Call for Applications - NSF Research Scholarships - 2023

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The NSF Research Scholarship scheme is implemented in order to increase the number of postgraduate research studies conducted by Sri Lankan graduates at local Universities. It is also intended to attract and encourage graduates from recognized Universities to conduct fulltime research leading to postgraduate research degrees and to encourage them to take up careers related to research.

The NSF Research Scholarship scheme was initiated with the specific objective of encouraging young and outstanding graduates to conduct postgraduate research leading to MPhil or PhD. This scheme will assist in providing financial support to graduates to conduct full time research (within Sri Lanka) leading up to 3 years for MPhils or PhDs.

Applications are now called for NSF Research Scholarships for 2023.

The Application and the Programme Brief can be downloaded from below.

Only soft copies of applications are entertained. Please download the application, complete it (the signature page needs to be printed, signed, scanned and attached to the application) and email to the given email address (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) together with all other required documents. The letters from the Supervisors (in confidence) needs to be sent directly to the given email address with the name of the applicant in the Subject line.

The deadline for submitting applications is 17th November, 2023. Completed applications should be sent to the given email before midnight on 17th November, 2023.

Click here to read more about NSF Research Scholarships

For more information please contact:

Ms Christine Dasanayake
Senior Scientific Officer
Research Division
National Science Foundation
No. 47/5 Maitland Place
Colombo 7
Phone: 011 2696771 Ext. 121
Fax: 011 2694754
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


  • Application form (doc,153kb | pdf,624kb )
  • Programme Brief (pdf,144kb)


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National Science Foundation