Women Scientist Scholarship Scheme – Department of Science &Technology
Department of Science &Technology is (DST) for providing opportunities to women scientists and technologists between the age group of 30-50 years who 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, both from the point of view of pure science and its application to societal development. Under this scheme, women scientists are being encouraged to pursue research in frontier areas of science and engineering, on problems of societal relevance and to take up S&T-based internship followed by self-employment.
Three categories of scholarships, with research grants, are available for Indian citizen. Scholarships are envisaged in both institutional and non-institutional modes.
Scholarship for Research in Basic/Applied Science (WOS-A)
Scholarship for Research in S&T – based Societal Programs (WOS-B)
Internship for the Self-Employment (WOS-C)
Selection: Based on written test and interview
Last date to apply for scholarships: December 20, 2010