International Partnerships for Science and Technology (IPSAT)


IPSATInternational Partnerships for Science and Technology (IPSAT) is directed at promoting international research collaborations, technology transfer, and at obtaining expertise towards developing a globally-engaged research and scientific community in Sri Lanka. IPSAT will develop institutional capacities for meeting goals of the ST & I strategy .

This programme will facilitate Sri Lankan scientists, engineers, science and technology policy makers and research personnel, to undertake collaborative R&D/S&T service assignments with foreign based scientists for stipulated periods in Sri Lanka.

Programme Coverage

Expected outcomes
The main outcomes of the programme will be to foster a globally-engaged research community which will be a major partner in the national development process and to make available international experts for scientific activities, in Sri Lanka, in fields where local resources are scarce.

Types of awards
The programme will assist public sector institutions, universities, research institutions and industry by providing support for:

Who should apply;
The programme is open to individuals or teams who have been actively engaged in scientific R&D and S&T activities or are recognized experts in their chosen fields for a minimum of five (5) years.

The primary applicant for the IPSAT must be a citizen of, and residing in, Sri Lanka, registered with the STMIS database of the NSF


Actively engaged in scientific research or technology transfer or S&T related programmes in a Sri Lankan institution for a minimum of five years after obtaining a postgraduate research degree.

*The task of identifying an international collaborator and preparing a joint proposal is the responsibility of the primary applicant. International collaborators may not directly contact NSF for funding under any component of IPSAT.

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