LUMS time and again have proved that it takes research and development very important and have always been one step ahead to remove all the obstacles either funding or any other technical issues. FIF is another example of such an initiative taken by LUMS to facilitate the university faculty members.

It is an internal funding mechanism that awards competitive grants of between Rs. 500,000 to Rs. 1,000,000 to LUMS faculty. These grants are intended to help faculty members develop innovative projects that might enhance the university and lead to larger endeavors, new research initiatives, external funding opportunities or unusually creative works. All full-time and research faculty members at LUMS are eligible to apply for the grant.


All full time regular faculty member at LUMS are eligible to apply for an FIF grant.


Annually, there are two FIF call for proposals on bi-annual basis:

For further convenience, go through the FIF- Policy and feel free to contact Office of Research, for any queries at


Policy - Faculty Initiative Fund (FIF)

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