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Women Scientist Fellowship Programme 2008

Programme: Women Scientist for societal Programmes 2008 (Website)

Offered By: Department Of Science and Technology

Key Dates:
Deadline for Submission of Applications: March 31, 2008


For Whom:
Indian women living in India and who are currently not employed in permanent position and who possess one of the following qualifications- PhD degree in science, master’s degree in engineering or technology, architecture, medicine or pharmacy; who have break in career for at least three years or more after having master’s degree in science or bachelor’s degree in engineering or medicine, architecture or pharmacy. The applicant should be below the age of 50 years.

Women Scientists for societal programmes (WOS-B) is a fellowship programme which is the initiative of the Department of Science and Technology to maximally utilize the human resources of women scientists for development of the country.Support will include a scholarship grant of Rs.15,000 per month for Level I and Rs.10,000 per month for Level II for a period of two years. Grant for minor equipment, consumables and contingencies, Travel and overheads will also be considered if found necessary under the work plan. Candidates selected for for the award of the fellowship are not expected to register for higher degree during the period of fellowship. The scholarship will be given for 2 years. The period may be extended to the third year in exceptional cases.

The various Project proposals could be for:

  • Research, development and adaptation of technology to improve the quality of life and provide additional opportunities for income generation in urban slums or rural areas;
  • Adaptation and transfer of an innovative technology form laboratory to field
  • Capacity building of applicant in technology areas relevant to the needs in rural areas;


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