NSF virtual Research Group on Climate Change & Natural Disasters
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has initiated a Thematic Research Programme on Climate Change & Natural Disasters which aims to address the challenges Sri Lanka faces as a result of climate change. Through this exercise, it is expected to create a virtual research group to identify potential research groups to invite to submit research proposals.

In view of your expertise in this area of research, we are pleased to invite you to provide your valuable inputs as per the Questionnaire given in the following link.

Cover Letter Questionnaire


CLIFF-GRADS scholarships for short-term scientific training and research stays on mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from reduced food loss and waste
Call for Food Loss and Waste Proposals
The CLIFF-GRADS fellowship program invites applications from students from developing countries currently enrolled in masters or PhD programs for short-term scientific research to expand the evidence base for the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from reduced food loss and waste in priority supply chains in developing countries.

For more details visit https://ccafs.cgiar.org/about/careers-and-calls/cliff-grads-scholarships-short-term-scientific-training-and-research-stays-0#.W3-HfsKYPIV

OWSD Early Career Women Scientists (ECWS) Fellowships

Call for Applications

The Early Career Women Scientists (ECWS) fellowship is a prestigious award of up to USD 50,000 offered to women who have completed their PhDs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and are employed at an academic or scientific research institute in one of the listed Science and Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs). ECWS fellows will be supported to continue their research at an international level while based at their home institutes and to build up research groups that will attract international visitors.

For more details visit: https://owsd.net/career-development/early-career-women-scientists-ecws-fellowships

Why is this the right time to take up STEM?

Former US president says, “While I was researching for this article, I stumbled upon a blog, which read: “If Susan can learn physics, so can you.” This is the tale of a girl who had never studied physics and had not learned anything beyond sixth grade math just because people told her she was not a ‘math person’. It was only during her undergraduate philosophy course that she discovered the joy of learning physics, and it changed the course of her life forever!” ….. read more

Sahasak Nimavum 2018

Sahasak Nimavum 2018
Island-wide search now on for talented inventors

Island-wide selection process aiming at ‘Sahasak Nimavum 2018’, National Invention and innovation exhibition organized by the Sri Lanka Inventors Commission (SLIC) is now in progress at provincial level.

Inventions selected at the provincial level will be qualified for the national exhibition and “Dasis” Trophy will be awarded for the most outstanding invention in each category along with cash prizes. All the winning entries will be awarded a certificate and will be entitled to enjoy great privileges such as opportunity to participate in international completions and provision of guidance in commercialization

 For more details and application, please visit http://slic.gov.lk/en/