Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) will soon launch the first batch of joint exchange programme for 2022.

Pakistan, China to launch exchange programme

The programme aims at funding up to 15 pairs of researchers from both nations to undertake a joint research project, the source added, requesting anonymity. The priority areas include Computer Science, Internet of Things, Blockchain, Biometrics, Big Data, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and 3D Printing as well as Climate Change and water, food and ecosystem security etc.

PSF will provide Rs4 million grant to each Pakistani researcher, while NSFC will fund the Chinese researchers, a source told Gwadar Pro on Tuesday. Under the programme, the Chinese and Pakistani researchers are required to submit joint research proposals with NSFC and PSF. The two organisations do not facilitate the matchmaking but researchers from both sides establish connections on their own. This will give a boost to collaboration among Chinese and Pakistani researchers and will further deepen scientific cooperation between the two nations, the source said.

The source said that the process to evaluate the joint research proposals was already underway, adding that the exchange programme will be launched after approval of the federal government’s budget for the fiscal year 2022-23, starting July 1, 2022. In Pakistan, scholars and researchers from the universities duly chartered by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) as well as public-sector research centres and institutes are eligible to participate in the programme.

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