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Workshop on Writing a Winning Research Proposal

Workshop on Writing a Winning Research Proposal 

Date: Friday 30th September 2016

 Venue: Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (Hall – G), Colombo 7


 08.15-08.45      Registration

08.45-09.00       Welcome speech :                    Dr. Muditha Liyanagedera, Director, NASTEC
                          Objectives of the workshop :    Dr. Asitha Bandaranayake, Chairman, YSF

 09.00-10.30       Session I: Problem identification, justification and setting up of objectives
                                  Dr. Chalinda Beneragama, Fac. of Agriculture, Uni. of Peradeniya

 10.30-11.00       TEA

 11.00-12.30       Session II: Writing the research methodology convincingly
                                  Prof. N. Salim, Fac. of Applied Sciences, Uni. of Sri Jayawardenapura

 12.30-01.00       LUNCH

 01.00-02.00       Session III: ‘Significance’ of statistics in proposals
                                  Dr. Lalith Suriyagoda, Fac. of Agriculture, Uni. of Peradeniya

 02.00-03.30       Session IV: Importance of the budget, time frame, and mode of dissemination of expected outcome: “Feeling the donor’s pulse”
                                  Prof. Sagarika Ekanayake, Fac. of Medical Sciences, Uni. of Sri Jayawardenapura

 03.30-04.00       Session V: Why proposals are rejected?
                                  Prof. (Mrs.) Asoka Pathirathna, Faculty of Science, Uni. of Kelaniya

 04.00-04.30       Concluding comments and General Discussion
                                  Dr. Chalinda Beneragama, Fac. of Agriculture, Uni. of Peradeniya



Participants will get hands on experience at this workshop as extracts from sample proposals will be discused under each session.

Registration Fee: Rs. 2,500/- per participant.

Please pay the Registration fee to Bank of Ceylon, Hyde Park branch in favour of “National Science and Technology Commission” Account No. 0002327604 and email us the scanned bank receipt along with your name and affiliation. 

Contact: Ms. Asha Pitadeniya, Senior Scientist, National Science and Technology Commission

Tel: 011 268 0711        Fax: 011 268 0713        Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.        Web: www.nastec.lk

Last Date of Registration: 26th September 2016

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