Women Scientist Scheme-B (WOS-B) 2020
Department of Science & Technology (DST) has announced the official notification for its Women Scientist Scheme-B (WOS-B) 2020. Interested and eligible candidates are requested to go through the details and apply accordingly:
Knowledge Involvement in Research Advancement through
Nurturing (KIRAN) Division
Women Scientist Scheme-B (WOS-B)
(S&T Intervention for Societal Benefit)
Call for Research Proposals
Many groundbreaking steps have been taken by the Department of Science & Technology (DST) to promote women in the area of Science and Technology. Women Scientist Scheme (WOS) under the KIRAN division specifically addresses challenges confronting women in the realm of S&T who had a break in career by giving suitable avenues to them to come back to mainstream science.
Under Women Scientist Scheme-B (WOS-B), women scientists and technologists are encouraged to make use of their scientific knowledge and disposition for the benefit of society.
WOS-B focuses on initiatives that contribute to S&T-based solutions to societal problems & social benefits challenges. Such projects should provide possible solutions through the development, adaptation and scaling up of viable technology/ technique and/or laboratory-to-land technology transfer. The project is tenable for a maximum period of three (3) years. Basic research proposals will not be entertained under WOS-B.
Areas in which proposals could be submitted
Agriculture, Food and Environmental Challenges (AFE)
Strengthening Health Care and Nutrition (HN)
Water and Waste Management (WWM)
Engineering and IT Solutions to Societal Issues (EIT)
Harnessing Advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Women having qualifications in science and technology areas and in the age group of 27–57 years with break in their career but interested in addressing a well-defined/identified societal challenge through viable S&T interventions are eligible to apply. Women working as permanent employees are not eligible to apply in this scheme.
The fellowship amount under the scheme is:
- Rs 55,000 p.m. for Ph.D. or equivalent (total project cost not exceeding Rs 30 lakh) + HRA and overheads.
- Rs 40,000 p.m. for M.Phil./M.Tech. or equivalent (total project cost not exceeding Rs 25 lakh) + HRA and overheads.
- Rs 31,000 p.m. for M.Sc. or equivalent (total project cost not exceeding Rs 20 lakh) + HRA and overheads.
The total project cost includes above fellowship of Principal Investigator (PI), consumables, travel, contingencies and minor equipment but excluding HRA and overheads.
How to apply:
Proposals are to be submitted online on the WOS portal http://online-wosa.gov.in. Those interested in submitting the proposal have to register at this portal and submit the proposal online. Please read the guidelines available on the portal carefully before submitting the proposal. Detailed guidelines are also available on www.dst.gov.in.
Send one hardcopy of the submitted proposal to Mrs. Namita Gupta, Scientist-‘G’, KIRAN Division, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi 110 016. Superscribe envelop with ‘Women Scientist Scheme-B (WOS-B)’. For further inquiries regarding WOS-B please send e-mail to email@example.com.
Last date of proposal submission: 31 March 2020.