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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)

 ‘The booklet presents NSF at a glance covering vision, mission, mandate, organizational structure and landmark achievements. It also gives a brief introduction to programmes and activities carried out to deliver its mandate entailed with success stories’. Click here (pdf, 11.4mb)



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 the latest social science contributions to the understanding of Sri Lankan society. MORE

The Conference Proceedings of the International Conference on Social and Cultural Nexus of Science and Technology Development (SCST) now available 

Sri Lanka Science & Technology Statistical Handbook 2015.



Vidya Newsletter Vol 21-Issue-No 03 

Vidurava-Magazine (January - March 2019) 


Calling applications for the NSF grants for year 2020

Deadline for submission of Expression of Interests (EoIs) for Technology Grants (Technology Development Grants & Start-up Grants) extended up to 31/01/2020.



Deadline for Competitive Research Grants extended up to 31/01/2020

The National Policy Framework, “Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour”, is focused on 10 policies for the economic growth of the country. Out of the 10, the NSF has the capacity to address 3 policies directly. Accordingly,  the areas under these three policies (People-centric Economy, Productive Citizen and a Happy Family and Technology-based Society) have been identified as priorities for consideration for providing financial support in 2020. The grant proposals/applications which will provide solutions for the following issues/areas will be given significance. 


Calling Research Proposals for School Science Research Projects Competition (SSRPC) 2020

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is calling proposals for the School Science Research Projects Competition for 2020, for school students in Grades 9-12.  The deadline for application 15-02-2020. For information  guidelines and application visit



International Workshop on Policy making for transforming silo-based education to STEM Education at Colombo on 24-26 March 2020

National Science Foundation (NSF) of Sri Lanka is organizing the International Workshop on Policy making for transforming silo-based education to STEM Education to be held from 24-26 March 2020 in Colombo.

The NSF is organizing this event jointly with the Centre for Science Technology of the Non-Aligned & other developing countries (S&T NAM Centre) and the Ministry of Higher Education, Technology and Innovation. The Conference aims at bringing academics, researchers, policymakers and development practitioners together to discuss and debate various issues related to STEM education. 




ICGEB Research Grants 2020 CRP-Collaborative Research Programme

International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) is calling applications for the ICGEB Collaborative Research Programme (CRP) Grants, 2020.

For more details download the pdf flyer;  Flyer (pdf, 7mb)



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


STMIS Registration

It is an essential requirement to register with STMIS database
If the applicant is not registered his/her Travel Research Grant Application will be rejected without further consideration.

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