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DST WOSA 2017 - Women Scientists Scheme

DST WOSA 2017 - Women Scientists Scheme

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About DST WOSA 2017 - Women Scientists Scheme

DST WOSA 2017 - Women Scientists Scheme is a fellowship program only for women candidates who want to research in basic and applied sciences and the program is being offered by Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. The DST WOSA 2017 program aims to revive the profession of the female students who have been left out of the S&T activities due to various circumstances. The candidates selected for DST WOSA 2017 - Women Scientists Scheme will get a research grant of Rs 30 Lakh (for PhD or equivalent), Rs. 25 lakh (for M.Tech/M.Pharm or equivalent) and Rs. 20 lakh (for M.Sc. or equivalent) for R&D project proposal for 3 years.

DST WOSA - Women Scientist Scheme

Through DST WOSA 2017 - Women Scientists Scheme, the government is providing opportunities to women scientists and technologists between the age group 27-57 years who are desirous to return to mainstream science. There is no due date to apply for DST WOSA 2017, this is an open ended scheme and the candidates can apply throughout the year. The discipline for the research for the scientists are as follows:

  • Physical and Mathematical Sciences [PMS]
  • Chemical Sciences [CS]
  • Life Sciences [LS]
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences [EAS]
  • Engineering & Technology [ET]

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DST WOSA 2017 - Women Scientists Scheme Eligibility Criteria

Gender Only Female Candidates
Region All India 
Class/ Age 27 to 57 
Details  Education Qualification
  • Women scientists who have completed at least Post Graduate degree which should be equivalent to M.Sc. in Basic or Applied Sciences or B. Tech or MBBS or other equivalent professional course from a recognised University in India are eligible to apply for DST WOSA 2017.
  • The women candidates who have completed M. Tech or MD/MS, DM/MCH in Medical Sciences from any recognized University in India are also eligible to apply.
  • Women scientists who have PhD degree in basic applied science from a recognised University are also eligible to apply for DST WOSA 2017.

Age Criteria: The women candidates who are aged minimum 27 years of age are only eligible to apply for DST WOSA 2017. Maximum age for MSc or equivalent is 35 and for PhD and equivalent category is 57 years. 5 years of relaxation in age will be given to the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC and PWD categories.

DST WOSA 2017 - Women Scientists Scheme Reward

The women candidates selected for DST WOSA 2017- Women Scientists Scheme will be provided with a research grant with an upper limit of Rs 30 Lakh (for PhD or equivalent), Rs. 25 lakh (for M.Tech/M.Pharm or equivalent) and Rs. 20 lakh (for M.Sc. or equivalent) for R&D project proposal for 3 years. This grant will also include the cost of small equipment, contingencies, travel, consumables and the following monthly fellowship:

Categories

Fellowship Amount (Per Month)

MSc in Basic or Applied Sciences or B Tech or MBBS

Rs 30,000

MD/MS, DM/MCH in Medical Sciences

Rs 40,000

PhD Degree in Basic or Applied Sciences 

Rs 55,000

DST WOSA 2017 - Women Scientists Scheme Application form and Process

The eligible women candidates who want to apply for DST WOSA 2017 - Women Scientists Scheme will have to submit Project Executive Summary (PES) online. PES is prepared only by the candidates which contain general information about the candidates and a brief summary of the proposal of the candidates. The candidates have to follow the following instruction for submission of the Project Executive Summary (PES) online.

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  • STEP 1: First, the candidates have to submit the PES online on the official website of WOSA at https://online-wosa.gov.in.
  • STEP 2: After submission, an acknowledgment with a serial number will appear on the screen. The candidates have to note this serial number for future references.
  • STEP 3: If the submitted PES is accepted by the Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi, the candidates will receive a login ID and password through email and this will enable the candidates to submit the Project Proposal Document (PPD).
  • STEP 4: In PPD, the candidates have to include financial aspects of the proposal along with bio-data of mentor and PI and community certificate.
  • STEP 5: PPD 1 to 3 will be filled online and PDP 4 to 7 will be uploaded in Word or PDF format. The size of each PPD should not be more than 2 MB.

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Application Submission

The women candidates who want to apply for DST WOSA 2017 will have to submit Project Executive Summary (PES) only through online mode.  After ensuring that everything is correct and in order, the candidates have to click on print and submission button for final submission. Now the candidates have to take a print out of submitted PPD for the own record. No hard copy of the application form is to be sent, however, the candidates are advised to keep a hard copy of the application form for the future references.

DST WOSA 2017 - Women Scientists Scheme Selection Process

Department of Science & Technology, Government of India is responsible for selecting the women candidates for DST WOSA 2017 - Women Scientists Scheme. The selection committee selects the eligible candidates from the submitted PPD of the candidates.

DST WOSA 2017 - Women Scientists Scheme Contact Details

Women Scientist Scheme-A,
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road,

New Delhi - 110016
Telephone: +91-11-26590273
Email: vandana.singh@nic.in

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