HEQEP Logo Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP)
A project of
University Grants Commission of Bangladesh
Ministry of Education, Bangladesh
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Academic Innovation Fund (AIF)
About AIF
How AIF Works
Objectives of AIF
AIF Coverage
Eligibility for AIF Grant
Eligible Entities for Submitting Proposals
Proposal Submitting Disciplines/Subjects
AIF Effectiveness Condition
AIF Investment Windows
Indicative Sub-projects
AIF Allocation
Indicative Eligible Expenditure
No n-Eligible Expenditure
Performance Indicators
Proposal Submission Procedure
Formats for Submission of Proposals
Institutional Arrangements for Proposal Evaluation/Selection
Proposal Selection/Evaluation Period
Duration of AIF Sub-Projects
Performance Contract
Financial Management
Monitoring and Evaluation
Environment Management Framework
Project Implementing Authorities/Committees
UGC AIF Secretariat (UGCAIFS)
Area Review Panel (ARP)
UGC Board for AIF (UGCBAIF)
Project Steering Committee (PSC)
Project Implementation Committee (PIC)
Indicative Sub-projects

Any indicative idea, in principle, may qualify for AIF fund. Some window wise examples are given bellow:
Teaching-Learning
Provisional/contractual recruitment of qualified and reputed teachers.
Professional development of academic staff and non-academic personnel in support of teaching activities.
Modernization of academic programs in under graduate and masters level that would enhance innovation in teaching-learning and skills of the graduates in latest scientific knowledge and technologies, meet the demands of labor market and increase the employability of graduates.
Formulation of student-centered curricula designs with emphasis on learning outcomes, competencies, interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary courses including results based programs.
Invitations to post-doctorate fellows, eminent academics and scholars to offer courses and participate in research programs
Improvement of library services.
Designing and implementing self-assessment exercise at academic program or department level.
Research/Post-graduate Programs
Modernization and/or improvement of existing M.Phil, Ph.D and Post-Doctoral programs that will consider the development of research capacities of universities.
Initiate joint academic and research programs with national and foreign universities and research organizations.
Formulation of innovative research designs oriented towards increasing productivity in the country's industries and market demands
Development and/or improvement of the laboratories and workshops with state-of-the-art scientific instruments and equipment with the aim to conduct innovative researches and experiments.
Collaborative initiatives between the academics, researchers and industries for the application of results of innovative researches.
Professional development of academic and support staff for research activities.
University-wide Innovation
Design and implementation of campus access networks (WANs and LANs).
Improvement of library services through automation, refurbishing of seminar halls and performing arts theater with modern acoustics and lighting system, refurbishing of lecture theater with audio-visual devices, preservation of rare and ancient manuscripts by slate-of-the-art techniques and their reproduction for researchers' use; collection of books, journals and special publications etc.
Equipments for central scientific instrumentation laboratory/ machine workshops and centers.
Joint activities/programs with national and foreign universities and research organizations.
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