There are many Scientific Societies and learned bodies, disciplinary as well as general, in the country which are actively engaged in the promotion of Science and Technology. Of these, 28 are registered with PSF. They are rendering their services by holding conferences, seminars, workshop on various scientific topics and publication of Scientific Journals & periodicals in their respective fields. These Societies and Learned bodies, however, do not have any regular source of funding/income for support of their activities.
Pakistan Science Foundation provides grants-in-aid to these societies and learned bodies for holding of conferences and publication of scientific journals.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF SOCIETIES
- Societies should be registered with Registrar Societies under the Societies Act XXI of 1860.
- They should have fairly good membership.
- They should have established credibility at national level.
- They should be active in their respective fields and execute their programmes of activities, such as holding of national/international seminars workshops,Conferences,Symposia, publication of scientific journals, periodicals, newsletters etc on regular basis.