HEC AWARDS 2021 FOR RESEARCH
Award categories include Best Researcher, Best Young researcher, and best publication. Pakistani researchers/scholars can submit applications for HEC Research Awards competition. The purpose of the HEC Research Awards is to recognize and reward excellence in research, contributions to intellectual development, and social welfare and promote publications with higher impact. The award
includes a certificate and a cash prize.
The application portal for HEC Research Awards 2021 is open now. Applications can be submitted via HEC online portal (research.hec.gov.pk) after January 05, 2021.
The Last date for application submission is February 01, 2021 (11:59 PM Pakistan Standard Time)
HEC Research Awards Disciplinary Domains
Separate awards shall be given in three broad disciplinary domains:
HEC Research Award Categories
Best Researcher Award aims to recognize and reward the researchers for their research contribution judged to be of highest quality. The potential awardees under this category will be the researchers who have contributed the most to intellectual and social development through their writings (i.e., not simply through their formal titles or positions). As such, while this is an award for a lifetime of achievement rather than a single publication or contribution, it does not preclude recognizing a single publication with a huge impact. On the other hand, the lifetime of achievement should be characterized by outstanding publications with demonstrated major impact.
Best Researcher Award is presented to the early researcher under the age of 40, who is judged by the scientific panels to show the most promise of stimulating further research, addressing or resolving social problems, and enhancing the quality of research in Pakistan. The objective of this award is to recognize both the contribution and future potential of early-career researchers in terms of their research and publications. Here, too, selection should place due weight on particular outstanding and impactful discoveries and publications.
Best Publication is awarded to the publication i.e., book or journal article, that is judged by the scientific panels as likely to produce the greatest impact on human welfare, either by stimulating and opening up new areas of further research or by contributing to the resolution of a critical problem facing Pakistan and the world at large. The objective is to recognize and reward the publication that has produced a lasting impact on future research as well as socio-economic development in the country.
Applicants, if eligible for both categories a) and b), can apply for only one categoryPhysics/Mathematics) or International MCAT® scores (minimum 60 per cent) are also acceptable. In SAT II, the weightage of Biology will be 40%, Chemistry 35%, and Physics/Mathematics 25%.
Eligibility criteria for HEC research awards 2021