Opportunity to pursue an MPhil degree potentially leading to a PhD

  We are seeking a capable, highly motivated postgraduate research candidate who is interested in pursuing an MPhil degree, which on successful performance maybe upgraded to a PhD, on the following topic.

Behavioural modifications associated with meditation and mindfulness which could promote social harmony

This Research Project is funded by the World Bank as a part of the AHEAD Operation (Accelerating Higher Education Expansion and Development) and will be carried out for a period of 3 years (January 2019 - December 2021). Therefore, interested candidates will be expected to complete their research work identified as a part of this project within this period


The selected candidate will receive the following benefits:

  • Funding for all activities related to the conduct of the project within the project period.
  • Registration for research degree at the Faculty of Medicine, Colombo
  • Coverage of expenses incurred for travel and other activities related to the project, availability of a lap top during project period
  • Opportunity to participate free-of-charge at research programmes conducted by the Faculty of Medicine, Colombo

Please note the following:

  • Candidates will not receive a stipend during the study period
  • Candidates may apply for the research degree on a full-time or part-time basis. In the case of the latter, candidates must ensure that they are able to dedicate adequate time to complete the research activities related to the project.
    • Candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and experience in research will be given preference.

Candidates who are interested to apply for this position are invited to submit their applications.

Applications should include the following.

1)     A curriculum vitae, highlighting your prior research experience

2)     A 500-word summary of your interest in / suitability for this research position

Please either email these documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR submit your hard copy application to the Research Promotion and Facilitation Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo by 15th February 2019.