Support Scheme for Publication Fees (SSPF)

Research publications enable the sharing of the findings with others so that they can benefit from the new knowledge which has been discovered. It also gives project findings the opportunity to be critically evaluated, reproduced and thus gains validity. Therefore, the way to reach the widest audience is to publish the findings in a reputed journal. However, some reputed journals charge publication fees. As such, the NSF initiated this new grant scheme to support the publication fees for Sri Lankan Scientists whose papers have been accepted by reputed journals indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded and the Social Science Citation Index, as an encouragement for them and to ensure greater visibility for their R & D activities

The Programme Brief and the Application Form can be downloaded from the links below:

  1. Programme Brief (pdf, 207kb)
  2. Application Form (pdf, 1.3mb)
  3. Application Form Extra page for more than 3 co-authors (pdf, 154kb)

Softcopies of duly filled and signed applications (pages with signatures must be scanned and attached) together with the required documents are to be sent via email to and that email MUST BE cc’d to all authors and the Head of the organization who have signed and stamped the application (University: Head of the Department or Dean of the Faculty; Research Institution: Head of the institution).

SSPF grants awarded (2017-2019)

Applications can be submitted throughout the year.


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