Local Challenge Fund (LCF) 2021

Principal Investigators:
Research Grant

Project Department

Project Sponsor
Applications can be submitted via HEC-R&D online portal (research.hec.gov.pk) after 01-10-2021.

The Local Challenge Fund (LCF) is a key element of the Higher Education Development in Pakistan Project supported by the World Bank and implemented by the Higher Education Commission (HEC).  The LCF is anticipated to support research projects that address locally relevant socio-economic issues and may also address topics associated with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For LCF Priority Research Areas please refer to:

  1. The HEC Research Priority List is available at: https://hec.gov.pk/site/PRA
  2. SDG priority areas available at: https://www.sdgpakistan.pk/web/sdgs