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Scientist Scholarship for Research in S & T (WOS-B) 2016

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open31-Aug-2016
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AwardRs 20,00,000-Rs 30,00,000
EligibilityCandidates who want to pursue Ph.D, M.Phil, M.Tech, M.Sc or equivalent
RegionAll India
Scholarship provider contact details

Dr. H.B. Singh,
Department of Science and Technology, 
Technology Bhawan, 
New Mehrauli Road, 
New Delhi-110016
Telephone: +91-11-26567373, 26962819 
Fax +91-11-26864570, 26862418

What is Scientist Scholarship for Research in S & T (WOS-B) 2016?

Scientist Scholarship for Research in S & T (WOS-B): DST seeks proposal under “Women Scientists Scheme-B (WOS-B)” from women scientists and technologists who wish to utilize their scientific knowledge and temperament for the benefit of society. WOS-B focuses on projects related to Science & Technology (S&T) interventions for societal benefit. Such project proposal should address a well-identified societal challenge and deliver possible solutions by way of development of viable technology/technique and/or lab-toland technology transfer, its adaptation and scaling up. Proposal that are pure Research & Development (R&D) in nature and/or do not have clear evidence of direct benefit to the society will not be entertained.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

Women Scientists having permanent position are not eligible to apply in this scheme. Women Scientists who had a break in their career, are in the 27-57 years age group and have interest in addressing a well-defined societal challenge through viable S&T interventions are encouraged to apply under WOS-B. 

How can you apply ?

Five (5) Hard copies of research proposal (format available at should be sent by post and the soft copy should be sent by email.

The envelope should be superscribed with "Women Scientist Scheme-B (WOS-B)”. 

Terms and Conditions

Project Duration:
The project is tenable for a maximum period of three (3) years. 

The fellowship amount under the scheme is Rs 55,000/- for Ph.D. 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), Rs.30,000/- for M.Sc or equivalent (total project cost not exceeding Rs.20 lakhs). The total project cost is inclusive of fellowship of Principal Investigator (PI), consumables, travel, contingencies and minor equipments but excluding overheads.

Selection Process:
The Project proposals received will be screened by Screening Committee and Principal Investigator (PI) of only such proposals that are ‘screened in’ may be called for presentation before an Expert Committee. The final decision will be communicated to the applicants only after obtaining administrative and financial approvals. 

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