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PSF Call for Proposals under Competitive Research Program (CRP)
Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) under its “Competitive Research Program” has invited research proposals from scientists/technologists/engineers/technopreneurs to achieve socio-economic goals through indigenous research and innovation. Researchers from HEC recognized public & private sector universities, public sector R&D organizations and industry can apply through proper channel under the funding criteria given below:

Funding Categories: 
  • Consortium Research Grants to finance research to resolve mega national issues through consortium of scientists from multiple professions and organizations with specific target of socio-economic gains.
  • Triple Helix Model (Research in collaboration with industry) to resolve industrial issues to substitute imports and enhance value addition of indigenous goods especially exportable commodities.
Salient Features:
  • Funding limit for these categories is Rs. 20.0 Million.
  • Maximum project duration should not exceed 3 years.
  • Project costing should be based on actual market rates.
  • Project should be prepared on prescribed proforma of Competitive Research Program.
  • Grants of award will be determined by subject experts, technical committees, Project Award Committees and Steering Committees. The decision of PSF will be final.
  • Proposals under Triple Helix Model must be supported by the Business Plan.
  • Proposals under Consortium Research Grants must be supported by the Consortium Research Plan.
  • The priority areas are available at PSF website.
Forms, priority areas and guidelines can be downloaded from PSF website

Project proposals duly endorsed by organizational heads should reach PSF no later than August 30, 2019.
National ICT R&D Fund
Ignite, National Technology Fund (Formerly known as National ICT R&D Fund) has launched National Grassroots ICT Research Initiative (NGIRI) 2019. The program aims to assist final year undergraduate students of ICT related disciplines by providing them financial assistance for developing prototypes / working models of their Final Year Projects (FYP) in order to increase creativity, innovation and hands on engineering and development skills.
Late date to submit FYP Applications has been extended till 17th June 2019. For more information about NGIRI, Eligibility Criteria, T&C and Application Procedures, kindly visit Ignite webpage.

For any query,kindly contact FUI Focal Person for Ignite/NGIRI at below details.

Mr. Asif Javed

Manager Research Operations & Development (ORIC)

Ph: +92-51-5788450 Ext: 155



The Foundation University Islamabad (FUI), a project of Fauji Foundation was established under a federal charter in October 2002. The University's programmes of study have been duly accredited by Higher Education Commission (HEC), National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC), Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP) and Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC).