The practical outcome of faculty members’ collective research and innovative work is essential for the university to achieve its mission in the context of becoming a research-intensive institute, new knowledge discovery/creation through the latest research trends, and solving local techno-economic problems through innovative measures. In order to acknowledge the research and creative efforts of faculty members, University of Central Punjab (UCP) offers the Best Researcher and Innovator Award (BRIA), both at university and faculty levels, on account of extraordinary performance in his/her area of interest.