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National Award for Women Development 2017

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open30-Sep-2017
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AwardMemento, citation and cash prize of INR 5 lakhs for individual and INR 15 lakhs for institutions
EligibilityIndividual/Institute having minimum 10 years experience in science and technology
RegionAll India
Scholarship provider 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,

What is 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.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

  • 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

How can you 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”.

Terms and Conditions

General Terms & Conditions

  1. If the nominations received and no one seemed suitable for the award, it would not be given in that year.
  2. If in case more than one application is selected, the amount of award will be separately given to each.
  3. Entry must be nominated by someone otherwise will not be considered.
  4. The awardees shall be intimated by post and e-mail.
  5. The awardees have to deliver a speech on the given topic by DST at a place intimated by the Department of Science and Technology.

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