HEC announces National Awards for Outstanding Researchers

The HEC Outstanding Research Awards program aims to recognize and reward the achievements of Pakistani researchers/scholars for research, innovation and publication in all fields of study. The objectives of these awards are to acknowledge the high performance of the Pakistani faculty and researchers and thus promote a competitive research culture in higher education and R&D institutions.

The program awards individuals in the following categories every year:

 Award Category  No. of Awards / year
 Best Research Paper*   37
 Best Young Research Scholar   9
 Best Innovator   1
 Best Book   9
 Total   56

*Cash award for “Best Research Paper” will be distributed equally among all Pakistani authors of the paper.


The Awards are given for the following disciplines:

  • Natural Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Pure Engineering
  • Computer Science/ Engineering
  • Social Sciences
  • Management Sciences
  • Arts / Humanities / Languages

Deadline for submission of application for HEC Outstanding Research Awards 2015/2016 is 25th January, 2017

HEC awards for Researchers