Apr 25

Best Young Scientist Award-2012

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Innovation is vital to a healthy national economy. Cross-functional and multidisciplinary teams help create some of our most popular products, from the iPod (software, hardware, user researchers) to new medical devices. In addition, innovation across multiple disciplines is essential for solving some of the country’s most pressing problems, from fixing a ruptured oil well on the ocean floor to providing clean energy sources. Science and engineering teams are,
as a result, increasingly multi- and/or interdisciplinary. Funding agencies have recognized that solving complex problems often requires teams from multiple disciplines, and universities are continuing to develop cross-disciplinary programs. National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS) and Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) wants to appreciate all disciplines of Sciences, that is why NAYS and PSF come this year with Best Young Scientist Award 2012 in
Interdisciplinary Sciences.

Instructions for Nominees

The researchers in the field of Interdisciplinary Research will be judged on the basis of quality of research, particularly contributing towards the product, discovery, phenomenon which interact at least two disciplines together (Biophysics, computational sciences etc).

• Nominees can download application forms in electronic format from the website of NAYS.
• Application form must be completed in every sense, supported by the relevant documents.
• Candidates must provide their CV and separate publication list with application form.
• Any Pakistani young researcher who is of age 30 or younger is eligible. There will be no relaxation in age limit.
• The Research work must be done in Pakistan.
• The decision of Jury will be final.
• Winners will be asked to give presentation of their research projects on Award ceremony (15-20 min presentation)
• All the application should email to Project Coordinator through email at awards@nays.com.pk


The Best Scientist award of the year 2012 includes



1st  Position

100,000 + Gold Medal + Shield

2nd Position

75,000 + Shield

3rd Position

50,000 + Shield


  1. The applications should be emailed at awards@nays.com.pk to project coordinator till 31st June 2012 (only online applications will entertained).

  2. A committee comprise of eminent Scientists will select the best young researcher of Interdisciplinary Sciences.

  3. Result will be announced on 14th Aug, 2012 on NAYS website www.nays.com.pk



  • Promotion of scientific efforts of our Researchers, scientists nationally and internationally

  • Motivating young scientists to do more quality research and prompting such projects which can directly beneficial to our country

  • Providing a quality platform to young scientists, Researchers, Professionals to present their work

  • To emerge new needs and professions in interdisciplinary field which crosses traditional boundaries between academic disciplines or schools of thought.

Download the application form here.


UPDATE: Result will be announced on 31th Aug, 2012 on NAYS website www.nays.com.pk

UPDATE: Due to the great number of applicants, results are delayed for 1 week, i.e. 7th September, 2012.


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  1. Abir Ishtiaq

    I did not find the application form in the given link “Download the application form here.”

    Kindly upload the application form.


    Abir Ishtiaq
    M.Phil Zoology
    Bahauddin Zakariya University,

    • Aneela Yasmeen

      The link is working, have you found the form?

      • Amjad

        for more detail contact the below number
        Line Rent:051-5102181

      • Abir Ishtiaq

        No. It’s not….

        Kindly send me the form to my email ID: abir_ishtiaq@yahoo.com

        With Kind Regards,

        Abir Ishtiaq (IF 7+)
        M.Phil. Zoology
        SSE (Bio/Chem)

  2. Bakhtawar Asghar

    It ia very gud effort to promote scientific activities in pakistan and best oppotiunity for young scientists in pakistan

  3. Hira Khalid

    Dear participants

    Carefully follow the instructions and form is downloadable.
    May be some problem with your system.
    Its for interested candidates that send your application forms and documents with a file and folder named on you so we can compile your data easily.

    Project Coordinator NAYS Award

  4. BUshra ali

    After alot of try i am also unable to download the application form. In fact unable to find it in aforesaid link. Please provide me application form

    • Malik Sajjad Mehmood

      Please is it possible for you to send me the email to me so that I can send the form to you via email. My mail address is

  5. tayyba

    Slam.. My research topic is based on the unemployed graduates as i am from social sciences… Can i apply for this????????
    Msc. Economics

  6. Samar

    Is the deadline 30 June OR it is 31 July?

    Actually there is no 31 in the month of June.

  7. Dr.shah Jahan

    I have done alot oeffort to Download application so plz e.mail me if any have on captainmalik@hotmail.com

  8. Afreenish Hassan

    It is a very good step taken by NAYS, it will encourage alot the young researchers. I thank you for such a nice effort.


  9. Malik Sajjad Mehmood

    National Academy of science is the great forum for the young researchers in Pakistan

  10. Farooq

    In medical sciences it is rare for a doctor to complete the postgraduate studies before 30.
    Moreover in international competitions the age limit for young researcher is upto 40 years.
    I feel this criteria of less than 30 years will automatically disqualify any medical researcher.

  11. muneer

    dear sir /madam

    i have recently completed my BSC (HON) in Biochemistry sir now i want to M.phill in biochemistry sir can you support me through getting scholarship for doing M.phill

    muneer ahmed jatoi

  12. Qadeer Ahmed

    I think application deadline date needs a second look. It cant be 31st of June.

  13. Mukhtar

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    In the international community the age limit is 40 year and you can have a look to any Young Scientist Scholarship therfore it cant be called as Young Scientist Award the name need to be changed.

  14. Aanqa'a

    Dear concern Person,
    I am want to know what are the required documents, like transcripts, publication link, CNIC? what else could you specify them.


  15. Amjad

    open the above link. best of luck ..

    (Soft engineer Amjd)

  16. Aanqa'a

    I have downloaded the application form. i want to know, we can only apply for our published work?, if so, do we have to provide the copy of the published? and secondly, with application what other documents are required they are not mentioned on the application form.

  17. Mehwish

    Can final year undergraduate students eligible for this contest ?? kindly reply. thanks

  18. sania

    can we submit unpublished research and group work?

  19. maheen

    hi i tried to download form many times but i cant.. can any one plz mail me the application form my id is mahe.syed007@gmail.com

  20. alizay

    student in agriculture field can also apply???

  21. Shanni

    Please make a gallery and paste previous Award holders pictures

  22. Intsar Ahmad Chatha

    plese show picture

  23. tabenda

    The last date to apply is 31st June or July???
    Can we include under review publications as well…???

  24. malik

    can i still send my paper?

  25. Dr. Muhammad Ramzan

    Dear Sir,

    I need two clarifications;

    i) Whether the age limit is really 30 years? If yes, please revise the criteria for the age limit upto 40 years, which is infact an international standard as well as standard maintained by HEC (outstanding research awards, best young researcher, etc.).

    ii) If fist suggestion is considered, then please extend the last date of application submission accordingly.

    with due regards,

    Dr. M. Ramzan.

  26. Zeeshan

    Kindly send the application form to me if possible. Will be thankful to you guys. I remain unable to download the form . Email Address: zeeshan_memon@hotmail.com

  27. Dr. Shah

    Dear Sir/Mam


    Why this is necessary that the research work should have been done in Pakistan. The person who is foreign graduated and who also fulfill the other criteria for this award should be encouraged by considering his research work done outside Pakistan. Hope in next year award you should consider this humble suggestion. Thanks

    Best wishes to HEC

    • Dr. Mushtaq

      I agree with the comments of Dr. Shah – I would say the bringing the overseas Pakistani Researchers and Scientists together on single platform by such activities would certainly help the nation. Such activity involving overseas Pakistani would motivate and promote research collaboration projects in Pakistan.
      I must say that for this – the age limit for young researchers and scientists should meet the international criteria – which nominate as 40 year.
      Look forward for further progress.
      Best wishes to NAYS

    • Shahid Hussain

      I will somewhat disagree with the Dr. Shah. Research work conducted in Pakistan is certainly more useful for the progress of the country. Therefore, NAYS prefer it. Yes, sometimes the research work conducted outside of the country is also beneficial for Pakistan. Therefore, NAYS should prefer scientists achieved success in the fields most important for the progress of the country.

      This can simply be achieved by asking details of potential benefits of the project for Pakistan along with nomination.

      I hope that NAYS will look into the matter and the big minds may come up with a more suitable decision.

  28. abida

    i have submitted form on 30th june but as your site was unavilable that day i didnt attached publication list and cv. will my form be considered?

  29. Ibrar

    Dear AOA. when will the result be announced?

  30. aziz

    what about the result announcement?

  31. Sana

    Today is 14th August but you hvn’t anounce young Scientist award 2012 yet

    Dr sana

  32. Dr. Muhammad Ijaz

    what about the result of Best Young Scientist Award-2012

  33. Ibrar

    we are waiting for result. any friend knows something new??

  34. Dr.Riffat

    please tell me the result Best Young Scientist Award-2012. if announced

    • Engr_salman

      I think result is not announced yet. Have you emailed Chief Coordinator NAYS?

  35. Shahid Hussain

    Respected Project Coordinator,

    Thanks for posting treated date of announcement.

  36. Muhammad Shahid

    Dear Sir,
    When will be result of young scientist award 2012 announced?


    Dear project co-ordinators

    As i have already discussed about age limit for young scientist should be atleast 40 year. As this is criteria for age limit for award from HEC, Zoological congress etc.
    what a joke? one country and diffrent criteria for selection of young scientists from different institutions.
    kind regards


    Dear Sir/Madam

    What was the criterion for shortlisting candidates, as for as I know some of the shortlisted candidates have done their research work abroad.

  39. M.Tahir

    I am Mpihl research student of biochemistry in UoS Sargodha.
    My topic is biochemical effect of N.Sativa oil on a patient with diabetes napropathy.
    Please help me in writtig of synopsis b/c i have no idea about “how the synopsis are written”
    My cell no is

  40. Dr.M. Ramzan

    The age limit should be 40 years instead of 30 because, most of the Ph.D’s are above 30 years of age.

  41. Umar

    HEC has announced the results and ceremony is on 25th September 2013 at HEC Auditorium.
    Along with this HEC should publish the details of applicants in all fields along with their score. Because in all fields every section has points.
    If its so what is meant by reviewing authority. Just to grant to some one special.

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