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Overseas Science Education Programme of NSF (OSEP)

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The objective of this programme is to provide an international exposure on trends in modern science, technology, research and innovation to Sri Lankan school children, teachers (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; STEM) and University Undergraduates in order to upgrade and improve their knowledge on science, technology and innovation to face the challenges of the modern world. The scheme is designed to facilitate and grant assistance to Sri Lankan school children, teachers, and University Undergraduates of science societies registered with the NSF to participate in internationally organized competitions (ex. Intel International Science and Engineering Fair- ISEF, International Olympiad etc.), seminars, conferences and training programmes related to science popularization and science education, and thereby to actively contribute in enhancing the quality of science and technology in Sri Lanka.

PROGRAMME GUIDELINES
Categories of candidates and types of programmes

Category Types of programmes
School Children (Grade 09 upward) o Participation at Intel ISEF
o Participation at International Olympiad
o Other Science Competitions overseas
o Training programmes on Science education / science  popularization overseas
Other overseas activities identified by the NSF
School teachers (STEM) o Training programmes on Science education / science popularization overseas
o Science Competitions overseas
o Intel ISEF
o International Olympiad
o Seminars / Conferences related to science education and science popularization overseas
o Other international competitions and activities identified by the NSF
University undergraduates o Science Competitions and Science Fairs overseas
o Seminars / Conferences related to science education and science popularization overseas
o Other overseas activities identified by the NSF

Eligibility criteria

  • * Applicant must be a citizen of Sri Lanka.

Directions for applicants

  • * Applications can be obtained from the NSF by sending a self- addressed stamped envelope or directly downloaded from the NSF website.
  • * Duly completed applications should be sent to Director General, National Science Foundation, 47/5, Maitland Place, Colombo 07.
    * Applications should be submitted at least 3 months prior to commencement of the programme.
    * After a grant is awarded it is non-transferable and non-deferrable.
    * The decision of the NSF Board of Management will be final.
    * Any form of canvassing is regarded as a disqualification.

Funding

  • * Airfare, food and accommodation will be provided to the selected group (s) by the NSF.
  • * Government schools and Universities registered with the NSF will be fully funded. Private and International schools registered with the NSF will be partially funded (50 %).
    * Funding will be based on the recommendation of the relevant Committee on Science Popularization and approval of the NSF Board of Management. Decision of the Board of Management will be the final.

Contact

  • * Science Popularization Division: 0112696771 (ext-111,104,108)
  • * Applicants must be from schools (school children: Grade 09 upward; Teachers: STEM teachers) and University Science Societies registered with the NSF.

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