University Research Grants 2016
University of Colombo announces the availability of funds for research, as part of its plans to inculcate research culture amongst staff/students and to upscale the high quality / impact research, which in turn would improve the institutional grading in the global university ranking system. The objectives of providing these funds are to increase the number of doctoral-level degrees (PhDs) produced by the institute, increase the number of scientific publications made in indexed journals and enhance the impact of research on issues that are relevant to national development hence the applicants are requested to make maximum utilization of the grants that are available with the University of Colombo.
Competitive research grants (with a mandatory training component) will be awarded in varying disciplines, including:
- Agro technology
- Basic Sciences
- Computer Science & Information Technology
- Engineering Sciences & Architecture
- Environmental Sciences
- Food Sciences
- Geology & Earth Sciences
- Health Sciences
- Library & Information Science
- Natural Resources & Biodiversity
- Oceanography & Marine Sciences
- Science Education
- Social Sciences
- Science & Technology Policy Studies
Any Senior or Mid-career-level academic who has the knowledge and skills to carry out the proposed studies and who is willing to undertake the supervision of a research trainee(s) who would need to register for a research degree with the University of Colombo and successfully complete a doctoral-level research degree (Ph.D) within a maximum period of 5 years.
Budget and Duration:
Applicants may request up to SL Rs. 1,000,000.00 as annual cost for a period of performance of no more than 3 years.
Funds could be requested for research studies that would lead to a doctoral-level research degree (Ph.D.).
Academics, Research Officers and Scientific Assistants (in the permanent cadre) who should register for a research degree with the University of Colombo with plans for successful completion of a doctoral-level research degree (Ph.D) within a maximum period of 5 years.
Budget and Duration:
Applicants may request up to SL Rs. 500,000.00 as annual cost for a period of performance of no more than 3 years.
Proposals which would improve the research output of the university with a benefit to the largest number of researchers and which contribute to the national development would be considered for funding.