Areas of Interest


  • Public Health
  • Medical Health
  • Medical Education
  • Communicable and Non-communicable diseases
  • Community Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Nutrition
  • Histopathology
  • Oral & Dental Pathology
  • Dental Materials
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry

  • Facilities


    Hospitals

  • Kuwait Teaching Hospital
  • Mercy Teaching Hospital
  • Prime Teaching Hospital

    Colleges & Departments

  • Peshawar Medical College (PMC)
  • Peshawar Dental College (PDC)
  • Postgraduate Medical Education (PME)
  • PRIME Institute of Public Health (PIPH)
  • Rufaida Nursing College (RNC)
  • Department of Community Health Sciences (CHS)

    Labs

  • Histopathology Lab
  • PCR Lab

  • National Funding Agencies

    S. No Funding Agencies Weblink Priority Area's
    1

    Higher Education Commission

    www.hec.gov.pk

    Competitive Research Grants,
    Research Support Grants,
    Mobility Grants,
    Research for Innovation Grants

      Grand Challenge Fund

    www.hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/GCF

    Supports large, multisectoral, multidimensional research projects

      Local Challenge Fund

    www.hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/LCF

    Supports a portfolio of projects for possible solutions to local core issues identified by a university with the help of provincial government and local research centers

      Technology Development Fund

    www.hec.gov.pk/english/services/students/TDF

    Telecommunication, Information and Technology/Computers,
    Engineering Sciences, Management, Biotechnology and Allied fields, Material Sciences/Man Made Material (Nanotechnology), Robotics, Defense and Military needs

      Innovative & Collaborative Research Grant

    www.hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/ICRG

    Supports collaborative research between Pakistan and UK for cutting-edge research and innovation in emerging disciplines of knowledge

      Thematic Grants Program

    www.hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/trgp

    Supports research culture in sciences and social sciences

      Technology Transfer Support Fund

    www.hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/TTSF

    Supports promising university technological research for development of products or services that are marketable and can generate positive cash flows.

      RAPID Research and Innovation Initiative

    www.hec.gov.pk/english/services/RnD/RRIF

    Development of Infectious Diseases Surveillance Systems, Disease Epidemiological Modelling, Treatment modalities and strategies etc

      Problem Based Applied Interdisciplinary Research Programme

    www.hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/PBAIRP

    Interdisciplinary applied research projects on a specific theme address​ing local issue/problem

      National Awards for Outstanding Researchers

    www.hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/HEC%20Outstanding%20Research%20Awards

    Recognize and reward the achievements of Pakistani researchers/scholars for research, innovation and publication in all fields of study

      Pakistan Programme for Collaborative Research https://www.hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/Pakistan.aspx

    Supports and funds university faculty working in Pakistan to go abroad or for researchers from technological advanced countries to come to Pakistan. Funding is for all research study areas

      Pak-Turk Researchers' Mobility Grant

    www.hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/PTRG

    Supports the mobility of graduate students and academic staff in the field of Energy Technologies, Food Technologies, Sustainable Environmental Technologies, Material Science, Smart Transportation Systems, Robots and Smart Systems

      Franco-Pakistani Hubert Curien Partnership (PHC)

    www.hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/peridot

    Environmental Sciences (including but not limiting to, Water, Climate Change, Pollution, Health, Energy (including but not limiting to, sustainable alternate energy), Human and Social Sciences

      National Research Programme

    www.hec.gov.pk/english/services/universities/nrpu

    Supports basic and applied research as well as translational, experimental and transformative research

    2

    Pakistan Science Foundation

    http://www.psf.gov.pk

    Promotes and funds scientific and technological research and science popularization

      Competitive Research Program

    http://www.psf.gov.pk/crp.aspx

    Agriculture and Food Security, Livestock, Water and Soil, Engineering& Manufacturing Information and Communication Technology, Health Sciences, Biotechnology, Biochemistry& Molecular Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment& Climate Change,

      Natural Sciences Linkage Programme

    http://www.psf.gov.pk/nslp.aspx

    Selected priority areas for collaboration may include, but are not limited to; Collection, Evaluation and Exchange of Germplasm, Plant Genomics, Plant Biotechnology, Stress Biology, Bio-Informatics, Application of Information Technology in Agriculture, Identification and Control of Animal/Plant Diseases, Dryland/Sustainable Agricultural Production System; Integrated Pest and Disease Management, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Agribusiness Development, Biophysics, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences.

      R&D - Industry Programme

    http://www.psf.gov.pk/rndProg.aspx

    Supports the research ideas that transfer the benefits of scientific research to common people through technology development and commercialization.

    3

    Ministry of Science & Technology

    http://www.most.gov.pk

    Physical, Life Sciences, Medical, IT and Engineering

    4

    Ministry of Health

    http://www.health.gov.pk

    Biological and Medical sciences

    5

    Pakistan Agricultural Research Council

    http://www.parc.gov.pk

    Agriculture and Biological Sciences

    6

    National Commission on Biotechnology/MoST

    http://www.ncb.gov.pk          

    Biotechnology

    7

    Pakistan Academy of Sciences

    https://www.paspk.org/

    Science, Technology and Innovation for Socio-economic development

    8

    Pakistan Health Research Council

    http://phrc.org.pk/

    Research Grants on the projects related to human health and disease

    9

    TWAS-COMSTECH

    www.twas.ictp.it/prog/grants/

    Research Grants

    10

    Research & Advocacy Fund

    www.rafpakistan.org

    Grants for research and effective advocacy practice in the area of maternal and newborn health in Pakistan

     

    International Funding Agencies

    S. No Funding Agencies Weblink Priority Area's

    Welcome Trust

    https://wellcome.ac.uk/

    Supports research in the fields of: Biomedical science,
    population health,
    product development and applied research,
    humanities and social science

    2

    The German Academic Exchange Service or DAAD

    https://www.daad.de/en/

    Grants to Support the Initiation of International Collaboration

    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

    https://www.gatesfoundation.org/

    Supports research in the fields of: Biomedical, health, humanities and social science

    4

    U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

    https://www.usaid.gov/

    Channel the technical expertise of scientists and researchers to build local scientific capacity, empowering people with tools for change, and use the evidence from scientific research to drive new policies and programs.

    The World Academy of Science (TWAS)

    https://twas.org/

    Agricultural Sciences; Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology; Biological Systems and Organisms; Medical and Health Sciences; Chemical Sciences; Engineering Sciences; Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences; Mathematical Sciences; Physics; Computing

    National Science Foundation

    https://www.nsf.gov/

    Funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering

    National Academy of Sciences

    http://www.nasonline.org/

    Physical, biological, and social sciences

    European Research Council

    https://erc.europa.eu/

    Research grants in any scientific domain, including social sciences, humanities and interdisciplinary field

    European Cooperation in Science and Technology

    https://www.cost.eu/

    Funds for organizing meetings, training schools, short term scientific missions or other networking activities in a wide range of scientific topics

    10 

    National Human Genome Research Institute

    https://www.genome.gov/

    Research grants in the field of genomics and genetics

    11 

    National Institute of Health

    https://www.nih.gov/

    Biomedical research

    12 

    Department for International Development

    http://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-international-development

    Biomedical Research

    13 

    Grand Challenges Canada

    https://www.grandchallenges.ca/

    Health Sciences

    14 

    International Development Research Center

    http://www.idrc.ca/

    Funds to developing-country researchers through grants, fellowships, and awards.

    15 

    Medical Research Council (MRC)             

    https://mrc.ukri.org/funding/

    Funds the research in the fields of Infections and immunity, Molecular and cellular medicine, Population and systems medicine, Neurosciences and mental health, Translation, Global health, Methodology, Public health

    16 

    Academy of Finland

    https://www.aka.fi/en

    All scientific research areas

    17 

    Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

    https://www.fwf.ac.at/en/

    Funds closely integrated, bilateral research projects

    18 

    UK Research and Innovation

    https://www.ukri.org/

    Biological sciences
    Humanitarian sciences

    19 

    International Development Research Centre

    https://www.idrc.ca/en

    Offers grants, funding, and awards to researchers and institutions to find solutions for global development challenges

    20 

    Spencer Foundation

    https://www.spencer.org/

    Multidisciplinary Research

    21 

    Graham Foundation

    http://www.grahamfoundation.org/

    Multidisciplinary Research

    22 

    Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

    https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/

    Multidisciplinary Research

    23 

    American Heart Association

    https://professional.heart.org

    Research Partnership Programs

    Funding Opportunities

    Funding Opportunity

    Deadline

    Month

    Innovative approaches to Climate change adaption (The Global EBA Fund)
    The Global Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Fund is now open for applications! It is a nature-based solution that harnesses biodiversity and ecosystem services to reduce vulnerability and build resilience of human communities to climate change.
    https://globalebafund.org/how-to-apply/

    15th July, 2022

    May

    The Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure call for Transnational Access (TNA) programme
    Research institutions and companies in the fields of Agro-Food, Environment & Energy and Health & Food are welcome to apply for funded access to high-quality microbial resources and services, or to state-of-the-art facilities and technological platforms provided by the IS_MIRRI21 partners across Europe
    https://ismirri21.mirri.org/2022/02/07/now-open-the-second-tna-call/

    15th May, 2022

    May

    Health and Science Research Efficacy of Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) Products
    The enormous global health burden of combustible smoking is well established and undisputed. In 2019, the number of cigarette smokers worldwide was over 1.1 billion, with tobacco smoking accounting for nearly 7.7 million premature deaths globally.1 Without intervention, deaths attributable to smoking will increase over the coming decades. The global healthcare community has a critical window to change the course of the tobacco epidemic.
    support@smokefreeworld.org

    16th May, 2022

    May

    European Research Council (ERC)
    Established and leading PI with a 10 year or more research track record, with the host institution in an EU member state or associated country. Grant open for any field of research, preferably of multi- or interdisciplinary nature which cross the boundaries between different fields of research, pioneering proposals addressing new and emerging fields of research or proposals introducing unconventional, innovative approaches and scientific inventions.
    https://erc.europa.eu

    31 Oct 2022

    May

    The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)
    (CEPI) has launched a new Call for Proposals to improve the thermostability of vaccines against known epidemic and pandemic diseases—like Ebola, Lassa fever, MERS, as well as COVID-19—or a novel Disease X. Interested groups could either apply individually or, for example if an independent tech institution.
    https://cepi.net/news_cepi/cepi-opens-call-to-develop-heat-stable-vaccine-tech-for-use-against-epidemic-and-pandemic-threats/

    31st December 2022

    May

    Direct Aid Program (Australian Hight Commission Islamabad)
    DAP projects cover a range of sectors such as education, health, water and sanitation, environmental protection, women's empowerment and gender equality, supporting people with disabilities, economic livelihoods, and human rights. DAP projects engage a wide range of partners including community groups, non-government organizations, educational institutions and local governments.
    https://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/direct-aid-program/Pages/direct-aidprogram.aspx

    31st December, 2022

    May

    Child Health Foundation (Innovative small Grants Program)
    For the year 2022 the Child Health Foundation (CHF) wishes to receive proposals from registered non-governmental organizations (NGO)s) for innovative research or innovative service projects directed at improving the health and well-being of new-born infants during their first year of life. This is a time of high risk for babies, and we believe that local groups may have innovative ideas on improving the health, survival and wellbeing of these vulnerable infants.
    https://childhealthfoundation.org/how-to-apply/

    31st May, 2022

    May

    Research Grants on Education (Spencer Foundation)
    The Spencer Foundation is inviting proposals entitled “Research Grants on Education. This program supports proposals from multiple disciplinary and methodological perspectives, both domestically and internationally, from scholars at various stages in their career. They anticipate that proposals will span a wide range of topics and disciplines that innovatively investigate questions central to education, including for example education, anthropology, philosophy, psychology, sociology, law, economics, history, or neuroscience, amongst others.
    https://www.spencer.org/grant_types/large-research-grant

    4th May 2022

    May

    Nominations open for Mental Health award (Wellcome)
    Wellcome is accepting nominations for Mental Health award: Improving cognitive and functional outcomes in people experiencing, or at risk of, psychosis.
    https://wellcome.org/grant-funding/schemes/improving-cognitive-and-functional-outcomes-psychosis

    5th May 2022

    May

    Research Travel Grant for University Faculty & Scholar
    To cultivate this environment, the Higher Education Commission has set up a special Research Travel Grant Fund for University faculty, PhD scholars, and MS students at Pakistani Universities. Under this program, an academician or student selected to present research work at a national or international academic event is eligible to get funding from his/her academic institution and the academic institute will ultimately seek funding from HEC by applying for reimbursement
    https://hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/HEC%20Research%20Travel%20Grant/Pages/HEC-Research-Travel-Grant.aspx

    Currently open

    May

    Fellowships for Research and Advanced Training in Virology and Vaccine Technologies (COMSTECH)
    For good science, a systematic and focused program for the capacity building of young scientists is needed. COMSTECH, in collaboration with key centers of excellence in OIC countries, announces the training scholarship in the field of virology and vaccine technology. This is indeed an attempt to prepare the next generation of scientists of OIC nations to meet the challenge of current and future pandemics/epidemics.
    https://www.comstech.org/comstech-fellowships/

    Currently open

    May

    Pak-FRANCE Peridot Research Program
    PERIDOT is the Franco-Pakistani Hubert Curien Partnership (PHC) Program providing opportunities to Pakistani and French researchers to interact for joint research activities. The program is implementedin Pakistan by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and in France, jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Development (MAEDI) and the Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MESRI).
    https://hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/peridot/Pages/default.aspx

    Currently open

    May

    Innovative and Collaborative Research Grant (ICRG)
    supports research partnerships between Pakistani and UK universities, research bodies, and existing centers of excellence that focus on any of the emerging disciplines/priority areas. To support collaborative research between Pakistan and the UK for cutting-edge research and innovation in emerging disciplines of knowledge Medical and allied health sciences Energy (generation, distribution, and conservation) Climate Change Individual Grant Value: Up to Rs. 50 million
    https://hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/ICRG/Pages/default.aspx

    Currently Open

    May

    Gilead Foundation (Apply for a Grant – Asia)
    Grant applications are accepted throughout the year. Funding requests must be submitted a minimum of 8 weeks prior to the start of the activity. The typical grant review timeline can be up to 12 weeks. Formal notifications of all funding decisions are sent in writing by email to the contact listed on the grant application.
    https://www.gilead.com/purpose/giving/funding-requests/apply-asia

    Currently Open

    May

    Mohammed Bin Rashid Global Initiatives
    Dubai Cares is playing a key role in helping achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, which aims to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning by 2030, by supporting programs in early childhood development, access to quality primary and secondary education, technical and vocational education and training for youth as well as a particular focus on education in emergencies and protracted crises.
    https://www.dubaicares.ae/partner-us

    Currently Open

    May

    The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF)
    Awards PhD fellowships of 2 to 3.5 years to outstanding junior scientists worldwide who wish to pursue an ambitious PhD project in basic biomedical research in an internationally leading laboratory. The peer-review selection process evaluates the applicant's achievements, as well as the scientific quality of the project and host laboratory. The process is highly competitive, with less than 10% of applicants receiving a fellowship.
    https://www.bifonds.de/fellowships-grants/phd-fellowships.html

    Currently Open

    May

    Call for Entries: 2022 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation
    The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation (‘Awards’) recognizes exemplary efforts by individuals and organizations to restore or conserve structures, places and properties of heritage value in the region. It encourages other property owners to undertake conservation projects within their communities.
    http://bangkok.unesco.org/content/apply-awards

    July-2022

    May

    Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF)
    Multiples research grants
    http://www.psf.gov.pk

    June- 2022

    May

    DAAD Pakistan
    Pursuing a career in psychiatry? Look at these 10 PhD positions and 6 joint residency/PhD training program at IMPRS for translational psychiatry at Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry – Munich
    http://ow.ly/gram50H9irl

    October 2022

    May