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How to Write a Winning PhD Research Proposal



The US-SL Fulbright Commission will be conducting a two-hour seminar on writing a PhD research proposal (for science and technology subjects only) for a U.S. university.

This session will provide guidance to graduates who are hoping to apply for a PhD programme on how to write a successful research proposal for a U.S. university.

Workshop Coordinator

Chathra Hendahewa won a prestigious Fulbright Science and Technology Award to read for a PhD at Rutgers University, where she is now conducting research on applications of machine learning techniques for financial decision making. Chathra completed her Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology at University of Moratuwa, where she secured the award for the Best Information Technology Graduate for the Year 2002/2003. Chathra was also a finalist and a multiple gold medal recipient at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants–UK (CIMA) Awards, which exemplify her interest in linking financial analysis with computer science. In Sri Lanka, prior to being awarded the International Fulbright Science & Technology Award, she has gained experience as a Business Systems Analyst and completed two internships developing software modules for a free and open source disaster management system and as a software engineering intern.

The US-SL Fulbright Commission was founded in 1952 by an Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Ceylon for the administration of educational exchange programmes in Sri Lanka. The programme aims to promote cultural understanding between the United States and Sri Lanka through mutual academic exchange.

  • Date: 19th of January 2011
  • Time: 10.00 am – 12.00 noon
  • Venue: United States-Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission,

22 Flower Terrace (off Flower Road), Colombo 7.

to register.

  • Seminar fee: Rs. 250

United States – Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission

22 Flower Terrace (off Flower Road), Colombo 7 Tel: 011 256 4176/ 471 8744

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