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PHEC International Post-Doctoral Scholarships 2021-22

Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) invites applications from faculty of public sector colleges/universities chartered by Govt. of Punjab for the award of International Post-Doctoral Scholarships for 8-10 months in QS Top Ranking 200 Universities of 2020 (general ranking) and/or top 50 (subject-wise ranking). To apply for the scholarship/fellowship click on the below link:

PHEC International Post-Doctoral Scholarships 2021-22

Application Forms:

Application form and related details are available at the PHEC website Application complete in all respects must reach Punjab Higher Education Commission, Lahore on or before 31st January 2021 at 05.00 pm through registered post only.



Punjab Higher Education Commission, Lahore 10tn Floor, Arfa Software Technology Park, 346-B, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Phone Number : 042-99231903

Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) International Post-Doctoral Scholarships 2020


Candidate must hold Ph.D. Degree from HEC recognized university.

Age Limit: Maximum of 45 years of age on the closing date.

Experience: Be a regular (BPS orTTS) faculty member of a public sector university/college.

Submit a clearly written research proposal, relevant to the academic field, industry/society, and needs of the country. Have placement in a university listed in the top 200 QS world university general ranking of 2020 and/or top 50 in QS subject-wise ranking.

Grant Provision:

PHEC will provide bench fees, settlement allowance, stipend, and return airfare under this scholarship, as per PHEC rules.

How to Apply

Open the official Website of PunjabHEC and click on the International Post-Doctoral Scholarships link to apply online.

Completely filled application form with a detailed research proposal and study plan. Acceptance letter from the faculty supervisor at a foreign university that must be among the top 200 universities according to the QS World University Rankings of 2020 and/or top 50 in QS Subject Wise Rankings. The letter should clearly mention the duration of the post-doc, commencement date, and bench fee.
Copies of educational transcripts and degrees
Appointment/regularization letter as a TTS/BPS faculty in public sector college/ university
NOC from the relevant government department/university authorities
Candidate CV/Resume
Foreign Supervisor CV/Resume
Photocopy of CNIC
Photocopy of passport
Application complete in all respect must reach at Punjab Higher Education Commission, 10th Floor, Arfa Software Technology Park, 346-B, Ferozepur Road, Lahore on or before January 31, 2020, at 05:00 PM through registered post. The application submitted by hand will not be accepted.


All the above documents should be tape bind and in the same order as mentioned above. Incomplete applications or applications with missing documents will be rejected. By hand, applications will not be accepted.

Terms & conditions

Following are the terms & conditions of the award of Post-Doctoral Scholarship and the acceptance of the award is an acknowledgment of these obligations:

A scholar will not change the course of the research study as specified in the letter of award.
A scholar will not hold any other grant during this scholarship period.
Acceptance letter must be from a university listed in the top 200 QS world university general rankings of 2020 and/or top 50 in QS subject-wise ranking.
A change of university/institute during the study will not be admissible.
A scholar would obtain leave and NOC from the parent institution to join the foreign institution for Post-Doctoral study on a full-time basis.
The scholarship will be awarded for the specified period as proposed on the acceptance letter (minimum for 8 months but not beyond 10 months).
A scholar can stay outside the country of study/research for a maximum period of 4 weeks (28 days) for research purposes or due to any other emergency subject to prior approval from PHEC. The stipend will be deducted for a period beyond the allowed limit.
The scholar shall be required to proceed abroad within six months after issuance of the final award letter failing which his/her award will be canceled. It is the responsibility of the scholar to obtain a visa and complete necessary documentation with PHEC within time.
A scholar is required to execute a bond with the university/institution of her/his employment to serve her/his parent department for 2 years subsequent to the completion of this Scholarship.
A scholar shall sign an agreement with the Punjab Higher Education Commission on non-judicial (stamp) paper to the effect that in case the scholar fails to complete her/his research study, she/he will refund to the PHEC the total amount spent on her/his scholarship by the PHEC.
In addition, a personal guarantee of a person of means on non-judicial (stamp) paper to the effect of ensuring the recovery in case of default would need to be furnished.
Every document i.e. Deed of Agreement and other documents must be properly notarized, i.e. the document must be registered by the Notary Public maintained by him as Notary register and the signatures of the executants must be obtained on the register and the number of the registration must be mentioned along with the Notary Public stamp. Agreement / Undertaking or guarantee format will be provided to the candidate upon selection.
The post-doctoral scholarship application will be processed on the basis of information/data provided by the applicants and in case of any error/omission and misrepresentation, PHEC reserves the right to reject the applicant at any stage.
The scholar shall be required to submit a six-month progress report to PHEC in a prescribed format and a final completion report based on the pre-defined outcomes as identified on the research proposal at the start of the program.