Competitive Research Grants (CRG)

Applications for Competitive Research Grants are now closed.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is mandated to generate, disseminate and transfer knowledge ensuring its effective utilization for the greater benefit of the people of Sri Lanka. The R & D grant schemes seek to foster the formation of multi-disciplinary teams to conduct cutting-edge research and development projects that are of relevance to Sri Lanka and society.


  • To encourage researchers to utilize their knowledge for the benefit of society
  • To facilitate researchers with postgraduate qualifications to enhance their career prospects
  • To facilitate science/engineering graduates to pursue postgraduate research degrees
  • To strengthen the infrastructure facilities for research