Policy on Plagiarized Data

Applicants to the Pakistan - U.S. S&T Cooperation Program are advised that both the U.S. and Pakistan have implemented a zero-tolerance policy regarding the submission of fraudulent or plagiarized data, reports and/or any documents. Any such cases discovered by our staff or brought to their attention by program sponsors, review panelists, U.S. and/or Pakistani partners, or members of the public will be investigated immediately. If the presence of fraudulent or plagiarized materials in a proposal submission is verified, the following actions will be taken: 

  • The application in question will be removed from consideration for funding. 
  • ​Representatives from USAID, U.S. Department of State, Pakistan Higher Education Commission, Pakistan Ministry of Science and Technology, and NAS will be notified immediately.