Women Scientists Scheme (WOS-A) 2017-18

Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt of India invites women applicants for Women Scientists Scheme (WOS-A) 2017-18. This is specially meant for women having a break in their career arises out of motherhood and family responsibilities and not having employed anywhere. Fellows will get monthly stipend Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 55,000 and research grant up to Rs. 30,00,000. The option for the revival of their profession is presently unavailable due to restrictions in age and qualification and no system at present addresses these issues. This opportunity is only for those women scientists and technologists who are in between the age group of 27-57 years and having desire to return to mainstream science and work as bench-level scientists. Through this endeavor of the department, a concerted effort would be made to give women a strong foothold into the scientific profession, help them re-enter into the mainstream and provide a launch pad for further forays into the field of Science and Technology. Scientific Disciplines in which one can apply are Physical and Mathematical Sciences [PMS], Chemical Sciences [CS], Life Sciences [LS], Earth and Atmospheric Sciences [EAS], Engineering & Technology [ET].
Last Date: Dec 31, 2017

Women Scientists Scheme (WOS-A) 2017-18 - Eligibility

  • Only for women candidates.
  • Age between 27 to 57 years.
  • Women scientists having a Ph.D. in Basic or Applied Sciences, M.Tech, MD, MS, DM, MCH in Medical Sciences from recognized Universities.
  • Age relaxation of 5 years would be given to candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC and physically challenged.

Women Scientists Scheme (WOS-A) 2017-18 - Important Details

  •   Eligibility

    Women only, Post graduates, PhD, MTech (27-57 years)

  •   Purpose/Awards

    Stipend Rs 30,000 to Rs 55,000 pm, research grant upto Rs 30,00,000

  •   Important Dates

    Online Deadline: Dec 31, 2017

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How to Apply

The application can be done online with following steps:

Step 1: Read all the details given in the website.

Step 2: On the right side of the screen, there is an option of Online Submission System.

Step 3: Click on the Submit PES Here, use only first and the last name for registering.

Step 4: Log in Id and password will be intimated through email.

Step 5: Fill all the Personal Details as your name, correspondence address etc.

Step 6: In the next step, fill Highest Educational Qualification Details.

Step 7: In the last step, fill your Proposal Details as what is the title, duration etc.

Step 8: After completely filling the application form, click on submit button.

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Q. What is WOS-A?
Women Scientist Scheme-A is meant to encourage women candidates, preferably those having break in career and not having regular employment to pursue research in Science and Engineering.

Q. What is the WOS-A DST's Scheme for Women Scientists?
All the schemes are entirely different in their mandate. Under WOS-A financial support is available for pure R&D work in Basic & Applied Sciences.

Q. In which subject R&D support is available in WOS-A?
In Five streams i.e, Physical and mathematical science, chemical science, life science, earth & Atmosphere science, and engineering services.

Q. What is the duration of fellowship/financial support under WOS-A Scheme?
The financial support is available for three years in WS-A scheme.

Q. What is the minimum qualification for applying under WOS-A?
In the first category, candidate must be M.SC in basic or applied sciences or equivalent (i.e B.Tech/B.Pharm, etc) and second category includes Ph.D in basic and applied sciences or equivalent (i.e M.Tech/MBBS/MPharm, etc)

Q. What is the age limit for WOS-A?
The minimum age fro applying under WOS-A is 27 years and maximum age for MSC or equivalent is 35 Years and for Ph.D and equivalent is 50 years.

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