How to Apply
Applications can be submitted in response to a call for proposal. Submission must be made to the HEC online portal (eportal.hec.gov.pk) according to the guidelines provided in the call for proposals. Please go through the user manual before filling of online application. Once the required details are filled online, please upload all the required documents in .pdf form and submit the application before deadline.

The submitted applications are assessed by other active researchers with great expertise within the field. HEC evaluates the process continuously and has clear guidelines for the assessment of work. The assessment shall be of high quality and be conducted in an objective, impartial and transparent manner.

Evaluation Process
The Evaluation Process for the NRPU comprises a single phase termed as Desk Review comprising of the following steps:
  • The first step of Evaluation Process is a screening of proposals by HEC. The purpose of the screening is to ensure that submitted proposals: 

                (i) Are eligible for the competition; and

                (ii) Respond to the Call for Proposals.

  • Proposals that meet the above criteria will have a technical assessment by 3-4 independent expert evaluators with the disciplinary expertise to consider the proposed research programme.
  • Reviewers will make recommendations to the HEC for the selection of NRPU grants.