Fifteen Pakistani laureates will pursue split-PhDs and post-doctorates in France this year, said a press release issued by the French embassy on Tuesday.
French ambassador Philippe Thiebaud hosted a reception at the embassy for the scholars, who will depart next month. They will stay in France for nine months.
The scientists, experts in a variety of fields, come from Lahore, Islamabad, Karachi, Mardan and Multan. They will join the best French research institutions and laboratories.
This fellowship, co-funded by the Higher Education Commission, offers highly qualified Pakistani doctoral and postdoctoral scientists an opportunity to do research.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 1st, 2012.