Challenge-driven
Innovation Fund
(CIF)

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The Challenge-Driven Innovation Fund support collaborative research and innovation from consortia. The proposal must be submitted by the coordinator on behalf of the consortium that includes at least two independent Pakistan-based legal entities (i.e., university/research organization and industry). The legal entities may for example be universities, research organisations, large companies or SMEs.

International collaborations are encouraged when the international partner brings a unique added value to the project team.

How to apply?
Duly filled proposal on the prescribed format along with required documents must be submitted online.

Project Outline (PO) Submission
Duly filled PO on the prescribed format along with required documents must be submitted online.

Full Project Proposal (FPP) Submission
FPP are accepted only from PIs of shortlisted POs.

Submission deadline for Project Outline is 7th August, 2022. The link for submitting proposals will be available on 20th July, 2022.