INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL GRANTS
The scheme is specially designed to financially assist Sri Lankan scientists and technologists to attend scientific meetings, conferences, symposia, to present their research findings at international fora as well as to gain insights into the latest scientific and technological trends in the global arena. Read more
OVERSEAS SPECIAL TRAINING PROGRAMME (OSTP)
The objective of the OSTP is to enhance national capacities by providing opportunities for training and for acquiring advanced laboratory skills, industrial experience and international exposure. The programme is aimed at scientists and technical personal in academia, research institutions, government bodies or industry; and media personal in relevant institutions. The main premise is that such programmes for skills development and industrial experience would not be available in Sri Lanka in the foreseeable future. Read more
INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (IPSAT)
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. Read more
The National Science Foundation encourages the organization of international, regional and national scientific meetings in Sri Lanka by offering financial assistance to the organizers of conferences, workshops, seminars and training progammes, with a view to enhancing opportunities for Sri Lankan scientists to interact with each other and with scientists abroad.
Sponsorships are offered for meetings in the fields covered under the purview of the NSF. The Applicant must be a Sri Lankan citizen registered with the STMIS database of the NSF. The outcome of seminar/workshop/conference should have a national or regional impact rather than restricting to an individual institute. The participants should represent several sectors and regions.
This scheme will not apply for Grants for Organizing Scientific Meetings (Conferences, Workshops, training programmes, seminars etc) for which NSF is a co-organizer. Read more