PERIDOT is the Franco-Pakistani Hubert Curien Partnership (PHC) Programme providing opportunities to Pakistani and French researchers to interact for joint research activities. The programme is implemented in Pakistan by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and in France, jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Development (MAEDI) and the Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MESR). The objective of this program is to develop new scientific and technological cooperation between French and Pakistani higher education institutions/research laboratories by supporting the mobility of researchers from both sides.

HEC invites joint research proposals for mobility grant from Pakistani faculty members of public and approved private universities for HEC funding in the following five areas;

  • Energy
  • Health
  • Human and social sciences
  • Climate change / Environmental​ Sciences
  • Water

How to apply

  • ​For submission of applications and further details, please visit at HEC website:
  • ​The application complete in all respects must reach the following address by 16th November,2018 before 17:00 hours PST.

For further information, please contact:

Waheed Khizar

Assistant Director, R&D Division

Higher Education Commission,

Sector H – 9, Islamabad

[email protected]



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