The Interim [Placement of Fresh PhDs (IPFP) Programme was initiated by Higher Education Commission (HEC) in 2009 and implemented till Fiscal Year 2021-22. It provides employment to highly qualified fresh PhDs, and support Pakistani universities. Placement under IPFP was on halt temporarily due to formulation of new policy. HEC has revised the placement policy and Phase-ll of the Programme is now announced with revised Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for result based implementation of the programme.
Applications are invited for new fiscal year 2021-22 as “IPFP Fellows” in all areas of study/disciplines under the programme IPFP (Phase-II).
HEC Interim Placement PhDs 2021 Eligibility Criteria
♦ Pakistani/ AJK nationals
♦ Maximum age at the time of applying 40 years
♦ Candidates must be unemployed. Those with sub-optimal jobs (e.q., irregular, contract jobs) may also be allowed to apply. If selected, they win have to resign and submit a clearance certificate.
♦ PhD degree from a Pakistan university or any HEC-recognized foreign university
♦ At least two research publications in HEC-recognized journals or indexed journals
♦ Submission of PhD degree, HEC-attested or equivalence certificate Issued by HEC
♦ PhD completed within the past two years
HEC IPFP Salient Features 2021
♦ The selected candidate will be titled as ‘IPFP Fellow’.
♦ IPFP Fellow will be required to attend one-month mandatory training at National Academy of Higher Education (NAHE) followed by an evaluation test before placement at Higher Educational Institutions (HEls).
The IPFP Fellows are also entitled to get Start-Up Research Grant. The process of grant will be initiated by IPFP Fellow during NAHE training.
♦ The IPFP fellows will be assigned a faculty mentor at the host university to guide them on major career-related issues. Faculty mentor will be asked to set academic targets and supervise their work in order to ensure a high degree of research productivity.
♦ HEC facilitates in providing, opportunity of placement to IPFP Fellow at HEls, however, initial placement or regular employment is purely responsibility of IPFP Fellow.
Application Procedure for HEC Interim Placement PhDs 2021
♦ Candidates should fill required information online, upload mandatory documents and apply at HEC E-Portal http://eportal.hec.gov.pk/ipfp
♦ Only submitted applications at HEC E-Portal will be entertained.
♦ Submission of original online deposit slip/ATM Transfer Slip of Rs. 500/- (non-refundable) as application processing fee in favour of Director General Finance, HEC. Fee can be deposited through any bank in Account Number 1742-79001334-01 Habib Bank Limited.
♦ It is further required to POST the printed form along with requisite documents at the address given below.
1). Previously submitted applications will NOT be considered. All Applicants are required to apply afresh.
2). On any omission/misrepresentation, HEC will not be responsible and reserves the right to reject the applicant at any stage.
3). For details, please visit http://www.hec.gov.pk/site/ipfp
Application deadline is 31st March, 2021