STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) has taken an initiative to provide funds to those organizations conducting scientific surveys in order to collect data on important issues, which is used in research and policy making.

“PSF is granting awards and prizes to individuals engaged in developing processes, products, invention, innovations in order to provide incentive for valuable scientific research,” said Spokesperson PSF, Rehana Batool while talking to the media.

She said that the categories for awards include “Awards for inventions/innovations, awards for commendable achievements in PSF research projects and Z.A. Hashmi Gold Medal”.

“Dr. Z.A. Hashmi Gold Medal has been instituted in the memory of PSF Founding Chairman to acknowledge his efforts and services for the development of Science and Technology in the country,” she explained.

Details show that the Gold Medal will be awarded each year on competitive basis to Principal Investigators of PSF supported research projects on the basis of results achieved and published during last ten years.

Young scholars with first class academic career, enrolled for their M.Phil/Ph.D. programmes in local universities, who do not have any M.Phil/PhD other source of income, are granted fellowship Rs. 10,000/ and Rs. 13,000/ to enable them to carry out their research work respectively.

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