HEC Invites Research Proposals Under Pakfrance PERIDOT Research

Research Proposals From Faculty Members Of Universities In Pakistan For Funding Under Pakfrance PERIDOT Research Programme

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has invited research proposals from faculty members of public and private universities in Pakistan for funding under the PakFrance PERIDOT Research Programme. According to the HEC source, PERIDOT is the Franco-Pakistani Hubert Curien Partnership (PHC) Programme, providing opportunities to Pakistani and French researchers to interact for joint research. The programme is implemented in Pakistan by HEC, and jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Development (MAEDI), and the Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MESR) in France. The objective of this programme 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.

Sharing details about the key features of the project, sources added that the expected number of grants is up to 5 per year, while the maximum project duration stands at three years. The priority areas of the project are agricultural productivity and food security, nutrition, health sciences, sustainable energy, innovative governance and reforms. To be part of the initiative, Pakistani faculty members must prepare a joint research proposal on the prescribed application form, in collaboration with their French counterparts. The former must submit the joint proposal via HEC online portal. The proposal submission deadline is Friday, December 24, 2021. For further details of the programme, the applicants may visit the HEC website.

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