DST Fellowship for Women Scientists Scheme in India, 2018


Department of Science & Technology (DST) is offering DST Fellowship for Women Scientists Scheme in India, (WOS-A), 2018. The scheme focuses on projects related to Science & Technology (S&T) interventions for societal benefit.

The Women Scientists Scheme (WOS-A) of the Department of Science and Technology aim to provide opportunities to women scientists and technologists for pursuing research in basic or applied sciences in frontier areas of science and engineering.

Department of Science & Technology (DST) was established in May 1971, with the objective of promoting new areas of Science & Technology and to play the role of a nodal department for organising, coordinating and promoting S&T activities in the country.

Scholarship Type

Fellowship is available for pursuing PhD, M.Phil/M.Tech and M.Sc programme.

Field of study:

The scholarships have been instituted in the following subject areas :
Physical Science/Chemical Science/Mathematical Science/Life sciences/Earth Sciences/Atmospheric Sciences/Engineering Sciences.

A project proposal should be in active collaboration with an academic/R&D institution in the chosen subject area.

Scholarship Benefits:

This scheme will provide a research grant with an upper limit of Rs. 23 lakh (for Ph.D. or equivalent) and Rs. 20 lakh (for M.Sc. or equivalent) for a well-defined R&D project proposal for a period of three years.

This grant will include the fellowship of the applicant and cost of small equipment, contingencies, travel, consumables etc. Institutional overhead charges will be extra.

To be taken in(Country):


Scholarship Number :

Not Specified

Eligible Nationality:

Women Scientists from India are eligible are eligible to apply.


Candidates must be a Women scientists,

must have a minimum of Post Graduate degree, equivalent to M.Sc. in Basic or Applied Sciences or B.Tech. or MBBS or other equivalent professional qualifications.
be within maximum age limit is 35 years. The amount of fellowship for such candidates will be Rs. 20,000/- PM.

Those who have a Ph.D. in Basic or Applied Sciences or M.Tech. or MD/MS, DM/MCH in Medical Sciences and to the age of 50 years. The amount of fellowship for such candidates will be Rs. 35,000/- PM.

Preference would be given to candidates having a break-in-career due to family reasons, Ph.D./equivalent degree candidates, M.Sc./equivalent candidates if they have a bright academic record and demonstrable research experience in the form of publications, dissertations, patents, etc.

Application Deadline:

The Scheme is open throughout the year. Therefore, there is no last date of application

Application Procedure

Candidates must submit Five(5)copies of neatly typed application (in single space and on both sides of the paper) at the address below.
Carefully prepare a concise proposal in all respects.

Submit Project Executive Summary (PES) online. It should contain general information about the candidate and a brief summary of the proposal.
After submission of PES, an on-screen acknowledgement will appear which contains a Serial Number. Note down this Serial Number for future enquiries.

Decision of the management will be communicated through email along with a login ID and password will enable the submission of Project Proposal Document (PPD).

Submit the applications to

Dr H B Singh
Women Scientists Scheme (WOS-A)
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi – 110016

You can begin the application by clicking on Application Form and get more details by clicking the Scholarship Link

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