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"Reflections" published to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Science Foundation is now available to download. Click here (pdf, 40mb)



Achievements of NSF Research Grant Recipients Reseach Projects completed during 2008 - 2015 can be downloaded from here.

 New_Cover_page.jpg_copyTHE JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (JNSF) Impact Factor for 2018: 0.419, according to Journal citation Reports/Science Edition. MORE


THE JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (JSS) This journal has been published since 1978 and issues containing latest social science contributions to the understanding of Sri Lankan society. MORE

Sri Lanka Science & Technology Statistical Handbook 2015.

Sri Lanka Science & Technology Statistical Handbook 2014

Sri Lanka Science & Technology Statistical Handbook 2013.

Vidya Newsletter Vol 21-Issue-No 03 

Vidurava-Magazine (January - March 2019) 


Calling applications for the NSF grants for year 2020


Financial support for research, development and innovation, technology promotion, science & technology policy research, international liaison and popularizing science among school children and the general public.

Calling applications for the following grant schemes for the year 2020   

  • Competitive Research Grant Scheme Read More
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Read More
  • International Collaborative Research Programme Read More
  • Support for Technology Development Read More
  • Support for Start-Up Businesses based on Novel Technologies Read More
  1. Postgraduate Research Scholarships Read More
  • Overseas Special Training Programme (OSTP) Read More
  • International Partnerships for Science and Technology (IPSAT) Read More
  • International Travel Grants Read More
  • Support scheme for Publication Fees in Indexed Journals (SSPF) Read More
  • Science Education and Popularization Programme (SEPP) Grants Read More
  • Overseas Science Education Programme (OSEP) Read More
  • NSF Grant Scheme for Promoting Science and Technology Publications Read More

Support Scheme for Scientific Meetings and Events (SSSME) Read More

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Newspaper Advertisement (523kb pdf)


STMIS - Online


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Science & Technology Management Information System (STMIS)

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Note:Registration / updates  in STMIS can only be done through our online System after 15th November 2019.


National Science Center becoming a reality!

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A science culture is essential for any country to move towards a knowledge economy. Today Science Centres are becoming increasingly recognized and valued as a key component of educational and recreational infrastructure in many countries, for inculcating scientific awareness and scientific temper. More than 200 million visitors participate in exhibitions and programmes conducted by over 1200 science centres around the world each year, and these numbers are growing. Unfortunately, Sri Lanka with a population of 20 million people, a fifth of which is adolescent and school-age children and a recognized scientific establishment going back over a century is the only country in South Asia without a science museum/science centre.


Calling of Expression of Interest for expertise to serve as authors for the Vidurava Science Magazine

Theme: Aviation Science and Technology
Vidurava Science Magazine is a quarterly publication of National Science Foundation targeting the G.C.E O/L and A/L grades of the school children and the general public. The theme of the second quarter issue (April-June) of the 2019 is dedicated for “Aviation Science and Technology”. We are calling for the experts on this area to serve as authors for the articles on following themes.

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International Conference on ‘Social and Cultural Nexus of Science and Technology Development (SCST)’
 Sri Lanka
03rd – 04th October 2019
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If the applicant is not registered his/her Travel Research Grant Application will be rejected without further consideration.

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