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

Introduction:

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

Eligibility: 

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:

https://www.britishcouncil.pk/innovative-and-collaborative-research-grant



 

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