Higher Education Commission, Islamabad has announced the National Research Program for Universities HEC NRPU 2021. Faculty members of HEC recognized public and private universities and DAIs may submit proposals in basic and applied research. The last date for submission of application is Friday, April 30, 2021.


The selected projects will receive funding of up to 20 Million rupees. Awards will be purely on a merit basis. NRPU is a flagship Research Programme of HEC for funding research grants on competitive merit for high-quality and promising scientific research projects that demonstrate strategic relevance and impact to local industry and society. The amount of funding will range up to PKR 20 million with a maximum project duration of three years.

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Eligibility Criteria  of NRPU Online Portal 2021 

The Principal Investigator (PI) must be a faculty member (Ph.D. or FCPS/MCPS/FRCS) working on a regular/contract basis (contract duration must not be less than project duration) in the public and private Higher Education Institutions (HEls) of Pakistan. The PI can hold only one NRPU grant at a time.

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How to Apply for HEC NRPU Portal 2021

Applications on the prescribed template along with the requisite documents must be submitted by the PI and Head of Offices of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization (ORICs)/head of research at the respective HEI will endorse the submitted application via HEC online portal: research.hec.gov.pk For further information regarding the proposal submission requirements and the evaluation process, please see the Call for Proposals Guidance available at http://www.hec.gov.pk/site/nrpu.

HEC NRPU Call 2021

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