Establishment of Young Social Scientists Forum (YSSF)

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

Under the guidance of the NSF Working Committee on Social Sciences (WCSS), Science and Technology Policy Research Division (STPRD) took an initiative to establish the NSF Young Social Scientists Forum (YSSF) with the main objective of increasing participation of young social scientists in social science research. Capacity building of young social scientists, building a strong network among young and senior social scientists, creating an international network among social scientists & a common meeting place for young social scientists to share their experience were the other objectives of forming the YSSF. This effort will also help in having public discourse on nationally important issues.

 Over 160 young social scientists took part in the inaugural meeting held on 26th January,2018 at the Wimalasurendra Auditorium of the Institution of Engineers of Sri Lanka.

After the inaugural session, a workshop on “Proposal Writing to attract NSF Research Grants” was conducted by Dr Geethika Yapa/Head, Research Division, Dr Gowry Moorthy/Head, Journal Publication Unit together with Mrs Saduni Samerasekera, Dr P R M P Dilrukshi/Head, Science & Technology Policy Research Division, Prof. Indralal de Silva & Prof. S. S. Colombage/Members of the Working Coming on Social Sciences being the resource persons.

Following topics were discussed

  1. Role of NSF in facilitating Social Science research in Sri Lanka
  2. Preparation of research budgets
  3. Evaluator’s expectations
  4. Review process & common mistakes observed in research proposals
The workshop was held to the satisfaction of all participants.

© 2022 NSF. All Rights Reserved.