DST Women Scientist Scheme-B (WOS-B) 2020 – Applications Invited
DST Women Scientist Scheme-B (WOS-B) 2020 – Applications Invited. Women Scientist Scheme-B (WOS-B) 2020. Knowledge Involvement in Research Advancement through Nurturing (KIRAN) WOS-B 2020. Interested and eligible applicants can check out all of the details on the same below:
Call for Proposals under WOS-B Open – last date extended 30 April 2020
This Call Expires In :
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
Department of Science & Technology (DST) has taken several pioneering initiatives for promoting women in Science and Technology (S&T) domain. Women Scientist Scheme (WOS) under KIRAN division specifically addresses challenges confronting women in the realm of S&T who had a break in career by providing suitable opportunities to them to return to mainstream science.
Under Women Scientist Scheme-B (WOS-B), proposals are welcomed from women scientists and technologists who desire to utilize their scientific knowledge and temperament for the benefit of society. WOS-B concentrates on projects leading to S&T based solutions of societal issues & challenges for social benefits. Such projects ought to deliver possible solutions by way of development of viable technology/technique and/or lab-to-land technology transfer, its adaptation and scaling up. The project is tenable for a maximum duration of 3 (3) years. Basic research proposals will certainly 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).
- Energy (ER).
- Water and Waste Management (WWM).
- Engineering and IT Solutions to Societal Issues (EIT).
- Harnessing Advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Eligibility: Women having qualifications in science & technology areas and in the age group of 27-57 years with break in their career yet 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/- pm for PhD or equal (total project cost not exceeding Rs.30 lakh) + HRA and Overheads,
- Rs 40,000/- pm for M.Phil./ MTech or comparable (total project cost not exceeding Rs.25 lakh) + HRA and Overheads,
- Rs 31,000/- pm for M.Sc. or equal (total project cost not exceeding Rs.20 lakh) + HRA and Overheads.
- Total project cost consists of the above fellowship of Principal Investigator (PI), consumables, travelling, contingencies and minor equipment however excluding HRA and overheads.
How to apply: Proposals are to be submitted online on WOS portal http://online-wosa.gov.in. Those interested in submitting proposal have to register at this portal and submit the proposal online. Please read guidelines available on the portal thoroughly before submitting the proposal. Detailed guidelines are also available on www.dst.gov.in. Send out one hardcopy of a submitted proposal to Mrs Namita Gupta, Scientist-‘ G’, KIRAN Division, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi110016. Superscribe envelope with ‘Women Scientist Scheme-B (WOS-B)’. For additional questions regarding WOSB please send email to: [email protected].
Last Date of Proposal Submission: 31st March 2020 Last Date of Proposal Submission has been extended from 31 March to 30 April 2020.
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