[Eligibility, Features, Procedure] CPEC-collaborative Research Grant: HEC invites proposals
Reports state that the CPEC-CRG will support promising research partnerships between Pakistan and China.
The Higher Education Commission invited proposals for the China Pakistan Economic Corridor-Collaborative Research Grant (CPEC-CRG) on Tuesday. According to HEC, the project is one of the critical components of the recently launched HEC initiative ‘Academic Collaboration under CPEC Consortium of Universities. As per HEC’s statement, the objective of the project is:
To understand and respond to the historic global geo-strategic and geo-economic transition and its impact on the region, in general, and Pakistan in particular.
Reports state that the CPEC-CRG will support promising research partnerships between Pakistan and China. The initiative aims to find solutions to CPEC-related problems through joint research by the universities of Pakistan and China.
HEC’s statement on the initiative read:
CPEC- CRG research projects must be collaborative in scope, with teams composed of academic researchers from Pakistan and China with the appropriate expertise to address the research challenge and industrial and sectoral collaborators within Pakistan and China.
It further stated:
Principal investigators should be faculty members at higher education institutions in Pakistan.
HEC also stated that to take full advantage of the national research capacity, proposals are encouraged from teams including junior and senior academic staff and both male and female researchers.
Concluding the statement, HEC said:
The CPEC-CRG awards will be selected competitively using a merit-based, independent, transparent evaluation and selection process based upon international standards.
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