ICT R&D fund has announced the launch of National Grassroots ICT Research Initiative for Undergrads for year 2013, with which undergraduate students can get their final year project funded by ICT R&D Fund.
ICT R&D Fund said that this initiative aims to promote, enable, and encourage R&D culture at the grassroots level by funding R&D projects initiated by ICT related undergraduate students under the mentorship of faculty members in chartered universities of both Public and Private sector.
The Fund will provide financial support to selected Final Year Projects (FYP) of undergraduate students enrolled in ICT related disciplines like Computer Science & Information Technology, Electrical, Electronics, Telecom, Computer, and Software Engineering.
The financial assistance under the initiative will enable students undertaking Final Year Projects (FYP) in building prototypes and working models to showcase their creativity and innovation by applying hands on engineering and development skills.
The funding covers the cost of purchase of equipment and other miscellaneous costs associated with the development of the prototype or working model. Maximum up to Rs. 75,000/- can be provided to a Final Year Project (FYP) and the break-up of budget is as follows:
Equipment: Maximum up to Rs. 65,000/-
Miscellaneous: Maximum up to Rs. 10,000/-
How to Apply
The nominations for Final Year Projects may be furnished through respective Head of Departments on the prescribed nomination form at the following address (No online submission is accepted)
General Manager (Monitoring)
National ICT R&D Fund
Ministry of Information Technology
6th Floor, HBL Tower
Jinnah Avenue, Blue Area
List of Potential Participating Universities
Final Year Project (FYP) Recommendation Form
The last date for submission of nomination is January 18, 2013.