HEC invites applications for Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme

The Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan has invited applications from the Pakistani/AJK nationals for its Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme (Phase-3).

The project offers 1000 fellowships over a span of 5 years. These fellowships are offered on open merit at the national level. Seventy percent slots are reserved for faculty members of public sector universities and institutes, private universities are given 15 percent slots and 15 percent of these slots are kept for public sector R&D organizations (recognized by Pakistan Council of Science and Technology).

The Objectives are to provide an opportunity to work in well-equipped research laboratories of the world and to work in new/ emerging fields, to address the issues of retention of qualified faculty members by capacity building of the faculty, to develop further foreign linkages through placement of PhD students and other researchers at the host institution and to enhance the quality of learning and teaching across the institutions.

The candidate should be PhD degree holder from HEC recognized local or international university, must not be more than 45 years of age on closing date, 5 years’ work experience in Pakistan after completion of foreign PhD degree (Local PhD degree holders can apply immediately after PhD), must be an employee of public/private sector HEC recognized university/DAI or public sector R&D organization (recognized by Pakistan Council of Science and Technology), must not have availed any post doc fellowship before, must have acquired requisite academic qualification on or before closing date and must have a placement/acceptance letter from top 200 QS World Ranking universities/research Institutes from a relevant supervisor.

The deadline for submission of online applications is April 15, 2021. Detailed information is available on HEC’s official website.

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