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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 local/foreign conference proceedings or symposium
  2. A full paper published in local/foreign conference proceedings
  3. A full paper published in a refereed journal
  4. Full Paper Articles published in University Journals (New)
    * A permanent staff member of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura could apply
  5. A full paper published in any indexed journal (Any indexing service other than listed in category 6 below)
  6. A full paper published in an indexed journal
    Recognized Indexed journals are listed at http://www.isinet.com/journals under:
    a. Science Citation Indexed Expanded (™) (Web of Science)
    b. Social Sciences Citation Index® (Web of Science)
    c. Arts and Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science)
    d. Elsevier SCOPUS
    e. Emerald Insight
    f. Cabell’s International
  7. Researchers having the highest citations for the year 2017
    • To be considered for the category 7 awards the researcher should have an h-index of 5 or more
    • Three awards per each faculty will be awarded
    • 1st, 2nd and 3rd places will be awarded once in three years for the same candidate with effect from 2016
  8. Researchers having the highest h-index for the year 2017
    • To be considered for the category 8 awards, the researcher should have an h-index of 5 or more
    • Three awards per each faculty will be awarded
    • 1st, 2nd and 3rd places will be awarded once in three years for the same candidate with effect from 2016
  9. Researcher having highest citation impact (based on the citations for 2017,2016 and 2015)
    * Three awards per each faculty
  10. Departments having highest cumulative citations for the year
  11. Early Career Researcher Award
    • h-index should be 5 or more than 5
    • Researcher should be in Senior Lecturer Grade II
    • Researcher has to be less than 40 years by the deadline for the Research Award Applications
    • Corresponding author of the published article
    • University of Sri Jayewardenepura should be the corresponding author’s affiliation and the University’s email address should be on the research article
    • Award will be given to the candidate who has the highest cumulative impact factor for the full papers published in Index Journals(SCI/SSCI/AHCI/Elsevier SCOPUS/ Emerald Insight/ Cabell’s International)
    • This award will be awarded once in the lifetime for a candidate with effect from 2016
  12. Vice Chancellor’s Award (Follow CVCD guidelines)
    • Applicants has to be in permanent service at University of Sri Jayewardenepura for last five years.
    • No faculty member may receive the award more than once every five years.
  13. Journals published in the University (New)
  14. Conference proceedings published by the University (New)
  15. Researchers who have obtained external research grants
  16. Emeritus Professors (Researchers having h- index 10 or above)

Note

  • You are requested to submit the hard copies of your articles to Prof. M. M. Pathmalal, Co-Chairperson, Research Council
  • For any queries please contact: Research Council
    • Email: researchcouncil@sjp.ac.lk
    • Mobile: 0713859494-Dinesha/0712052044-Harshi
  • Please note that any false information, misinterpretation, omission of facts and failure to provide all or part of information shall be considered as a cause for disqualification of your application
  • Deadline for submission for Research Awards 2017 is 1st August 2018.