Get Upto $500,000 With Pak-US Science & Technology Cooperation Program

Good news for all the research students in Pakistan.

Pakistan and United States Science and Technology Cooperation program brings you an opportunity of a lifetime.

Through this program, students can get their research funded for a funding of up to $500,000 (US – Pakistan combined). The project is implemented by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in the U.S. and by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan.

It is intended to increase the strength of cooperation and linkages between Pakistani scientists and institutions with their counterparts in the United States. Within NAS, the Pakistan – U.S. Science and Technology Cooperation Program is administered by the Development, Security, and Cooperation unit in the Policy and Global Affairs Division.

Proposals are now being accepted for one to three year collaborative Pakistan–U.S. research grants.

Program Objectives

Projects funded under this solicitation should contribute to building research capacity in Pakistan while strengthening U.S – Pakistan cooperative relationship in one or more of the following ways:

  • Enhancing the ability of the science and technology community to spur human and economic development in Pakistan.
  • Improving the quality, relevance, or capacity of education and research at Pakistani institutions of higher education in science and technical fields.
  • ​Improving the capacity of Pakistani research institutions to support industry competitiveness.

Fields Covered Under Program:

The program welcomes proposals across a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:

  • Health Security
  • Education
  • Health/Public Health/Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Agriculture
  • Environmental/Climate Change/Biodiversity
  • Energy and Renewable Energy
  • Social Sciences
  • Economic Development
  • Democracy and Governance
  • Food Security


In 2003, the Governments of Pakistan and the United States signed a comprehensive Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement that established a framework to increase cooperation in science, technology, engineering and education for mutual benefit between the science and education communities in both countries.

In 2005, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) joined hands with the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan to support the joint Pakistan-United States Science and Technology Cooperation Program.

Beginning in 2008, the United States Department of State (DoS) joined USAID as a U.S. co-sponsor of the program.

Last date for submission of proposals is: Friday, January 13, 2017. 4:00 AM PST.

To apply, click here.

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