About the Initiative
This initiative aims to promote, enable, and encourage R&D culture at the grassroots level by funding relatively high calibre R&D projects initiated by ICT related undergraduate students under the mentorship of faculty members in chartered universities of both Public and Private sector.
The Fund will provide financial support to selected Final Year Projects (FYP) of undergraduate students enrolled in ICT related disciplines like Computer Science & Information Technology, Electrical, Electronics, Telecom, Computer, and Software Engineering.
The financial assistance under the initiative will enable students undertaking Final Year Projects (FYP) in building prototypes and working models to showcase their creativity and innovation by applying hands on engineering and development skills. The funding covers the cost for purchase of equipment and miscellaneous costs related to the development of prototypes in addition to some stipend for students and honorarium for FYP supervisors and the break-up of budget is as follows:
- Equipment: Maximum up to Rs. 65,000/-
- Miscellaneous: Maximum up to Rs. 10,000/-
- Stipend for Students For up to 4 Students @ Rs.3,750/- per student
- Honorarium for FYP Supervisor Rs.10,000/- (only for one FYP supervisor)
How to Apply
The nominations for Final Year Projects may be furnished through respective Head of Departments on the prescribed nomination form at the following address (No online submission is accepted)
General Manager (Projects)
National ICT R&D Fund
Ministry of Information Technology
6th Floor, HBL Tower
Jinnah Avenue, Blue Area
1 – No online submission is accepted. Only hardcopy of forms completely filled out in all respects and having requisite signatures will be entertained and processed further.
2 – Hard copy of forms duly signed by the FYP Supervisor and Head of Department may be furnished through courier/registered mails and the same must be received in Fund’s Office. Nominations received after the deadline will not be processed further.