HEQEP Logo Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP)
A project of
University Grants Commission of Bangladesh
Ministry of Education, Bangladesh
UGC Logo  Education Ministry Logo

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)
Proposal Selection/Evaluation Period

The selection/evaluation procedure of sub-project proposals will follow a strict schedule. The following units will have the time specified and mentioned against them to complete their assignments.

Proposal submitting entities will get four weeks to prepare PPs and submit to UAIFS/AIFMU
UPSC will evaluate/screen the PPs in two weeks
Entities will submit CPs in five weeks
ARPs and external peers will evaluate the CPs in eight weeks
UGCBAIF will finally select the CPs in four weeks
Signing of contracts with AIF sub-project awardees/winners in two weeks
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