On its way of achieving the concept of internationalization of the University, UoP has considered internationalization as an extremely relevant key component of the changing landscape of higher education, with global visibility of an institution. As per the matter with the intention of improving, expanding and implementing the international collaborations particularly via the research activities and research exchanges, it is further sustained through the providing grants of the IAO, UoP.
  • Maximum amount: Rs. 100,000.00
  • The amount covers: Accommodation and local travel for research

Objective of the visit and expected outcome during the stay and after the visit of foreign scholar (Not dual citizens)

Applications will be reviewed by the Faculty Research Committee.

Priority will be given:

  • To initiate joint research projects
  • To collaboratively apply for funding and prepare project proposals
  • To foreign scholars who can host UoP M.Phil/Ph.D students to complete their research component in guest’s institution
  • To foreign scholars who are acting as an external supervisor(s) of M.Phil/Ph.D student in UoP
  • To initiate Staff/Student exchange programme through external funding

Other relevant Information and Conditions
  1. The candidates must have a doctorate degree with minimum five years working experience. If applicant does not satisfy above qualifications, Dean of the respective faculty must approve the request and should provide valid reasons to approve it.
  2. Collaboration by the applicant (from UoP) and candidate (foreign researcher) will contribute to advancement of scientific in UoP and Sri Lanka.
  3. As much as possible, selection will be carried out without preference to the candidate’s nationality, or field of specialization.
  4. The applicant and candidate must have established contact in advance and created concrete research activities. The activities must be submitted with the application.
  5. If foreign scholar uses the grant for research related travelling activities (collect data etc.) it should be mentioned clearly and local counterpart should get necessary approvals including ethical approvals prior to applying.
  6. After completing his/her visit, the inviting applicant in UoP must submit a short report to the International Affairs Office in UoP.
  7. Note: This grant does not support International scholars who are coming only to participate in conferences in Sri Lanka

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( The above guidlines may be revised without notice at any given time, by the Board of Management of InRC )