Applications are invited by the Office of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization for the Best Young Researcher Award (BYRA) for faculty under the age of 45 years. The award consists of a cash prize of PKR. 0.05 million with a certificate of recognition/appreciation by the Vice-Chancellor.
The proforma is available online at https://oric.aiou.edu.pk/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/BYRA-Pro-forma-2021-final.doc
The academic departments are requested to forward applications for this year with the output from 1st January 2018 to 31st December 2020 routed through respective HoD and Dean.
The applications must reach ORIC by 20th October, 2021 and late applications submitted after the due date will not be entertained.
Please note that:
i. The applicant’s age should not be more than 45 years, on 31-12-2020.
ii. The award shall consist of a cash prize of PKR. 0.05 million with a certificate of recognition/appreciation by the Vice Chancellor.
iii. The three years’ achievements will be considered for the award.
iv. ORIC shall invite application(s) which shall be routed through HoD and Dean.
v. The ORIC shall scrutinize the applications. Final selection/approval for the award shall be made by URSC. The Director QEC and Director BASR should be invited as special members.
vi. Once the award is granted, the winner shall not apply for the next 3 years.
vii. In case of tie, award shall be shared by both faculty members and award money shall be divided equally.