RUSL Research Awards

RAJARATA UNIVERSITY OF SRI LANKA AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE AND VICE CHANCELLOR’S AWARD 

Research … is nothing but a state of mind- a friendly, welcoming attitude toward change; going out to look for a change instead of waiting for it to come. Research, for practical men, is an effort to do things better…. The research state of mind can apply to anything-personal affairs or any kind ..

Purpose

These awards are to recognize, appreciate, encourage, and honour the academic staff members in the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka who are excelling in research, innovation, and scholarly works. Through these awards, the university expects to motivate the staff members to actively engage in teaching and research activities. Also, these recognitions will create junior staff members to follow, be encouraged and get involved in research activities that will uplift the university ranking nationally and internationally. Furthermore, these recognitions would be created to increase and encourage collaborative research activities within the institute and among the other outside institutes. Thirteen (13) awards will be presented to the eligible nominees at faculty levels and the university level.

RUSL Excellence Awards 

  1. RUSL Excellence Awards for Most Outstanding Senior Researcher (>40 years on the closing date of application)
  2. RUSL Excellence Awards for Most Outstanding Young Researcher (<40 years on the closing date of application)
  3. Researchers (10 people) having the highest H-index based on Google Scholar  
  4. Researchers (10 people) having the highest number of citations based on Google Scholar  

Vice Chancellor’s Award at each Faculties and Library: 

  1. Most Outstanding Senior researcher (>40 years on the closing date of application)
  2. Most Outstanding Young researcher (<40 years on the closing date of application)
  3. Most Outstanding Researcher in Library Academic Staff
  4. Researchers (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) having the highest number of citations for the last five years based on Google Scholar  
  5. Researchers (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) having the highest H-index for the last five years based on Google Scholar 
  6. Awards for researchers (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) have published the highest number of Indexed journal articles. 
  7. Recognitions for the researchers who have published Indexed articles 
  8. Department Having the Highest Cumulative Citations for the last five years based on Google Scholar   
  9. Department Having the Highest Cumulative H-index for the last five years based on Google Scholar  
  • All these awards are subjected to the senate and the council approval. The awards will be presented at the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka (RUSL) convocation event annually or at the RUSL annual research symposium or at an event organized separately; Vice chancellor’s awards night. 
  • The RUSL Excellence awards and the Vice Chancellor’s awards for faculty level (Senior, Young researcher, and Outstanding Researcher in Library Academic Staff) will be comprised of a plaque and a certificate, whereas, for other awards at the faculty level, only a certificate will be given.
  • According to the highest marks of the general guidelines and instructions, these awards will be awarded to the selected candidate(s) according to the highest marks of the general guidelines. The general application procedure and selection guidelines for both University level and Faculty level awards can be found below.

Applications

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