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University Research Grants

The University provides research grants to the confirmed members of the academic staff. The applications should be prepared according to the format given below.

Application Format 

The application should be submitted through the Head of the Department to the Dean of the relevant Faculty.

The maximum amount of fund that will be provided for each grant is Rs. 300,000.00.

The applicants should have Google Scholar and ResearchGate profiles which have been made public.

Maximum duration of the research grant is two years. The grantee should submit half yearly progress reports.

The format of half yearly progress reports 

While this scheme accommodates applications for individual grants, applicants are encouraged to apply for collaborative research.

Within three months of completion of the project, the grantee should submit a final report, which is evaluated by an expert in the field.

The guidelines for the preparation of the final report 

Based on the results of the research, applicants are encouraged to present at least one research paper at the Annual Research Symposium organized by the Faculty of Graduate Studies of the University of Kelaniya and to publish at least one research paper in a journal listed in a citation index. Fulfilment of this condition will be a pre-requisite to apply for a second research grant from this scheme.

 

Start-up grants for Junior Researchers

The University provides start-up grants to new academic staff members who are applying for a research grant for the first time. This is carried out because most of the junior members of the academic staff find it difficult to obtain competitive research grants initially. Hence this scheme enables young researchers to commence their own research projects based on their interest.

The maximum amount of funds that will be provided is Rs. 200,000.00.

The applicants must apply within three months of either returning to Sri Lanka after their postgraduate studies abroad or releasing results if the postgraduate work is done locally.

The application for start-up grants 

The applicants should have Google Scholar and ResearchGate profiles which have been made public.

Maximum duration of the research grant is two years. The grantee should submit half yearly progress reports.

The format of half yearly progress reports 

Within three months of completion of the project, the grantee should submit a final report, which is evaluated by an expert in the field.

The guidelines for the preparation of the final report  

Based on the results of the research, applicants are encouraged to present at least one research paper at the Annual Research Symposium organized by the Faculty of Graduate Studies of the University of Kelaniya and to publish at least one research paper in a journal listed in a citation index. Fulfilment of this condition will be a pre-requisite to apply for a University research grant subsequently.