WISE-SCOPE Fellowship Program By DST – Opportunity For Women Scientists & Technologists
WISE-SCOPE Fellowship Program By DST – Opportunity For Women Scientists & Technologists. The WISE SCOPE Fellowship program of the Department of Science & Technology (DST) aims to provide opportunity to Women Scientists and Technologists who have completed Ph.D. and want to utilize their S&T knowledge and expertise for the benefit of society.
Department of Science and Technology
Societal challenges refer to problems and issues that affect societies on a large scale, often spanning across multiple domain such as economic, environment, technology, health, energy, waste, water, management, agriculture and more.
The WISE SCOPE Fellowship program of the Department of Science & Technology (DST) aims to provide opportunity to Women Scientists and Technologists who have completed Ph.D. and want to utilize their S&T knowledge and expertise for the benefit of society. This program promotes projects that directly deal with challenges at grassroots level and address them through S&T interventions. Projects under WISE-SCOPE (WISE-Societal Challenges with Opportunities) should provide S&T solutions to our social problems, livelihood generation, drudgery reduction, health and nutrition related issues, management of natural resources, sustainable agriculture, climate change, disaster management etc.
Broad Thematic Areas:
- Energy, Water and Waste Management (EWWM)
- Engineering and Technology Development (ETD)
- Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development (ECSD)
- Agriculture and Allied Sciences (AAS)
- Health, Food and Nutrition (HFN)
Employment: Candidates in regular employment are not eligible for WISE-SCOPE. However, women scientists who are temporarily employed in research or academics may apply in this program but they have to leave earlier assignment, if, selected in WISE-SCOPE program. (The position of applicant in any project, as Post-Doctoral Fellow, Research Associate, etc. will be considered as temporary assignment.)
Age: The minimum age to apply is 27 years and maximum is 60 years as on the date of submission.
Educational Qualification: Women Scientists who have completed Ph.D. in Basic or Applied Sciences or having equivalent degree like MD/MS/MDS are eligible for WISE-SCOPE.
Financial Support: This Program provides the basic fellowship of the applicant @Rs.55000/- and HRA(as per norms) per month, Research Grant of Rs. 2.0 Lakh per year, Field Demonstration etc. of Rs. 1.0 Lakh (for project tenure) and cost of small equipment (up to a maximum of Rs. 2.0 Lakh) along with Institutional overhead charges as per DST norms.
Project Tenure: Up to 3 years.
Selection Process: Criteria of selection will be on the basis of Preliminary screening of eligibility, and then further Applicant’s credentials, identified societal challenge, Scientific methodology proposed, expected beneficiary on the ground by the outcome of the project, etc. and final selection would be made as per recommendations of the Subject Expert Committees (SECs). The final decision of DST will be communicated to the applicants only after obtaining due administrative and financial approvals.
Last Date of Submission: Proposal submission is open throughout the year.
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