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July 2019


Sri Lanka: Finding Balance Between Work and Life, Science and Politics

During 2019, our blog posts will primarily feature a range of countries in which IFS has awarded grants to early-career scientists, drawing on responses to a 15-item survey with mostly open-ended questions that we are sending to former and present grantees in selected countries, as an element of this year’s process culminating in our new 2021-2030 strategy. This month we highlight Sri Lanka, where 113 people (40 women and 73 men) have been awarded grants by IFS since it was founded in 1974. Of the 113 grantees, 14 went on to receive a second grant, and three a third grant. As one survey respondent noted, “… the situation for science in Sri Lanka is improving”.

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