To further strengthen cooperation on scientific and academic research between Germany and Sri Lanka, the DAAD and the NSF have launched a new Joint Mobility Program for Project-Related Personal Exchange.
Based on an MoU signed earlier this year, the purpose of this new Joint Mobility Program is to promote bilateral scientific cooperation in both countries by creating sustained networks between various Sri Lankan and German teams formed through individual research exchanges. Both parties provide financial support for exchange of researchers (short and long-term visits) from higher education or research institutions of both countries and will cover travel and living costs for their own research teams during their stay abroad. The program is open to all disciplines, deadline for applications will be 30 August.
The DAAD is the world's largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers. The New Delhi office of the DAAD, established in 1960, promotes academic exchange and collaborations between Germany and India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The DAAD also operates an Information Centre in Colombo.
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is a state funded institution under the Ministry of Technology & Research. The NSF established in 1998 by the Science and Technology Act No.11 of 1994 as the successor to the Natural Resources, Energy and Science Authority (NARESA) which was established in 1968. The foundation supports, and embraces, research in all fields of fundamental and applied sciences as well as in the social sciences.
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