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Joint Call for Proposals by NSF and PSF - 2017

National Science Foundation (NSF) of Sri Lanka and the Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) are the apex bodies for promotion and funding of scientific research and commercialization as well as science popularization in their respective countries. Focusing on strengthened bilateral scientific cooperation, NSF and PSF are calling for proposals on joint research and development from research groups involving members from both countries.
Proposals are called under the following focused areas of mutual interest to address national priorities through Research and Development:
● Food and Agriculture
● Health
● Natural Products
● Marine Resources/Sciences
● Material Sciences
● Biotechnology

The Principal Investigator (PI) of the Sri Lankan Research Team should fill the application of the ‘International Collaborative Research Programme (ICRP)’ and the ‘Prescribed form of Application’ given in the NSF Website and submit to the NSF, while the collaborating Pakistani Researchers should  simultaneously submit their ‘Prescribed Form of Application’ to PSF given in the respective Website.

 The Sri Lankan Team of the Joint Research Group will be funded by the NSF, Sri Lanka under the ICRP Grants Scheme and the Pakistani Team of the Joint Research Group will be funded by the PSF.          

An electronic version of the application should also be e-mailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The completed applications (e-version and hard copies along with other relevant documents) should reach the NSF by 21st  April 2017. Incomplete applications will not be processed.


Guidelines and Criteria of the Joint Call of Proposals (pdf)

Prescribed Form of Application
International Collaborative Research Programme (ICRP) Guidelines (pdf)
International Collaborative Research Programme (ICRP) Application-Part 1 (pdf)

International Collaborative Research Programme (ICRP) Application-Part 2

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