Faculty Development Programs


International Research Support Fellowship

Punjab Higher Education Commission

The International Research Support Fellowship (IRSF) is a six-month program designed to provide a first-hand experience in research to highly motivated students who are presently pursuing a full-time PhD program in provincially chartered universities of Punjab.

This program is launched to provide exposure to our local students in order to enhance their quality of research through engaging with international experts in their field of studies. It is meant to achieve the following objectives:
  • To enhance the quality of doctoral research in Pakistan
  • To increase doctoral students exposure to international research in relevant disciplines and bring along the best practices in research
  • To provide opportunities to doctoral students for training/ research work at advanced research facilities of top-ranked foreign universities
  • To expand research network of doctoral students with foreign universities and explore opportunities for future collaboration
  • To disseminate information about research in Pakistan
Grant Provision
The funding grant will cover the bench fee, return airfare, and a living stipend only as per the limits defined below:


The return airfare will be admissible as per actual up to the maximum Rs. 130,000/- for return air ticket.

  Living Allowance

Living allowance for different countries is given as under:
Country Living allowance per month in PKR
UK/USA/Aus/Canada/Eurpoe 150,000
Korea, China, Malaysia 100,000
Rest of world 125,000

  Bench Fee

The bench fee is only awarded if it is demanded in the acceptance letter at the time of selection. After selection any demand of fee will not be accepted. The bench fee will be paid up to Rs. 250,000/- only.

Contact Details
For any further information about the program please contact: Director (HRD) Punjab Higher Education Commission Arfa Software Technology Park, 346-B, Ferozepur Road, Lahore, Ph: 042-99231903

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[Published On :February 21, 2022]