The NRC provides funds for Scientific Research Projects. Grants are open to any researcher of a Public R & D organization in Sri Lanka.
Public R& D organizations are the National Research Organizations, Universities and Affiliated Colleges and any governmental and semi-governmental organization where a research option exists in the mandate.
The Research Grants are advertised annually, generally at the beginning of the year and are evaluated by the Council. The evaluation criteria will include the scientific aspects, the relevance of the study to national development, its contribution to strengthening the capacity of science and technology in the country, and the possibility of research findings being published in international journals.
For the proposals selected, the Council will decide on an appropriate allocation of funds which will be channelled from the Treasury directly to the Principal Investigator, who will be solely responsible for implementing the project. Funds are considered for equipment, consumables, scientific literature.
The success of a grant is measured by international publications in referred journals, where the publications are judged by the most competent international scientists. This is to ensures that the research carried out is on par with international standards, and also to encourage our scientists to reach such high standards.