Higher Education Commission (HEC) has invited research proposals from full-time faculty members, possessing Ph.D. degrees, of both public and private universities for funding under the PERIDOT Research Program.
First launched in 2014, the program is a joint initiative of Pakistan and France under the Hubert Curien partnership.
French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Ministry of Higher Education and Research, and HEC Pakistan have jointly implemented the program each year since 2014.
The PERIDOT Research Program aims to develop new scientific and technological cooperation between French and Pakistani higher education institutions and research laboratories by supporting the mobility of researchers from both sides.
Areas which have been prioritized in the 2020 program are:
- Human and Social Sciences
- Environmental Sciences (including but not limiting to, Water, Climate Change, Pollution)
Successful research projects will be granted funding 5 times a year for the next 3 years under the PERIDOT Research Program.
HEC has set 7 December 2020 as the deadline for submitting research proposals under the PERIDOT Research Program.
Visit HEC’s official website for more details.