The Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians has initiated a research support program to promote research and development activity initiatives by its members or trainees. This is a financial award up to Rupees 150,000.00 given for three projects every year to promote research output related to child health in Sri Lanka. This fund has been established by the family of one of Sri Lanka’s eminent paediatricians, late Dr. Stella de Silva.

Applications are being called from paediatricians or trainees in paediatrics for the year 2016/17. This is given only for research projects that can be completed within a two year period.

Application process:

Those interested are requested to submit a two page document underlying the justification, hypothesis tested, relevance of study to Sri Lanka and brief outline of the research methodology. The time line and the proposed budget should also be attached.

A separate letter of interest should also be submitted by the applicant indicating his/ her interest / expertise in the field and the commitment to the project. Projects which will commence in 2016/17 only will be considered for this round of awards.

Closing date for application: 30th Nov 2016

  1. Pls submit the applications to:
    Sri Lanka College of paediatricians
    44/1, Ghanartha Pradeepaya Mawatha
    Colombo 8
  2. Email:

If selected, the above amount will be issued in installments after review of progress reports.