HEC inviting joint research proposals for Pak-Turk Researchers Mobility Grant


Higher Education Commission (HEC) has invited joint research proposals from faculty members of public and approved private sector universities for funding under Pak-Turk Researchers Mobility Grant Program.

Six areas have been identified for funding including energy technologies, food technologies, sustainable environmental technologies, material science, smart transportation systems, and robots and smart systems.

Interested applicants must hold a faculty position in the HEC-recognised public or approved private universities for the HEC funding. Pakistani researchers or principal investigators will have to identify the Turkish partner. The application form is available at www.hec.gov.pk/site/ptrg.

The program is one of the upshots of Turkish-Pakistani cooperation within the scope of internationalization effort of higher education systems. It is implemented in Turkey by the Council of Higher Education (CoHE) and in Pakistan by the HEC to support the academic and research activities.

The objective of this program is to develop new scientific and technological cooperation between Turkish and Pakistani higher education institutions by supporting the mobility of graduate students and academic staff.

The partners from the two sides must simultaneously submit their projects in Pakistan and Turkey. Besides, the partner universities are required to sign Mevlana Exchange Program Protocol for Turkish side. Maximum one research project can be submitted by one principal investigator for funding.