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Higher Education Commission (HEC) Research Awards competition 2021

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) 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 social welfare and promote publications with higher impact.

Higher Education Commission (HEC) Research Awards competition 2021

Award Categories
The awards will be given in the following three categories:
Best H Best Young HJI Best
Researcher BI Resparrher H Publication
Eligibility Criteria
General Eligibility
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
I. The applicant must be a resident of Pakistan for at least three years on 1st January 2021.
(b) Best Young Researcher
i. The applicant must be under 40 years of age on 1st January 2021.
ii. The applicant must be a resident of Pakistan for at least one year on 1st January 2021.
(c) Best Publication
I. The publication must be a scholarly book or journal article.
ii. The publication must not be more than three years before 1st January 2021.
iii. The publication must be written by no more than three authors.
iv. All authors must be residents of Pakistan for at least three years on 1st January 2021.
v. Research articles only published in a W-category journal in HEC Journal Recognition System (HJRS) are eligible.
vi. Research articles must have a minimum citation count of 100.
vii. Publications (including the extended version of a paper) that have previously been submitted for the same category of the award are not eligible for resubmission.
viii. Books must be published by a recognized academic Press as defined by HEC.
Higher Education Commission (HEC) Research Awards competition 2021


Application Submission Procedure
Applications on prescribed application template along with requisite documents must be submitted via HEC online portal www.hec.gov.pk.

For further information regarding the application submission requirements and evaluation process, please see Call for Applications Guidance
available on the HEC website www.hec.gov.pk/site/awards

Application forms must be submitted to HEC on or before the Submission Deadline Monday, February 1, 2021, duly complete in all respect. Incomplete or late applications will not be entertained. Queries regarding HEC Research Awards may be directed to email: info-r&d@hec.gov.pk