PSF declared as a Focal Organization for "EU Horizon-2020" Programme

It is a matter of pride that Pakistan Science Foundation has been declared as the Focal Organization for EU Research and Innovation Programme Horizon-2020 in Pakistan by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) on behalf of Government of Pakistan. PSF under the guidance and policy of MoST will coordinate with EU for implementation of programmes and activities under Horizon-2020.

Pakistan Science Foundation is actively engaged in establishing linkages with other national, regional and international organizations to promote research and facilitate scientists, technologists and techno-pruners of the country. PSF being a Focal organization for Horizon-2020 has already developed a roadmap in coordination with EU Delegation to Pakistan and under this concurrence, awareness seminars both at the Federal and Provincial levels are being organized to provide technical support to the scientists/researchers of Pakistan to develop and submit high quality project proposals to get benefit under this funding opportunities.

The European Union (EU) as a world leader in research and innovation has launched a Horizon-2020 programme in follow-up of similar previously implemented FP6 and FP7 programmes. It also allows significant funding to non-EU Member States, like Pakistan. Horizon-2020 programme is open for international participants to promote joint high profile scientific projects through collaborative consortia together with EU science and technology partners. For this funding opportunity, an impressive amount of € 79 billion is available worldwide for seven-year term, that is more than € ten billion per year.

All scientists and researchers in various organizations across the country are invited and encouraged to develop consortia with EU partners, prepare high quality research proposal(s) and submit to the European Union keeping PSF onboard for data sharing and expediting with the EU Delegation to Pakistan Office.