Annual SLAAS Awards – 2017
General Research Committee (GRC) Award is a lifetime achievement award made in recognition of Sri Lankan scientists who have carried out exceptionally high quality/pioneering research in Sri Lanka over a significant period of time and who have produced a considerable number of original publications in peer-reviewed journals with high impact factors and contributed to the field by way of training young scientists. Applicants must be members of SLAAS. This award is given for the total contribution of a scientist towards the scientific advancement of the field and training of young scientists in that field and is NOT meant for his/her contribution to a single research project. The final award winner will be chosen after evaluating a presentation. Unsuccessful applicants are discouraged from applying for this award for a period of 3 years from the date of the previous application. Applications will be accepted until 15th August 2017.
Postgraduate Research Awards for recent postgraduate degree holders who have carried out a major part of the research in an institution within Sri Lanka. The award will be based on the applicant’s publications on his/her postgraduate research work. The final award winner will be chosen after evaluating a presentation to panel of judges nominated by the GRC. Applicants must be members of SLAAS who have completed a postgraduate research degree (M. Phil.,Ph.D., etc.) in a Sri Lankan university/institution in the 2 years preceding 30th June 2017. Applications will be accepted until 15th August 2017.
Physical Science Awards are open for undergraduate students or recent graduates who have completed individual research projects in the fields of physics / mathematics / statistics as a partial requirement for a B.Sc. degree from a Sri Lankan university during the period 1st July 2016 to 30th June 2017. Applications will be accepted until 31st August 2017.
Computer Science Award is open for undergraduate students or recent graduates who have completed individual research project in the field of computing as a partial requirement for an undergraduate degree in Computing from a Sri Lankan university during the period 1st July 2016 to 30th June 2017. Applications will be accepted until 31st August 2017.
Manamperi (Engineering) Award for the Best Undergraduate Engineering Project carried out at a Faculty of Engineering in a Sri Lankan University. The award is open to engineering students who have submitted undergraduate research projects to a Sri Lankan University during the academic year 2016/2017. Applications will be accepted until 31st July 2017.
Science Popularization & Promotion Award for individuals who have contributed best to popularize and promote Science within Sri Lanka during the period of 1st May 2016 to 30th April 2017. Science communicators including journalists, scientists and others who have excelled in print and electronic media are invited to apply for these awards. Selections will be made separately for Sinhala, Tamil and English media. Those who have won this award previously will not be considered again. Applications will be accepted until 16th August 2017.
Environment Committee Award for following categories
- Schools (Individual or group projects by students: Grade 8 to Grade 11)
- Institutions in the public and private sectors including the Non-Governmental Organizations who have made significant contributions in sustainable management of the environment.
Applications will be accepted until 31st August 2017.