National Science Foundation- Sri Lanka

You are here: Home

NSF-NSFC Joint Call for Proposals-2017

E-mail Print PDF

National Science Foundation (NSF), Sri Lanka is the premier science funding body in Sri Lanka which facilitates research, development and innovation to create a knowledge economy while engaging in capacity building, infrastructure development, technology transfer, knowledge creation and sharing in all fields of science and technology to improve the quality of life of the people of Sri Lanka.

National Natural Science Foundation, China (NSFC) is responsible for directing, coordinating and making effective use of the national natural science fund to support basic research and stimulate free exploration, identify and foster scientific talents, as well as to promote science and technology and harmonious socioeconomic development of China.
Focusing on strengthened bilateral scientific cooperation, NSF and NSFC are calling for proposals on joint research and development from research groups involving members from both countries.

Proposals are called under the following focused areas of mutual interest to address national priorities through Research and Development with a major focus on the Chronic Kidney Disease on Unknown Etiology (CKDu):

•    Health
•    Water & Environment

The Principal Investigator (PI) of the Sri Lankan Research Team should fill the application of the ‘International Collaborative Research Programme (ICRP) for the Joint Call for Proposals between NSF and NSFC’ given in the NSF Website and submit the completed application along with 02 sets of photocopies to the NSF, while the collaborating Chinese Researchers should  simultaneously submit their Application Form to NSFC given in the respective Website. The project duration should be 3 to 3.5 years.

The Sri Lankan Team of the Joint Research Group will be funded by the NSF, Sri Lanka under the ICRP Grants Scheme and the Chinese Team of the Joint Research Group will be funded by the NSFC.          

An electronic version of the application must also be e-mailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The completed applications (e-version and hard copies along with other relevant documents) should reach the NSF by 29th December, 2017. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

If you need further clarifications on technical advice on the project proposals, please contact;

Prof Rezvi Sherif (0779925489) and Dr Palitha Abykoon (0773063183) – For matters related to Health related projects                                      
Prof Rohan Weersuriya (0727172525) – For matters related to Water and Environmental sciences related projects
Director General
National Science Foundation,                                         
47/5, Maitland Place, Colombo 07.
Tel.: 011 2696771-3

Amended Applications alt

Amended Application Part 1

Amended Application Part 2 



Last Updated ( Thursday, 14 December 2017 16:00 )  
Share on facebook