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


  • 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)


  • Histopathology Lab
  • PCR Lab

  • National Funding Agencies

    S. No Funding Agencies Weblink Priority Area's

    Higher Education Commission

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

      Grand Challenge Fund

    Supports large, multisectoral, multidimensional research projects

      Local Challenge Fund

    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

    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

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

      Thematic Grants Program

    Supports research culture in sciences and social sciences

      Technology Transfer Support Fund

    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

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

      Problem Based Applied Interdisciplinary Research Programme

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

      National Awards for Outstanding Researchers

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

      Pakistan Programme for Collaborative Research

    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

    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)

    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

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


    Pakistan Science Foundation

    Promotes and funds scientific and technological research and science popularization

      Competitive Research Program

    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

    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

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


    Ministry of Science & Technology

    Physical, Life Sciences, Medical, IT and Engineering


    Ministry of Health

    Biological and Medical sciences


    Pakistan Agricultural Research Council

    Agriculture and Biological Sciences


    National Commission on Biotechnology/MoST          



    Pakistan Academy of Sciences

    Science, Technology and Innovation for Socio-economic development


    Pakistan Health Research Council

    Research Grants on the projects related to human health and disease



    Research Grants


    Research & Advocacy Fund

    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

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


    The German Academic Exchange Service or DAAD

    Grants to Support the Initiation of International Collaboration

    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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


    U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

    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)

    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

    Funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering

    National Academy of Sciences

    Physical, biological, and social sciences

    European Research Council

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

    European Cooperation in Science and Technology

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


    National Human Genome Research Institute

    Research grants in the field of genomics and genetics


    National Institute of Health

    Biomedical research


    Department for International Development

    Biomedical Research


    Grand Challenges Canada

    Health Sciences


    International Development Research Center

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


    Medical Research Council (MRC)         

    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


    Academy of Finland

    All scientific research areas


    Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

    Funds closely integrated, bilateral research projects


    UK Research and Innovation

    Biological sciences
    Humanitarian sciences


    International Development Research Centre

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


    Spencer Foundation

    Multidisciplinary Research


    Graham Foundation

    Multidisciplinary Research


    Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

    Multidisciplinary Research


    American Heart Association

    Research Partnership Programs

    Funding Opportunities

    Funding Opportunity



    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.

    15th July, 2022


    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

    15th May, 2022


    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.

    16th May, 2022


    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.

    31 Oct 2022


    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.

    31st December 2022


    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.

    31st December, 2022


    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.

    31st May, 2022


    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.

    4th May 2022


    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.

    5th May 2022


    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

    Currently open


    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.

    Currently open


    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).

    Currently open


    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

    Currently Open


    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.

    Currently Open


    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.

    Currently Open


    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.

    Currently Open


    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.



    Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF)
    Multiples research grants

    June- 2022


    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

    October 2022