Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan invited research proposals from Pakistani faculty members of public and private universities for funding under the Pak-France PERIDOT research proposals.
PERIDOT is the Franco-Pakistani Hubert Curien Partnership (PHC) Program providing opportunities to Pakistani and French researchers to interact for joint research activities.
The program is implemented in Pakistan by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and in France, jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Development (MAEDI) and the Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MESRI).
The objective of this program is to develop new scientific and technological cooperation between French and Pakistani higher education institutions/research laboratories by supporting the mobility of researchers from both sides.
The priority areas for Call for Proposals 2020 are Health, Human and Social Sciences and, Environmental Sciences (including but not limiting to, Water, Climate Change, Pollution). Projects are invited in the priority fields only. Further details are available on HEC official website.
The maximum number of grants is up to 5 per year and maximum project duration is 3 years. Proposals from faculty members endorsed by Head of HEIs and ORIC/Directorates of research must reach via HEC online portal not later than December 7, 2020 before 1700 hours PST.