What is HEC Indigenous Ph.D. Fellowship Program ?

The specific objective of the 5000 Indigenous Scholarship Scheme is to create a critical mass of highly qualified human resources in all fields of studies taught at the advanced level in local universities. These locally qualified academics and researchers will improve the R&D potential of public as well as private universities and it will also strengthen the local industrial sector.

With the launching of the scheme, research culture in public/private sector Universities has been developed in accordance with International norms/standards. This project is focused at diversified disciplines belonging to all fields of Science & Technology as well as Social Sciences, Humanities and Life Sciences. To enhance the research facilities in these fields the Higher Education Commission has funded many Departments/Universities to establish research labs. This has brought tremendous change in research culture of the Pakistani Universities.

Eligibility Criteria for HEC Indigenous Ph.D. Fellowship Program

  1. Pakistani/AJK National.
  2. Candidate must have minimum of 16 years of education with no 3rd division or Grade D in degree/ certificate of entire academic career.
  3.  Maximum age at the closing date of application e. December 15, 2015.
  4. 40 years for full time regular faculty members of public sector university/DAIs and regular employee of the public sector / R & D organizations.
  5. 35 years for all others.
  6. The candidates who are already availing any other HEC/Government scholarship are NOT eligible to apply.