India Sri Lanka Joint Call for Research Proposal

The Ministry of Education, Research and Innovation Division, Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India renewed the Programme of Cooperation (PoC) in Science and Technology, on August 14th 2022. In terms of the PoC, funding can be made available for selected Joint Projects in bilateral mode involving scientist & technologists from India and Sri Lanka, in the following areas:

  1. Food Technology
  2. Plant base medicines
  3. Robotics & Automation
  4. Renewable Energy
  5. Waste Management
  6. Information and Communication Technology
  7. Sustainable Agriculture
  8. Aerospace Engineering
  9. Big data analysis
  10. Artificial intelligence
  11. Any other area of S&T with national relevance (with Justifications)

The Ministry of Education, Research and Innovation Division and DST (hereinafter referred to as the “Implementing Agencies”) hereby invite Indian and Sri Lankan scientists/researchers to submit proposals for Joint Research Projects in any of the above areas in terms of the provisions herein set out.

The guidelines and online format may be seen at e-PMS portal of DST. The applicants may apply online by using the following link:

Contact Details:

The following may be connected for further details and clarifications, if any-

For Sri Lanka:

Ms. Geethani S Kannangara
Director (International Relations)
Research and Innovation Division
Ministry of Education
3rd Floor, Sethsiripaya, Phase 1, Battaramulla,
Sri Lanka
Telephone:+94 112863324 / +94 112879376
Fax:+94 112879376
E mail: motrird[at]gmail[dot]com

For India:

Dr. Charu Agarwal
Scientist ‘D’
International Bilateral Division
Department of Science and Technology,  Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road,  
New Delhi – 110 016, India


Tuesday, June 4, 2024 to Monday, July 15, 2024