Grants (Research/Projects)

Online Research Leadership Workshop for 26 Commonwealth Futures Climate Leaders Cohort of the Association of Commonwealth Universities/British Council in collaboration with Munasinghe Institute for Development Sri Lanka, April 2021 (£2500).Project Lead, Youth Entrepreneurship Sustainability (YES) Hub Sri Lanka, an award-winning Alumni Engagement Innovation Project (AEIF) from US department of state, 2020 (One and only project from Sri Lanka among the projects in 64 countries) [US$19,460]
Co-Investigator, Examining the heat stress impact on the South Asian vulnerable urban population – a system thinking approach [Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, Nepal – SPIN project], Funded by International Council of Science (ICS), Regional Office – Malaysia/IRDR China/ Advance Institute on Heat Stress, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, 2018 [US$ 15,000 seed grant]
Co-Investigator, Heat wave health impact in school children in selected areas in Sri Lanka, Climate Change Consortium, Practical Action and Climate Change Secretariat, 2019-2020 [Pilot seed grant = LKR 200,000 completed]School Heat Health Pilot Project, (2019) supported by the consortium of Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI), Janathakshan (GTE) Limited, SLYCAN Trust and Integrated Development Association (IDEA), formed to develop the Research and Communication Strategy for addressing the Climate Change issues in Sri Lanka, supervised by the Climate Change Secretariat of the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment.
Saja, AMA, Were, L, Wamai, R, Javid, Y, “Evaluation of Health System Intervention for Natural Disaster Preparedness with special reference to DIPECHO – The Case of Nepal 2015 Earthquake”, A research project by BIARI Alumni, Brown University, USA, 2015. [£15,000 seed grant from R2HC/ELRHA/DFID UK]
Project Coordinator, Climate Change Adapted Water Management for Graduates, under EU ERASMUS+ Capacity Building for Higher Educational Institutions Project led by NMBU, Norway with 11 HEIs in Europe and Asia, £1 Million, 2021-2024
Training Seed Grant development in collaboration with Field Ready for “Developing a training module on “Managing Innovation – The future of humanitarian aid’  funded by the Humanitarian Innovation Initiative at Brown University, USA, 2019