CALL FOR PROPOSALS - Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (MSRT), Iran has opened the call for joint research proposals between 01.02.2018 to 19.04.2018

General Guidelines for application of Joint Research projects between Pakistan and Iran

Theme "Translational Research: Innovation from lab to society".

The proposals are invited in the following priority areas for Joint Research Projects;
  • Material Sciences and Metallurgy
  • Climate Smart Agriculture and Biotechnology
  • Economic Utilization of Marine Resources
  • Textile Engineering and Value Addition
  • Earthquake forecasting services
  • Solar Energy and ways of its implementation
  • Wind Energy and ways of its implementation
  • Water scarcity in close future and its relation to food scarcity
  • Air Pollution
  • Saving Endangered Species of plants, animals and insects

Additional Notes:
  • The duration of projects should not exceed 2-years
  • Maximum grant limit would be Rs.1.0 million from Pakistani side (8,000 Euros each side)
  • Joint R&D projects must contribute towards development of Technology, Process, Technique, Prototype and have commercial elements for socio-economic development
  • Objectives and expected outcomes should be clear and bullet-wise
  • Proposals should be submitted on prescribed proforma completed in all respects by providing complete details of joint research work, time and cost
  • Two hard copies should be submitted to the Foundation along-with soft copy
  • Proposals should be submitted to PSF through proper channel
  • Pakistani P.Is will submit proposals to PSF while Iranian scientists will submit proposals to Ministry of Science Research & Technology, Iran
  • PSF will provide funding to Pakistani P.I while Iranian scientists will get funding from MSRT, Iran
  • No transfer of funds is allowed beyond borders i.e. PSF funds will be utilized in Pakistan while Iranian funds in Iran only
  • Prescribed Project Proposal proforma is available at PSF website

[   Download Proforma for application of Joint Research projects   ]

The Pakistani scientists must submit two hard copies and electronic copy through email to:

Pakistan Science Foundation

Saman Rauf
Scientific Officer
Pakistan Science Foundation
1-Constition Avenue, G-5/2, Islamabad
Telephone: 051-9203566
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