National Award for Women Development 2017

Department of Science & Technology(DST) invites applications for the National Awards for Women’s Development 2017 to recognize the contribution at the grassroots level. This prestigious award comprises of a memento, a citation and a cash prize of INR 5 lakhs for Individual and INR 15 lakhs for an Institutional category.
Last Date: Sep 30, 2017

National Award for Women Development 2017 - Eligibility

  • The individual/ institution should have at least 10 years of experience in research, design, development, adaptation or application of science and technology at the grassroots level for women’s development
  • Earlier recipients are not eligible to apply

Persons eligible to nominate

  • Nomination can be made by Vice Chancellors of Universities, Directors of IITs, IISERs, NITs, R&D institutions, Heads of science based voluntary organizations, Secretaries of S&T Departments, Secretaries of State S&T Departments/Councils for S&T
  • Earlier winners of this award

National Award for Women Development 2017 - Important Details

  •   Eligibility

    Individual/Institute having minimum 10 years experience in science and technology

  •   Purpose/Awards

    Memento, citation and cash prize of INR 5 lakhs for individual and INR 15 lakhs for institutions

  •   Important Dates

    Offline Deadline: Sep 30, 2017

  •   Contact Details Department of Science & Technology, Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110 016, Phone: 011-26562122/25/33/44, 26567373, 26962819, Fax +91-11-26863847, 26515637,
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How to Apply

The application can be done through nomination only by the following steps:

Step 1: Nominations must be made in the given format

Step 2: The nominations must be typed on a plain paper

Step 3: Attach a narrative in about 1000 words, the contributions of the nominee relevant to science and technology which includes the following:

  • Projects undertaken along with objectives
  • Timeline of achievements of the nominee during the last 10 years.
  • Strategies adopted
  • Innovations
  • Outcomes in terms of benefit to women
  • Was this Initiative / Nominee a Winner of any Award instituted by any other
  • National/International Organization? (If so, please provide brief details thereof)
  • Supporting documents

Step 4: Information on the Institution making the nomination(Nominator), Persons sending nomination should include (Name, Designation, Address, Tel., Fax, Email and brief biodata)

Step 5: The entry must be sent to the given address, the envelope must contain 3 copies.   

The Head,
Science for Equity Empowerment and Development (SEED) Division,
Department of Science & Technology,
Technology Bhavan,
New Mehrauli Road,
New Delhi-110 016

Step 6: A soft copy (Times New Roman font size 12) should also be emailed at The envelope should superscribe with “National Award for Women’s Development through Application of Science & Technology”.

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