linkage with Sirilanka

PSF and National Science Foundation (NSF), Sri Lanka
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between National Science Foundation (NSF), Sri Lanka and Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) on January, 2016 for cooperation in the field of science and technology. Under which, was agreed it that both Foundations will cooperate in various scientific fields for the promotion of science. Modalities of the joint call of proposal were finalized in the joint committee meeting held on November 17, 2016 at Colombo, Sri Lanka, during the visit of Chairman, PSF Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf to Sri Lanka. The call was launched on 15.02.2017 and concluded on 25.05.2017.Proposals were invited in six scientific disciplines namely, biotechnology, food and agriculture, marine sciences, material sciences, health and natural products. Proposals are currently under review process.
To finalize the proposals for funding a three member delegation of the National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka on invitation of Chairman, PSF, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf visited Pakistan Science Foundation on September 15, 2017. The NSF team was headed by Prof. Dr. Sirimali Fernando, Chairperson, NSF, she was accompanied by the seniors members from NSF. During the meeting various aspects of future joint collaboration were discussed. PSF and NSF by joint discussion finalized the projects for funding. The both Foundations also agreed to launch 2nd call of joint proposals, the proposals will be submitted jointly by Pakistani and Sri Lankan sciences in various scientific fields. Priority areas of joint proposal submission were also finalized during the meeting. PSF and NSF also agreed to conduct joint workshop on key scientific areas.