Higher Education Commission has announced an award ceremony to acknowledge and appreciate Pakistani research scholars and faculty for their excellent performance in the field of research and education in all areas of study in Pakistan.  This event is aimed at promoting the scope and competition of R&D, innovation and publication in HEC and research institutions.


HEC has categorized total of 56 awards under four sets which include best research paper, best young research scholar, best innovator and best book in all major education disciplines including: Natural Sciences, Biological Sciences, Computer Science/ Engineering, Management Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Health Sciences, Pure Engineering, Social Sciences, Arts / Humanities / Languages

They have also defined certain qualifying guidelines for all the applicants. Anyone meeting those criteria defined below can apply for this award via this link by Jan, 25th 2017 which is the last date for application submission.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicant needs to be a Pakistani citizen.

Applicant should be the 1st or corresponding author for best research paper category.

Material should have been published in 2016 for best research paper and best book category.

If the applicant is presenting foreign collaborative research, his affiliation must be with Pakistan.

In case of best book award, the candidate should be the 1st or sole author.

For the category of best young research scholar award maximum age limit is 40 years.

Only one application is allowed to be submitted under each category.

An undertaking stating that none of the applicant’s publication is plagiarized on a 100 Rs. Stamp paper needs to be submitted along with all the relevant submission.

Application Process

Candidates can download respective forms for each category from here and then submit them after filling the require information along with the necessary attachments by the final submission deadline date. Any further enquiries in this regard can be resolved by contacting the persons directly as mentioned under contact us section.


Sameen explores educational & career opportunities for Pakistani youth. She is a career mentor by hobby.

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