International Linkage Programme

PSF International Linkage Programme
Pakistan Science Foundation is the apex body to act as financing agency for the promotion of basic and fundamental research on scientific problems relevant to the socio-economic development of the country, the utilization of the results of scientific and technological research including pilot plant studies, the establishment of comprehensive scientific and technological information and dissemination centers, science centers, clubs, museums, herbaria and planetaria, the promotion of scientific societies, associations and academies, the exchange of visits of scientists and technologists with other countries and the grant of awards, prizes and fellowships to individuals engaged in developing processes, products and inventions of consequence to the economy of the country.
PSF has the mandate to liaise with similar international bodies across the globe and is in active collaboration with many similar International bodies. In the prevalent global scenario, the importance of international collaborations has become vital for the technological developments and advancement of knowledge. Therefore, PSF has re-vitalized its international collaborations and embarked upon new linkages to harness potential of technologically advanced nations like China, Turkey, Iran and Sri Lanka.
In addition to this PSF regularly plays role as a facilitator to link various international organizations/ universities with local universities and research institutions. Delegates from the reputed universities and similar collaborating bodies regularly hold meetings with PSF to discuss the areas of joint collaboration.

Modes of International Linkages
PSF regularly seeks cooperation of global counterpart organizations. The major areas of cooperation are;

  • Transfer of technology through joint R&D research projects in top of the line areas of science and technology.
  • Exchange of scientists, researchers, experts, S&T managers and scientific information through Joint R&D projects.
  • Training of scientists, researchers, experts and S&T managers for their capacity building, other than R&D.

Existing Collaborations
PSF during the recent years has established its relations with counterpart organizations in:

  • China (NSFC)
  • Turkey (TUBITAK)
  • Iran (MSRT)
  • Sri Lanka (NSF)

Priority areas and total number of funded projects under PSF International Matching Grants

Country Name

Date of Call launched

Priority areas

Total number of funded projects

TUBITAK, Turkey
1st call

01.07.2015
to
30-09-2015

  • Basic and Natural Sciences
  • Energy
  • Earth Sciences
  • Engineering Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Invention & Innovation

05

NSFC China,
1st Call

28.12.2015
to
08.04 2016

  • Earth Sciences
  • Engineering and Materials Sciences
  • Agriculture and Biotechnology

14

MSRT, Iran
1st call 

15.11.2016
to
24.01.2017

  • Engineering and Material Sciences
  • Nanotechnology
  • Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering
  • Natural Resources Engineering

08

NSF, Sri Lanka

15.02.2017
to
24.05.2017

  • Agriculture and Biotechnology
  • Health
  • Material Sciences
  • Marine Sciences
  • Natural Products
  • Biotechnology

06

NSFC
2nd Call

01.06.2017
to
28.07.2017

  • Engineering and Materials Sciences (Renewable energy resources included)

12

TUBITAK
2nd Call

01.11.2017
to
14.02.2018

  • Renewable Energy
  • Earth Sciences
  • Aeronautics
  • Materials Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Science

 

10

MSRT, Iran
2nd Call

01.02.2018
to
15.03.2018

  • Material Sciences and Metallurgy
  • Climate Smart Agriculture and Biotechnology
  • Economic Utilization of Marine Resources
  • Textile Engineering and Value Addition
  • Earthquake forecasting services
  • Solar Energy and ways of its implementation
  • Wind Energy and ways of its implementation
  • Water scarcity in close future and its relation to food scarcity
  • Air Pollution
  • Saving Endangered Species of plants, animals and insects

10

PSF-NSFC, China
3rd call

11.09.2018
and
30.11.2018

  • Agriculture & Biotechnology

09

PSF-NSFC, China
4th call

22.04.2020
and
03.06.2020

  • Fossil energy conversion , Materials, Renewable energy, New energy and resource utilization and its scientific basis
  • Safety evaluation and adaptation mechanism of Water-Energy-Food Nexus in CPEC under climate change

12

PSF-TUBITAK
3rd Call
(Academia-Industry Cooperation)

21.09.2020
to
17.11.2020

  • Energy Storage
  • Biomedical equipment and Technologies
  • Food processing and Technology

09

 Total

95

 

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