Center for Advance Studies in Energy at NUST (CAS-EN) is a new initiative with
the aim to address some of the outstanding challenges faced by the energy sector in Pakistan and to facilitate
applied research and education partnership between USA and Pakistan. Strategic
goals behind CAS-EN are to evolve into a Centre of Excellence in Applied
Research catering to the Energy Sector and economy of Pakistan with the aim to
establish efficient governance structures –sustainability, value-added
curriculum and capacity building; promote applied research to serve
public/private sector and NUST-US students/faculty exchange programs.
Cooperative agreement with USAID, CAS-EN has to develop a research agenda that
will form the basis for the research grants and applied projects over the life
of the project and beyond. While, changes can be made in this research agenda
responding to changing market needs, it aims to serve as a policy document to
assist in the strategic planning of research over the years
the CA, CAS-EN has to fulfill the following research related activities over
20 Research grants each valued between $10,000 - $100,000
50 Applied Research projects in Energy
Research and Policy Committee to assist in research related activities and to
work to become a platform to provide expert opinion to policymakers
Any energy-specific or energy related field including
energy economics, planning and policy domains.
aims to select those grants that have the following features
is awarded on competitive merit
aims to promote high end scientific research
should also result in applied project of any nature
mechanism suggested by CAS-EN is a multi step process which is defined below.
will issue a call of proposals
will apply using the research grant Form available from HoD CAS-EN
to HoD and forward to Principal/Dean
committee consisting Principal/Dean, Project Director, HoD, Research
Directorate representative, ASU Technical Advisor will receive presentation
from the applicants and shortlist proposals
to get blind reviews from relevant experts
to forward the case to Research Dte for approval by competent authority
7. One of the applicants/invetigators i.e., either PI or the Co-PI has to be from the CAS-EN.
is also important to emphasize that projects with an applied nature will be
given preference. For detailed instructions, candidates are referred to the attached file.
Competitive proposals may be submitted to HoD:
Zuhair S. Khan
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com