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Establishing a strong research culture in the university is an achievable challenge in the presence of proper drive and motivation. Founding of a strong research culture in the university will not only help us achieve the world class status by improving the University’s rank locally and globally, but will also open up many other channels for further advancement as a higher education institute. It is in this light, the Research Council has taken initiatives to promote and strengthen the research activities in the university. A logical and positive step towards that would be to recognize, support and encourage the academics, who conduct high quality research and publish them in recognized and indexed journals. Acknowledging such distinguished individuals through a fair rewarding mechanism would not only encourage them to pursue further research of higher standards, but would also surely entice the fellow academics to follow in their footsteps. Thus the Vice Chancellor and the Research Council of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura have established a Research Award system to recognize and appreciate the contribution of academics who have conducted and published/presented their research at national and international conferences, peer reviewed and indexed journals. This Research Award system is conducted through 10 categories where eligible candidates will be given monetary awards and certificates. The researcher having the highest h index will be awarded a special prize at faculty level, the Early Career Researcher Awards will be awarded to the Best Researcher less than 40 years and Vice Chancellor’s Award will be awarded to the Best Researcher of the University following a stringent selection process.

 Award Categories are as follows…

  1. An abstract published in a local conference proceedings or symposium
  2. An abstract published a foreign conference proceedings or symposium
  3. A full paper published in a conference proceedings
  4. A full paper published in a refereed journal
  5. A full paper published in any index journal
  6. 6. A full paper published in an Indexed Journal
    Recognized Index journals are listed at http://www.isinet.com/journals under:
  1. Science Citation Indexed Expanded (™) (Web of Science)
  2. Social Sciences Citation Index® (Web of Science)
  3. Arts and Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science)
  • Researchers having the highest citations for the year (Three awards for each Faculty)
  • Researchers having the highest h-index for the year (Three awards for each Faculty)
  • Departments having the highest cumulative h-index for the year (Three awards per each Faculty)
  • Departments having the highest average h-index for the year (Three awards per each faculty)
  • Early Career Researcher award (Researcher has to be less than 40 years)
  • Vice Chancellor’s award for the researcher of the year (Follow CVCD guidelines) (Applicant has to be in permanent service at University of Sri Jayewardenepura for five years or more)

The Annual Research Awards Ceremony 2016

Annual Research Awards Ceremony will be held on 29th September 2017 from 6 pm onwards at the Golden Rose, Boralesgamuwa.