HEC Pakistan Research Awards 2021 Competition Online Application Submission Procedure Eligibility Criteria January Feb 01
Higher Education Commission of PAKISTAN
Call for Applications
HEC Research AWARDS of the Year 2021
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan invites Pakistani Researchers/Scholars to submit applications for the HEC Research Awards Competition. The objective of these Awards is to recognize and reward excellence in research, contributions to intellectual development, and recognize and social promote publications with higher impact.
The awards will be given in the following three categories:
- The applicant has never been blacklisted by HEC.
- The applicant/publication has not received the same award earlier.
- None of the publications on Applicant / Authors’ credit is plagiarized as per HEC plagiarism policy.
a) Best Researcher:
- The applicant must be a resident of Pakistan for at least three years on 1st January 2021.
b) Best Young Researcher:
- The applicant must be under 40 years of age on 1st January 2021.
- The applicant must be a resident of Pakistan for at least one year on 1st January 2021.
c) Best Publication:
- The application must be a scholarly book or journal article. The publication must not be more than three years before 1st January 2021.
- The publication must be written by no more than three authors.
- All authors must be residents of Pakistan for at least three years on 1st January 2021.
- Research articles only published in a W-category journal in HEC Journal Recognition System (HJRS) are eligible.
- Research articles must have a minimum citation count of 100.
- Publications (including an extended version of a paper) that have previously been submitted for the same category of the award are not eligible for resubmission.
- Books must be published by a recognized academic press as defined by HEC.
Application Submission PROCEDURE:
Applications on prescribed application template along with requisite documents must be submitted via HEC online Portal.
For futher information regarding application submission requirements and evaluation process, please see “Call for Applications Guidance” available on Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan official website:
Link to apply online application is following:
Application forms must be submitted to HEC on or before the
Submission Deadline MONDAY, February 1st, 2021
duly complete in all respect.
Incomplete or late applications will not be entertained.
Queries regarding HEC Research Awards may be directed to email: