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British Council: Innovative and Collaborative Research Grant 2019-20
International Office   Tuesday, October 29, 2019


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.

Key Objectives:

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

Key Features:

  • Expected Number of Grants:  6
  • Maximum Project Duration:  3 years
  • Individual Grant Value: Up to Rs. 50 million

Key Areas:

  • Medical and allied health sciences
  • Energy (generation, distribution and conservation)
  • Climate Change
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Robotics
  • Nano-Sciences
  • Big Data – Cloud Computing
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities


Principal Investigator (PI) must be a faculty member of Higher Education Institutions (public and private) in Pakistan collaborating with U.K partner institution and non-academic partner.

The Consortia may include:

  • Centre of excellence in related field
  • Research partner from third country (with ready financial contribution

How to Apply:

Joint proposals by Pakistani and UK partners can be submitted in response to a call for proposals. Submission must be made to the HEC and British Council though online portal according to the guidelines provided in the call for proposals

Proposal Submission Stages:

  • Project Outline Submission
  • Full Proposal Submission

Evaluation Process:

  • The research proposals are assessed by peer reviewers having great expertise in the field.
  • The assessment is conducted in an objective, impartial and transparent manner and is of high quality.

Funding Details:

  • Salaries for PI and Co-PIs based on the amount of time spent on the project
  • Stipends for Bachelors, Master's, doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars to help take the prototype or proposed product to market
  • Travel to national and international meetings to present research results obtained and to support the proposed research
  • Equipment purchase and maintenance as appropriate & approved to conduct the proposed research
  • Purchase of research supplies necessary to conduct the proposed research
  • Processing fee for open access journals/ publications for disseminating research results obtained
  • Doctoral fellowship for six months
  • Prototype/ Product Development Cost (If applicable)

Deadline for Project Outline Submission is:  Monday, December 2, 2019
Deadline for Full Proposal Submission is:   
Friday, January, 31, 2020

Note: Call for Proposals is open and applications can be submitted through HEC online portal after 2nd November, 2019

For more detail and how to apply:


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