Research Grants

About Prof. V K Samaranayake Research Grants

The Prof. V.K. Samaranayake grants scheme aims to promote a culture of research and innovation in Networking and Internet-related fields in Sri Lanka by facilitating exposure of researchers to the global research community. Accordingly, it will finance research activities of full-time Masters and PhD candidates registered in Sri Lankan universities.

 

Types of Grants

 

Top-up grants are for students who have obtained a first-class or second class upper division in his/her first degree and already registered in a Masters/PhD programme full-time. The total top-up amount will not exceed Rs. 50,000/-. a month. Awards are initially for a period of 12 months which may be renewed upon satisfactory performance during the year awarded. The period for which the top-up grant will be awarded need not exactly overlap with that for which the monthly allowance is received.

Completed applications(.doc, .pdf) with scanned versions of supporting documents (.pdf, .jpg, .gif, .png) should be emailed as a compressed archive (.zip, .rar) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To apply for a Top-up Grant download an application here. Download

Conference/Workshop and Publication grants are aimed at funding applicants who wish to present and publish papers in reputed International Conferences and Journals.

Conferences include those which are part of ACM, IEEE, USENIX, and IFIP. If the conference is neither listed nor are part of the aforementioned, the conference’s h5 ranking on Google Scholar will be used for assessment (https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=top_venues&hl=en&vg=eng). For conferences without a Google H5 index will be a maximum of Rs. 150,000/-.

Completed applications(.doc, .pdf) with scanned versions of supporting documents (.pdf, .jpg, .gif, .png) should be emailed as a compressed archive (.zip, .rar) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To apply for a Conference/Workshop and Publication Grant download an application here. Download

Short-stay grants are awarded to assist applicants who have secured short-term academic visits to foreign institutions for research work. The maximum number of grants and grant size will depend on the availability of funds. The short-stay must have a minimum duration of 25 days.Short-stay grants will only include a fixed 'setup' fee of Rs. 100,000/- plus return airfare, airport transfer fare and the visa fee.

Completed applications(.doc, .pdf) with scanned versions of supporting documents (.pdf, .jpg, .gif, .png) should be emailed as a compressed archive (.zip, .rar) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To apply for a Short-stay Grant download an application here. Download

Instructions for emailing applications

• Application should be completed and sent in either DOC or PDF format.

• All documents within the compressed archive should be named as follows:
"granttype_initials_surname_documenttype.***"
granttype = workshop, conference, publication, top-up, short-stay
initials = your initials without separation by periods. e.g.: ALN instead of A.L.N.
surname = your surname or family name
document type = application, attachment (with a number for multiple attachments), proof (for studentship)

• The naming convention for compressed archive should be "granttype_initials_surname.zip"

• Scanned documents should be sent in either pdf(preferred) or jpg format.


 






 

 

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