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)
Performance Contract

After the final selection of the proposals and the publication of the list of selected and awarded proposals in the national dailies and its hosting on the websites of the UGC, the UAIFS/AIFMU of the proposal sponsoring/endorsing universities and the SPMs of the awarded proposals will be invited to sign the Performance Contract. Thus the contract will be binding on the following three parties:

1. UGC - the First Party (the awarder)
2. UAIFS - the Second Party (representing the sponsoring/endorsing university)
3. SPM - the Third Party (sub-project implementer)
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