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HEC Rapid Fund

HEC, with assistance of the World Bank, has invited universities, technologists and researchers to submit research and innovation proposals under RAPID Research and Innovation Initiative (RRII) that can help address the challenges created by the Coronavirus pandemic.

HEC's RAPID Research and Innovation Initiative will support applied research, product innovation and development and commercialization of potential solutions. Each applicant seeking funding through the RAPID Research and Innovation Fund can propose an idea based on one of the defined priority themes (available here) and can apply through one of the following three funding instruments:

S.No Funding Instrument Maximum Funds per Proposal Maximum Duration Maximum Proposals

Rapid Research Grant (RRG)

Rs. 15 Million 12 Months Two (02) per HEI
02 Rapid Technology Transfer Grant (RTTG) Rs. 7.5 Million 6 Months Two (02) per HEI
03 Rapid Innovation Seed Fund (RISF) Rs. 5 Million 6 Months Two (02) per HEI



The Foundation University Islamabad (FUI), a project of Fauji Foundation was established under a federal charter in October 2002. The University's programmes of study have been duly accredited by Higher Education Commission (HEC), National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC), Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP) and Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC).