Fund your Research

This page provides links of various organizations and program can support you in your research projects. IRP will support in application and endorse you especially when projects are of applied nature.

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Industry Funds

Unilever Funding for Solutions

Unilever has launched an open innovation program. Unilever invites researchers all over the world to be development partner with new innovative ideas of products, processes and services.

Global Innovations

Is as a company, recently (Jan 2015) embraced open innovation(o/i)  and they will be crowd sourcing innovation solutions from the world’s smartest people, who compete to provide ideas and solutions to technical challenges mainly pertaining to consumer items.

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Pakistan Funding Agencies 


Punjab Agricultural Research Board (PARB) is established  to foster an integrated approach for research planning and efficient allocation of research resource so that the agriculture innovation system of the province can generate appropriate solutions of the issues faced to various stakeholders in the food and fiber chain.

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DOST is funding agency of KPK, Pakistan and primarily supports applied research small projects. The development strategy of DoST is based on creation, cultivation, transfer & diffusion of knowledge and results of scientific discoveries to industry and business in order to generate sustainable growth and productivity

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PSF, Pakistan

Pakistan Science Foundation(PSF) is the apex body for promotion and funding of scientific and technological research and science popularization in the country.

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HEC, Pakistan

HEC Pakistan is premier higher education agency with vital role of development in the higher education, Pakistan. HEC funds both basic and applied research from mid to large scale  funding.

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National ICT R&D Fund
National ICT R&D Fund is working to transform Pakistan’s economy into knowledge based economy by promoting efficient, sustainable and effective ICT initiatives through synergic development of industrial and academic resources.

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EU Funding Agencies

Newton Fund

A UK based funding program with aim to promote innovation in UK and partner countries. The Newton Fund is a £375 million fund (£75 million a year for 5 years starting 2014/15).

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Research Links

British Council launched the British Council Researcher Links initiative, in partnership with various research and higher education organizations from around the world.
Researcher links consists of workshops and travel grants, both with a focus on early career researchers – find out more from the expandable links below.

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 NESTA Funding

We support a small number of exceptional ideas that meet our aims as a charity, and if we can't help there are plenty who can. We have three different ways that we can support you - through grant funding, direct investment or challenge prizes.

Global Research Council

The Global Research Council (GRC) is comprised of the heads of science and engineering funding agencies from around the world. The Council promotes best practices for high-quality collaboration among funding agencies worldwide.

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International foundation for science

IFS awards research grant to early career scientists in developing countries. IFS-supported scientists work in their own countries and tackle research related to local needs - plugging the so-called ‘Brain Drain’.

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European Research council

The ERC's mission is to encourage the highest quality research through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields, on the basis of scientific excellence.

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Global Innovation Fund

The Global Innovation Fund invests in social innovations that aim to improve the lives and opportunities of millions of people in the developing world.

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Funding Agencies of Asia

NAGAO Funds for Environment

The Research Grant Programme supports academic and scientific research that will deepen knowledge of the nature conservation in developing countries, mainly in the Asia-Pacific region.

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 Academy of Finland

The Academy of Finland’s mission is to finance high-quality scientific research, act as a science and science policy expert, and strengthen the position of science and research.

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 Funding Agencies of USA/Canada

International Development Research Centre

IDRC encourages and support researchers and innovators in those countries to find practical, long-term solutions to the social, economic, and environmental problems their societies face.

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Big Ideas
Big Ideas Berkeley is an annual contest aimed at providing funding, support, and encouragement to interdisciplinary teams of students who have “big ideas.”

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Academic Linkages & Education U.S. Embassy Pakistan

The U.S. Embassy Islamabad Public Affairs Section (PAS) invites organizations to submit a proposal focused on education that addresses two key PAS strategic priorities; enhancing people-to-people activities, and building and strengthening local partners between the United States and Pakistan.

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Agriculture Development Policy Research Program Strategy

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) is a statutory authority within the Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio operating under the ACIAR Act.

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Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP)

The APLP seeks outstanding individuals from all walks of life (government, business, NGOs, health sciences, media, monastic orders, and education) to participate in an innovative leadership development program at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawai.

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Breast Cancer Research Program Break Through Award

The Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) was initiated in fiscal year 1992 (FY92) to support innovative, high-impact research focused on ending breast cancer.

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Bio-safety Research in Pakistan Grants Program (BRPGP)

The Center for Environmental Risk Assessment (CERA) is dedicated to developing and applying sound science to the environmental risk assessment of agricultural bio technologies so their contributions to the sustainable production of food, fuel and fiber may be safely realized.

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Cultural Grant Assistance Program (Japan)

Grant assistance for Cultural Grassroots Project (GCGP) provides non-refundable financial assistance to support the implementation of cultural and higher education projects conducted by non-profit organizations (including nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), local authorities, research and higher education institutions, etc.) that are active at the grass-roots level in developing countries.

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COMSTECH-IFS Research Grants ProgramOrganization of the Islamic Conference Standing Committee for Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH), in collaboration with International Foundation for Science (IFS) supports research projects of importance to meeting the development needs of the OIC member states

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Dr. S.J. Zuberi Research Grant (Pakistan Medical Research Council)The Pakistan Medical Research Council (PMRC) is the apex body in Pakistan in public sector for the promotion, organization and coordination of biomedical research in Pakistan.

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DEBRA International

DEBRA International is a worldwide network of national groups working on behalf of those affected by the genetic skin blistering condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).

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DAAD Research Grants for Young Faculty of Pakistani Universities

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the largest funding organization in the world supporting the international exchange of students and scholars. Since it was founded in 1925, more than 1.9 million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding.

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Fund for Innovative Training ((FIT) 

Fund for Innovative Training (FIT) has been set up as an instrument to assist the TVET (Technical, Vocational Education and Training) reform in Pakistan through stimulating and supporting innovative approaches to skills development.

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Grand Challenges CANADA

Grand Challenges Canada (GCC) is dedicated to support Bold Ideas with Big Impact in global health. GCC funded by the Government of Canada and fund innovators in low and middle-income countries and Canada.

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