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)
Area Review Panel (ARP)

The UGC will establish seven Area Review Panels (ARPs) for the evaluation and selection of sub-project proposals. Members of the panels will be eminent academics and renowned experts with vast experiences and high qualifications in respective fields. The number of members will be eight in a panel and will be nominated for a two-year period. There are also the provisions of external peer reviewers. The evaluation of proposals will be done according to defined criteria.
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