Checklist for Plagiarism Standing Committee of the University</a>​</span> </li></ul>22-09-2016 06:20:55<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-03.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/Plagiarism
Thematic Research Grants ProgramThematic Research Grants Program<div style="text-align:justify;"><p style="text-align:justify;">Higher education sector of Pakistan has been playing an important role in improving the quality of teaching and developing research culture through innovative ways. Realizing the need of ensuring the concept of knowledge economy in true sense it initiated different incentivized programs in both the public and private sector universities/institutions to motivate and encourage the potential researchers in almost all disciplines. However, besides its focus on promoting research culture in sciences it also concentrated on promoting research culture in social sciences. It, hence, intends to encourage the creative and talented faculty members to probe into those areas (see the different thematic areas in attachment) that check the growth, development and progress of Pakistan. Such encouragement not only helps in addressing the key issues paralyzing the status of Pakistan but also unearthing those possible case studies and details which can be translated into national policies and goals achievements. Furthermore, thematic research program in social sciences aims to discourage the on-going brain drain and utilizing the innovative thinking of researchers. The following are the SOPs of the Thematic Grants Program [TRGP- 2017-18] </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Objectives:</strong> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">TGRP 2017-18 intends to: </p><p style="text-align:justify;">a) Address all such issues that discourage the pace of Pakistan in encountering the developed world; </p><p style="text-align:justify;">b) Identify all those possible avenues which can ensure the concept of innovation and commercialization of research output; </p><p style="text-align:justify;">c) Showcase material and other details or, in other words, profile of Pakistan vis-à-vis other countries, if required, for understanding of the readers, academics, policy makers as well as for developing holistic development strategies; </p><p style="text-align:justify;">d) Encourage diversity based researches to help develop grounded and feasible understanding of the issues through diverse lenses.   </p><p style="text-align:justify;">e) Ensure continuity, implementation, and institutionalization of previous research done under Thematic Research Grant Program. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">f) Converting the earlier research into policies, programs, interventions, electronic and training materials, degree programs, diploma courses, and publications, for wider dissemination and application.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><br></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Research Themes:</strong> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Theme-1:  Economy and National/ Sustainable Development Goals. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Theme-2:  Social Sciences, Arts, Humanities and National Development. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Theme-3:  The New Dynamics of National and International Affairs. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Theme-4:  State and Society of Pakistan: the Way Forward. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Theme-5:  Higher Education in Pakistan: Issues, Challenges and the Way Forward. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><br></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Amount and Budget Estimates:</strong>  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Maximum funding would be up to Rs.10.0 million for each research project. The proposed budget will be submitted on a separate sheet in the approved format provided along with the Application Form. If more than one institute is involved, the budget must clearly state the cash/kind inputs by and expenses for each institute in respect of all cost-heads.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">PI shall provide budget details along with justifications for each budget head as prescribed in the Application Form. The contingencies shall not exceed 10% of the total project budget. No additional budget shall be provided in case of any change in circumstances. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><br></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Duration:</strong>  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Grants will be awarded for one year only to the applicants/proposals fulfilling the HEC Thematic Research Grants Criteria provided with Application Form and available at <a href="/site/thematic">http://hec.gov.pk/site/thematic</a>   </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In case of adverse circumstances, the application of P.I. for extension in project period may be considered on case to case basis.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">If the project proposal is funded, the institution will be responsible for the administration of the grant. No funds will be paid directly to the individuals.​</p><br></div>28-11-2016 05:26:54<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-14.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/trgp
Continuous Professional Development ProgramContinuous Professional Development Program<p style="text-align:justify;">The Continuous Professional Development Program (CPD) conducts various capacity building and refresher courses for the teaching faculty of Higher Education Institutions across Pakistan. These workshops aim to provide the background and skills necessary for faculty members to participate positively in academic activities of the universities. LID conducts and facilitates up to two-week, open and customized seminars, workshops and courses based on their university proposals.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="/english/services/faculty/CPD/Documents/CPD%20FORM.DOC"> Click here to download Application Form​</a></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>OBJECTIVES:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The main objectives are:</p><ul><li>​To orient teachers in specified subject and teaching techniques.</li><li>To enable teachers to acquire knowledge, skills and techniques regarding efficient teaching.</li><li>To empower the teaching faculty of universities and degree awarding institutions with the latest tools, pedagogical skills and techniques pertaining to their disciplines.</li></ul>16-01-2017 09:30:09<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-02.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/CPD
Capacity Building for Doctoral Provision in PakistanCapacity Building for Doctoral Provision in Pakistan<p><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-4">Objectives of the Programme</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">At the request of the Higher Education Commission, UCL Institute of Education has been involved since May 2015 in devising a programme to enhance the capacity and number of doctoral supervisors in Pakistan's HEIs.   </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The programme focuses on two key areas: </p><p style="text-align:justify;">1) Providing formal training and refresher courses for new and existing supervisors, respectively, via a cascading stream of training courses;  and </p><p style="text-align:justify;">2) Promoting the development of a framework of appropriate documentation and systems to support both the training and the trained supervisors.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">It is anticipated that this project will lead to faster throughput of successful doctoral students, which will allow for the ultimate expansion in the numbers of doctorates and enhance the reputations not only of the doctoral students and their supervisors but also of the universities.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="/english/services/faculty/CBD/Documents/Doctoral%20Capacity%20Building%20Pakistan%20project%20outline%20.docx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icdocx.png" alt="" />Doctoral Capacity Building Pakistan project outline .docx</a></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="/english/services/faculty/CBD/Documents/Future%20Work%20Proposal.doc"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icdoc.png" alt="" />Future Work Proposal.doc</a></p>16-02-2017 09:41:14<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-03.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/CBD
Textbook & Monograph Writing SchemeTextbook & Monograph Writing Scheme<table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;">​<strong style="color:#ff0000;font-size:17.3333px;">This program is undergoing policy changes and fresh application window is currently closed till further notice</strong><br></td></tr></tbody></table><p style="text-align:justify;">The Textbook and Monograph Writing Scheme was created by the Higher Education Commission for the specific purpose of developing high quality literature and textbooks to support academic materials in the higher education sector. Through this scheme, HEC facilitates authors to write on a number of subject areas and disciplines relevant to graduate and postgraduate studies. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Objectives</p><span style="color:inherit;text-align:justify;line-height:1.429;background-color:transparent;"><ul><li><span style="color:inherit;line-height:1.429;background-color:transparent;">To promote academic writing skills.</span><br></li><li><span style="color:inherit;line-height:1.429;background-color:transparent;">To get intellectual input from writers on national issues.</span><br></li><li><span style="color:inherit;line-height:1.429;background-color:transparent;">To provide a platform for writers to explore and share their ideas and information.</span><br></li><li><span style="color:inherit;line-height:1.429;background-color:transparent;">To prepare and establish a solid team of authors at tertiary level.</span><br></li><li><span style="color:inherit;line-height:1.429;background-color:transparent;">To create a writers forum and arrange its annual meeting.</span><br></li><li><span style="color:inherit;line-height:1.429;background-color:transparent;">To make available low cost textbooks for students and teachers.</span><br></li><li><span style="color:inherit;line-height:1.429;background-color:transparent;">To develop monographs that shall provide incisive knowledge in core areas along with special topics.​​</span></li></ul></span>29-07-2016 05:51:51<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/MTBW
University Industry Technological Support ProgramUniversity Industry Technological Support Program<p style="text-align:justify;">The University Industry Technology Support Program (UITSP) of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) is an important step towards fostering a high-level of tangible cooperation between academia and industry. This cooperation is to capitalize on emerging international demands for products and processes in discrete and continuous manufacturing that shall contribute to the national economy. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">This program is focused on the industrial sectors where the country is already a major contributor to world trade. It focuses on harnessing the potential of highly competitive sectors for international trade which needs development both for local and international consumption. The focused sector wise identification of products and processes in discrete and continuous, as well as import and export, trends is available from the public domain local and international statistical data.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The UITSP proposes that researchers, preferably with PhD degrees and affiliation with international professional bodies, collaborate with the local industry involved in discrete and continuous manufacturing for tangible results in terms of improvement of product and processes leading to decreased import of raw material and increased export of the finished product and processes. The products and processes needing improvement should ideally be in priority areas relevant to national needs for socio-economic development of the country.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The UITSP is awarded on competitive merit by the HEC for high-level and promising industrial research projects of direct relevance to current needs of the industry to be carried out in Pakistan by creative scientists of public-sector universities and degree-awarding institutions in collaboration with professionals from the local industry. The purpose of these grants is to promote scientific research in applied sciences in the country and to strengthen the indigenous capacity for industrial competition in the world market.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The research grant will be provided for a maximum period of two years with a budget of up to Rs. 6 million.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Objectives</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The increased globalization of trade, formulation of policies and procedures to streamline the globalization trend and application of international standards by national, international and professional organizations has increased the trade competitiveness and thus has opened new avenues for worldwide industrial sector. To avail these new opportunities, the local industry and the universities at home shall be competitive and compliant with the international standards. The result of this collaboration exercise between industry and academia should be tangible and should reflect in the Gross National Product of the country. Generally, applied sciences section of the academia and discrete and continuous manufacturing sector of the industry needs high level of cooperation to improve products and processes in order to compete worldwide. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">UITSP of the Higher Education Commission is an important step towards fostering high level of tangible cooperation between academia and industry. This cooperation will assist in capitalizing on emerging international demand for products and processes in discrete and continuous manufacturing that shall contribute to national economy. </p>13-07-2016 11:31:10<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" width="300" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/University Industry Technological Support Program
The Modern University Governance Program for University ManagementThe Modern University Governance Program for University Management<p style="text-align:justify;">The Modern University Governance Program for University Management (MUG) aims to equip university management with the latest governance tools, and to bridge the gap between management and academia.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The first activity was held for the top management of the universities when LID and AIT Bangkok jointly conducted the first-ever two-week workshop on Good Governance for 21st Century from 22nd May –June 01, 2007. The workshop focused on good governance models and holistic strategic management principles, and was attended by 12 university VCs and two senior registrars. The workshop also included visits and meetings at leading Thai universities and technology parks, and related research organizations. During the visit, further MOUs were signed between individual universities and VCs of Pakistan.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Following the success of the program, the HEC decided with the support of all heads of HEIs to start a regular in-service program titled Modern University Governance Program for University Management (MUG) for all tiers of university management.  Since then, LID has been implementing activities at regular intervals according to the following framework:</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Main activities of MUG program are:</p><ol><li>Orientation Leadership Training Program for Newly Inducted Vice Chancellor HEIs of Pakistan</li><li>Leadership Training Program for Newly Inducted Vice Chancellor HEIs of Pakistan</li><li>Leadership Training Program for Senior Management HEIs of Pakistan</li><li>Strategic Management Workshops for Senior Management HEIs of Pakistan<span style="text-decoration:underline;"> </span><br><br> </li></ol><p style="text-align:justify;">The staff trainings are designed to equip university management with an understanding of generic and specified areas such as:</p><ul><li>Good governance models, tools and techniques</li><li>Principles of management</li><li>Leadership and management</li><li>Strategic management and policy planning, implementation and evaluation</li><li>Public policy</li><li>Monitoring and evaluation</li><li>Principals of audit and accounting</li><li>Financial management</li><li>Project management </li><li>PMBOK international modules</li><li>Ethics and corporate /social responsibility etc</li><li>Professional communication</li><li>Media advocacy</li><li>Proficiency in English for professional settings</li><li>Effective use of ICT in professional environment</li><li>Emotional intelligence (EQ vs IQ)</li><li>Time and stress management</li><li>Problem solving and decision making</li><li>Result based management</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">​​​How can universities conduct the program?</p><p style="text-align:justify;">This program is ideal for university management as well as faculty members who are working on management-related tasks by their respective universities. To enrich the learning process, LID arranges skilled resource persons, who share their experience and knowledge gathered from the latest academic content and research. Our program also provides excellent networking opportunities with faculty members from all over the country. We also introduced a video conferencing facility to our program if required for national and international dialogues and seminars.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The MUG Program is conducted both by HEC as well as sponsored by LID to be arranged at the doorsteps of universities. In this regard the TOR can be accented as guidelines to initiate the process OR the program coordinator be approached.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Future additional Targets Goals:</p><ul><li>Development of Career Counseling Centers and Trainings for HEIs staff </li><li>Self-Generation Programs / Trainings for HEIs </li><li>HEC staff capacity building trainings </li><li>Indigenous On Campus Training Program (IOT) for all level of HEIs Staff</li></ul>18-07-2016 04:16:04<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-09.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/MUGUA
Innovative & Collaborative Research GrantInnovative & Collaborative Research Grant<p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;font-size:1em;"><strong>Innovative & Collaborative Research Grant (ICRG)</strong> supports research partnerships between Pakistani and UK universities, research bodies and existing centers of excellence that focus on any of the emerging disciplines/priority areas.</span><br><b></b></p><p style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Key Objectives</strong> </p><ul><li>To support collaborative research between Pakistan and UK for  cutting-edge research and innovation in emerging disciplines of knowledge<br></li></ul><div><br></div><p style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Key Features</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Expected Number of Grants: </strong> 6<strong> </strong></li><li><strong>Maximum Project Duration: </strong> 3 years</li><li><strong>Individual Grant Value</strong>: Up to Rs. 50 million<br></li></ul><div><br></div><p style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Key Areas</strong></p><ul><li>Medical and allied health sciences</li><li>Energy (generation, distribution and conservation)</li><li>Climate Change</li><li>Artificial Intelligence</li><li>Robotics</li><li>Nanosciences<br></li><li>Big Data – Cloud Computing</li><li>Social Sciences<br></li></ul><div></div><div></div><div><br></div><div><p style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>Proposal Submission Stages</strong></p><ul><li>Project Outline Submission<br></li><li>Full Proposal Submission<br></li></ul><div><br></div><p style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>Evaluation Process</strong></p><ul><li>The research proposals are assessed by peer reviewers having great expertise in the field.</li><li>The assessment is conducted in an objective, impartial and transparent manner and is of high quality.<br></li></ul></div><p><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><a href="/english/services/faculty/ICRG/PublishingImages/Pages/default/04%20Pak%20Uk%20Front.jpg"><img src="/english/services/faculty/ICRG/PublishingImages/Pages/default/04%20Pak%20Uk%20Front.jpg" alt="04 Pak Uk Front.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:185px;" /></a><a href="/english/services/faculty/ICRG/PublishingImages/Pages/default/04%20Pak%20Uk%20Back.jpg"><img src="/english/services/faculty/ICRG/PublishingImages/Pages/default/04%20Pak%20Uk%20Back.jpg" alt="04 Pak Uk Back.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:187px;" /></a><br></p>22-10-2019 06:02:42<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/ICRG
Grant Challenge Fund (GCF)Grant Challenge Fund (GCF)<p><br></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" style="text-align:justify;"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><div><p style="text-align:justify;text-decoration:underline;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteForeColor-2" style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteForeColor-2" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><strong style="color:#ff0000;text-align:justify;text-decoration-line:underline;font-size:14.6667px;">Call for proposals for Grand Challenge Fund (GCF) is now closed. </strong>Last date for Full Project Proposal (FPP) submission was </strong><strong>9.8.2020. Received proposals are currently under review process</strong><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteForeColor-2" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></span></span></span></p></div></td></tr></tbody></table><br><p style="text-align:justify;">The Grand Challenge Fund (GCF) is a key element of the Higher Education Development in Pakistan Project supported by the World Bank and implemented by the Higher Education Commission (HEC).  The GCF is anticipated to promote research excellence in strategic sectors of the economy and will provide funds to selected institutions based upon a competitive, peer-reviewed evaluation of proposals.  <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">GCF will support large, multisectoral/multidimensional research projects.  Successful GCF projects are anticipated to be collaborative in scope, with research teams working cooperatively to accelerate research progress for societal impact.  Projects are expected to use a systems-type approach in developing the research agenda, where separate projects come together to achieve a broad-based thematic research advance. Projects should include relevant and cutting-edge research activities and postgraduate student training. Further detail regarding research on Grand Challenges around the world can be found in <a href="/english/services/faculty/GCF/Documents/HEC%20Grand%20Challenge%20Fund%20-%20Introductory%20Presentation%20and%20Additional%20Guidance%20Jan%2029%202020.pdf" style="color:#2fb1dd;background-color:#ffffff;outline:none;">HEC-GCF 2020 - History, Approach, Thematic Areas</a>.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-5"><strong>Key Features</strong></span></p><ul><li><strong>Expected No. of Grants: </strong> 25<strong> </strong>per year</li><li><strong>Max Project Duration: </strong>Three (03) years</li><li><strong>Individual Grant Value</strong>: Rs. 15 - 225 million<br></li></ul><div><br></div><div style="text-align:center;"><a href="/english/services/faculty/GCF/PublishingImages/Pages/default/01%20Grand%20Challenge%20Fund%20Front.jpg"><img src="/english/services/faculty/GCF/PublishingImages/Pages/default/01%20Grand%20Challenge%20Fund%20Front.jpg" alt="01 Grand Challenge Fund Front.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:176px;height:251px;" /></a><a href="/english/services/faculty/GCF/PublishingImages/Pages/default/01%20Grand%20Challenge%20Fund%20Back.jpg"><img src="/english/services/faculty/GCF/PublishingImages/Pages/default/01%20Grand%20Challenge%20Fund%20Back.jpg" alt="01 Grand Challenge Fund Back.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:180px;" /></a><br></div><p><br></p>21-10-2019 07:19:57<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/GCF
Local Challenge Fund (LCF)Local Challenge Fund (LCF)<table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" style="background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:588px;"><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:#005594;"></span></p><p style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteForeColor-2"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteForeColor-2"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteForeColor-2"><strong style="color:#ff0000;font-size:14.6667px;text-align:justify;">Call for proposals for Local Challenge Fund (LCF) is now closed. Last date for Project Outline (PO) submission was 1.9</strong><strong style="color:#ff0000;font-size:14.6667px;text-align:justify;">.2020. Received proposals are currently under review process</strong></span></span></span></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Local Challenge Fund (LCF) is a key element of the Higher Education Development in Pakistan Project supported by the World Bank and implemented by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). The LCF is anticipated to support research projects that address locally relevant socio-economic issues (and may also address topics associated with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)), and will provide funds to selected institutions based upon a competitive, peer-reviewed evaluation of proposals.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Key Objectives </strong></p><ul><li>To support cross-disciplinary research projects that address any of the <strong>17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)</strong> at the district level.<br></li><li>To strengthen the local university research capacity and to contribute to the research mission of the host institution in solving local issues.<br></li></ul><div><br></div><div><div style="text-align:justify;">The portfolio of awards supported through the Local Challenge Fund will address a broad range of local issues. It is anticipated that awards will be distributed at academic institutions across Pakistan and that a significant proportion of the PIs will be female.<br></div><br></div><p><br></p>22-10-2019 04:40:45<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/LCF

 

 

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