National ICT Research and Development Fund introduced National Grassroots ICT Research Initiative Program, in 2012, to finance the final year students' research projects. The initiative is aimed at promoting a culture of research among the young scholars, besides rendering the much needed financial assistance to deserving students. For this purpose, MoIT invites project proposals every year. There is a requirement to follow the given time line in order to benefit from the program.
It has been observed that School / Colleges / Institutes do not process proposals in time and miss out on the opportunity. Project proposals are accepted in November each year. All NUST Constituent Institutes / Colleges / Centers are required to forward maximum applications to Research Directorate by October 25, 2013, in order to secure the fundings. All potential researchers are requested to start preparing their project proposals as per the guidelines given on the NICT R&D Fund website. (view)