Health Research Institute

Functions of the Health Research Institute

  1. The National Health Research Institute shall promote and coordinate health research in Pakistan and act as the custodian of public research funds.
  2. The Institute shall perform such functions as are directed and assigned by the Federal Government or the Board including.
  3. To promote, organize, coordinate, and conduct scientific research in the field of health including allopathy, homeopathy, herbal, unani, ayurvedic and traditional medicine,-

(a) ensure ethical compliance of medical and health related research to establish national and international standards;

(b) provide financial support for health research through grants and fellowships;

(c) evaluate submitted research proposals for scientific quality, ethical compliance and validity of outcomes, in order to grant funds for the research purpose;

(d) Oversee research projects funded by the NIH for scientific integrity and ethical compliance;

(e) establish a National Bioethics Committee to coordinate and promote ethical oversight as necessary of biomedical research in Pakistan;

(f) advise the Federal and Provincial Governments and any other relevant body or organization on matters related to health research;

(g) establish, strengthen and expand bioinformatics for support of research;

(h) establish linkages with national and international research institutions, bodies and organizations as well as relevant community groups and agencies; and

(i) develop financial and other resources for its functions and for the support of research.

For More Details about HRI


Health Research Institute (Ex- PHRC), is pleased to invite “call for research proposals” for Round 1 from Academia, R&D organizations (public and private) for health research funding in the following categories:


Applicants can submit only one research project as Principal Investigator in each category of grants i.e. Small grants and National health challenge grants.

Address for sending hard copies

Please send hard copies of the research projects at the following address:

Health Research Institute (Ex-Pakistan Health Research Council), Off constitution Avenue, Shahrah-e-Jamhuriat, G-5/2, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Contact No: +92-51-9204563

Email Address: [email protected]