The National Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (NCAS) is happy to announce the “Calling for Invitations for Applications for Short Term Research Grants” from the academics of the State Universities in Sri Lanka which are under the purview off the Universities Act No. 16 of 1978.   There are Five (05) grants for the year 2024 and the grants will be awarded on competitive basis. The vision and the mission of NCAS by granting so is to initiate and promote new research and studies in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities. In its diverse scope of studies, the academics of the state Universities are expected to carry on inter-disciplinary and multi- disciplinary studies that can benefit our societies and help develop economies, life styles and the wellbeing. Though are extensive, and remarkable studies carried out, there are certain untouched areas of study that needs to have a proper attention and to be attended by experts for the preservation and sustenance of the authentic qualities in order to be eligible for the grant. Deadline of the application is  30th of July 2024.   

Academics of the state Universities in Sri Lanka, are therefore invited to submit their individual/ collaborative research projects on the following the standard application format along with your curriculum vitae proving your research capacities and contribution to be granted on the basis of following  criteria;

  • Duration – Twelve (12) months

  • Amount – Rs. 300,000/-

  • Eligibility – Permanent Academic staff members of the state Universities

The five (05) research scholarships, three (03) will be granted for young researchers, whereas two (02) are granted for senior researchers in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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