Higher Education Commission (HEC) has announced 2,000 PhD scholarships for faculty members of Pakistani HEC recognized universities project titled “Faculty Development Programme” for Pakistani Universities. Last date to apply for PhD scholarship programme is December 4, 2018.
The phD scholarship programme will provide an opportunity to faculty members of public and private universities, Degree Awarding Institutions (DAIs) to purse PhD degree at selected HEC recognized Pakistani university. The scholar can avail scholarship for a maximum period of four years including 6-12 months at foreign university.
Researchers on key research areas having master degree with minimum 18 years of education would be able to apply for the programme. Visiting faculty members are not eligible to apply. Aspirant must have two years of teaching experience in the parent university and having maximum age limit of 45 on closing dates are eligible for the scholarship programme.
Scholar will be required to start the initial research in Pakistan and at any point during research he or she would be required to proceed abroad for a maximum period of 6-12 months with the recommendations of local supervisor and acceptance of foreign supervisor for thesis work.
Faculty Development Programme was designed in a way to raise capacity of non-PhD faculty members of institutions. The proposed project would provide a chance to non-PhD degree holders to pursue their study in world recognized university.
Programme was plausible to encourage collaboration between Pakistani and world renowned institution that it will bring opportunities to develop research projects and simultaneously build capacity in the education system of both partner countries.
Faculty Development Programme will help in achieving 2025 vision goals identified by the Government of Pakistan and would also promote activities to enhance the quality of learning and teaching across the sector.
HEC Scholarships for faculty members would also encourage and reward existing faculty for developing their teaching skills in key areas of their expertise and it will provide chance to enhance education level and encourage the young researchers so, that they contribute in national building with their better professional knowledge.