HEC Interim Placement of Fresh PhDs (IPFP) Phase-II

The Interim [Placement of Fresh PhDs (IPFP) Programme was initiated by Higher Education Commission (HEC) in 2009 and implemented till Fiscal Year 2018-19. It provides employment to highly qualified fresh PhDs, and support Pakistani universities. Placement under IPFP was on halt temporarily due to formulation of new policy. HEC has revised the placement policy and Phase-ll of the Programme is now announced with revised Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for result based implementation of the programme.

Applications are invited for new fiscal year 2019-20 as “IPFP Fellows” in all areas of study/disciplines under the programme IPFP (Phase-II).


Eligibility Criteria


Pakistani/ AJK nationals

Maximum age at the time of applying 40 years

Candidates must be unemployed. Those with sub-optimal jobs (e.q., irregular, contract jobs) may also be allowed to apply. If selected, they win have to resign and submit a clearance certificate.

PhD degree from a Pakistan university or any HEC-recognized foreign university

At least two research publications in HEC-recognized journals or indexed journals

Submission of PhD degree, HEC-attested or equivalence certificate Issued by HEC

PhD completed within the past two years


Salient Features


The selected candidate will be titled as ‘IPFP Fellow’.

IPFP Fellow will be required to attend one-month mandatory training at National Academy of Higher Education (NAHE) followed by an evaluation test before placement at Higher Educational Institutions (HEls).

The IPFP Fellows are also entitled to get Start-Up Research Grant. The process of grant will be initiated by IPFP Fellow during NAHE training.

The IPFP fellows will be assigned a faculty mentor at the host university to guide them on major career-related issues. Faculty mentor will be asked to set academic targets and supervise their work in order to ensure a high degree of research productivity.

HEC facilitates in providing, opportunity of placement to IPFP Fellow at HEls, however, initial placement or regular employment is purely responsibility of IPFP Fellow.


Application Procedure


Candidates should fill required information online, upload mandatory documents and apply at HEC E-Portal http://eportal.hec.gov.pk/ipfp

Only submitted applications at HEC E-Portal will be entertained.

Submission of original online deposit slip/ATM Transfer Slip of Rs. 500/- (non-refundable) as application processing fee in favour of Director General Finance, HEC. Fee can be deposited through any bank in Account Number 1742-79001334-01 Habib Bank Limited.

It is further required to POST the printed form along with requisite documents at the address given below.


Important Note


1). Previously submitted applications will NOT be considered. All Applicants are required to apply afresh.

2). On any omission/misrepresentation, HEC will not be responsible and reserves the right to reject the applicant at any stage.

3). For details, please visit http://www.hec.gov.pk/site/ipfp


Application deadline is 28th November, 2019

HEC Interim Placement of Fresh PhDs (IPFP) Phase-II

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