Department of Science & Technology (DST) has launched “Women Scientists Scheme (WOS)”. The scheme focuses on projects related to Science & Technology (S&T) interventions for societal benefit.
This initiative primarily aimed at providing opportunities to women scientists and technologists between the age group of 27-57 years who had a break in their career but desired to return to the mainstream.
Department of Science & Technology (DST) was established in May 1971, with the objective of promoting new areas of Science & Technology and to play the role of a nodal department for organising, coordinating and promoting S&T activities in the country.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing PhD, M.Phil/M.Tech and M.Sc programme.
Study Subject: WOS-B focuses on projects related to S&T interventions for societal benefit.
Scholarship Award: The fellowship amount under the scheme is Rs 55,000/- for PhD or equivalent (total project cost not exceeding Rs.30 lakhs), Rs.40,000/- for M.Phil/M.Tech or equivalent (total project cost not exceeding Rs.25 lakhs) and Rs.30,000/- for M.Sc or equivalent (total project cost not exceeding Rs.20 lakhs). The total project cost is inclusive of the fellowship of Principal Investigator (PI), Consumables, Travel, Contingencies and minor Equipment(s) but excludes Overheads.
Scholarship can be taken in India
Eligibility: Women from S&T domain having permanent position/employment are not eligible to apply in this scheme. women scientist of age group 27-57 years having the break in their career and interested in addressing a well-defined/identified societal challenge through viable S&T interventions are encouraged to apply under WOS-B. All such applications will be subjected to a rigorous selection process and only the most promising may be extended budgetary support.
Nationality: Women Scientists from India are eligible are eligible to apply.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: The candidate should have adequate S&T skills and be adept at techniques to deliver the proposed outcome.
How to Apply: DST has started e-PMS (onlinedst.gov.in) for online submission of the research proposal. Principal Investigator has to register at this portal and then upload the proposal in the given format. WOS-B Proposal Format is available on e-PMS under KIRAN Division and at DST website. Two (2) hard copies of submitted research proposal should also be sent to Dr Vandana Singh, Scientist, Department of Science and Technology, Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi- 110016, by Speed Post. The envelope should be superscribed with ‘Women Scientist Scheme-B (WOS-B)’.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is September 15, 2017.