Fellowships for Women Scientists with career break at ARI, Pune
The Fellowship Scheme for Women Scientists for societal programmes is initiative of the Department of Science & Technology. This scheme is addressed to women scientists and technologists who have “break in their careers” due to social responsibilities but have desire to return to mainstream science and work as bench-level scientists. Women scientists desiring to apply for this scheme are required to develop their own research project/ proposals demonstrating science and technological applications for societal benefits.
Project Proposals For
a. Research, development and adaptation of technology to improve the quality of life and provide additional opportunities for income generation in rural areas or urban slums.
b. Adaptation & transfer of an innovative technology developed at laboratory level to field.
c. Capacity building of applicant in technology areas relevant to the needs in rural areas.
Qualification requirement :Ph.D. or masters degree in science , medicine/ pharmacy
Support will include a scholarship grant of Rs.15,000 per month for a period of two years for candidates with Ph.D., ., MS/MD and Rs.10,000 per month for candidates having post graduate degree for a period of two years.
a. Grant for minor equipment, consumables, contingencies, travel and overheads will also be considered if found necessary under the work plan.
Duration of Fellowship: The scholarship will be given initially for duration of two years. The period may be extended to the third year in exceptional cases, if recommended by Experts during periodic reviews.
Selection Mechanism: A Committee of Experts will be involved in the selection process. The two-tier selection process will be adopted involving initial screening and subsequent individual presentation by the screened-in candidates before a group of Experts. The selected candidates will be informed by post. The list of selected candidates will be displayed on the website.
last date for receiving the application:30th April 2010