HEC Research Award Competition Program 2023

In this blog post, we will talk about the HEC Research Award Competition Program 2023. The announcement has been made in March 2023 through the daily ‘Dunya’ newspaper of Pakistan.

Candidates who are searching for HEC Award Program have a good chance to take the help of this recently open Higher Education Commission HEC Research Award Program 2023.

Interested Candidates are advised to apply according to the below newspaper advertisement. You are guided to read further detail and the application procedure is given below. 

Latest HEC Research Award Competition Program 2023 Announcement

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) invites Pakistani researchers/scholars to submit applications for HEC Research Awards competition. The objective of these Awards is to recognize excellence in research, and contributions to intellectual development and to promote high-impact publications.

Award Categories

The awards will be given in the following three categories:

  1. Best Researcher
  2. Best Young Researcher
  3. Best Publication (with special emphasis to submit research publications on the constitution of Pakistan given the Golden Jubilee of the 1973 Constitution of Pakistan)

Eligibility Criteria

General Eligibility

  • The applicant has never been blacklisted by HEC.
  • The applicant/publication has not received the same award earlier.
  • None of the publications on Applicant / Authors’ credit is plagiarized as per HEC plagiarism policy.

Best Researcher

  1. The applicant must be a resident of Pakistan for at least three years on January 1, 2023.

Best Young Researcher

  1. The applicant must be under 40 years of age on January 1, 2023.
  2. The applicant must be a resident of Pakistan for at least one year on June 2023.

Best Publication

  • The publication must be a scholarly book or journal article.
  • The publication must not be more than three years before January 1, 2023.
  • The publication must be written by no more than three authors.
  • All authors must be residents of Pakistan for at least three years on January 1, 2023.
  • Research articles only published in a W-category journal in HEC Journal Recognition System (HJRS).
  • Research articles must have a minimum citation count of 100.
  • Publications (including the extended version of a paper) that have previously been submitted for the same category of the award are not eligible for resubmission.
  • Books must be published by a recognized academic press.

Deadline: Wednesday, April 26, 2023

How to Apply?

Applications must be submitted via HEC online portal before the deadline. Incomplete or late applications will not be entertained.

For further information and application submission please visit

HEC Research Award Competition Program 2023
HEC Research Award Competition Program 2023

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